25 Emotional Black and White Photos from Real Weddings and Engagements

When it comes to wedding photos, we tend to skew our preference towards colored photos, do we not? Admittedly, seeing sunset colors paint engagement shoots with golden hues, a ceremony with the azure sky and sea as the backdrop, and lovers strolling amidst a field full of blossoming flowers for their post-nuptial gives us all butterflies. With this general sentiment and inclination towards colors, we oftentimes forget that black and white photos are equally appalling in their own way. Hence, today’s blog feature pays tribute to the beauty and simplicity of black and white photos. We asked Hong Kong photographers to share their favorite black and white photos with us and shed some light on what makes black and white photos captivating. Scroll on to experience the spellbinding call of black and white photos–raw, unassuming, emotional, and magical all at once.

 

“Usually, the first impression of every photo is the about the color. But when the color is gone, black and white photos can bring out the emotions—they can enhance the mood and atmosphere of the moment.”

– J.Aperture

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5 Luxury High Tea and Staycation Experiences for You and Your Bridesmaids

Before you become a Mrs, how about spending some time bonding with your bride tribe? In case you’re looking for the perfect escape within the city, we found five luxurious staycation and high tea experiences that you can enjoy with your girlfriends. Relish some sweet moments alone with your best friends away from the stress of wedding planning by booking one of these soonest.

 

 

English Afternoon Tea at The Verandah at The Repulse Bay 

Imagine sitting by a garden filled with endless greens and spring blooms. Then just as the sun settles, you and your gal pals delight in delicious delicacies like scones, finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries while chatting the rest of the day away. Does this sound like something you want to do? Head on over to The Verandah at The Repulse Bay and book an English Afternoon Tea party this instant.

 

Time Slots:

  • Wednesday to Saturday l 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday and Public Holidays l 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • (Last order for afternoon tea at 5:30 pm)

Rates*:

  • Wednesday to Friday – HK$348 per person, HK$648 for two persons
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – HK$368 per person, HK$688 for two persons

For reservations and enquires, please call +852 2292 2822 or email [email protected].

 

 

JW Takeaway Afternoon Tea Set

What if you want afternoon tea but you want wine, too? JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong‘s JW Takeaway Afternoon Tea Set includes a bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé 2020, an extremely fine, subtle and dry premium rosé produced by Château d’Esclans–you get the best of both worlds! Let’s not forget the savoury bites and decadent desserts that are also all part of the package. This luxury tea set experience features a delectable selection of savouries, such as Reuben sandwich, chicken and avocado tart, Iberico ham with fresh fig, brie cheese and brioche and tomato & mozzarella skewer, alongside indulgent sweet treats like chocolate hazelnut fondant, caramel pear flan and red velvet cheesecake, plus the must-have plain and raisin English scones with jam and clotted cream with a selection of two fine teas from Tea WG. With all of this for you and your bridesmaids to enjoy, you will surely find yourself in the best of moods.

 

Rate: HK$798* for the set
Click here to order.

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This Couple Pulled Off a Phuket-inspired Wedding in Hong Kong!

Like many brides and grooms, Destiny and Warren’s wedding plans were greatly affected by the pandemic. Their wedding planning journey was not an easy one because they have been dreaming of tying the knot in a romantic seaside wedding in Phuket since the day they got engaged. But even with the change in plans, the lovers stayed positive and decided to replicate their dream island wedding in Hong Kong. Thankfully, Hong Kong has a lot of hidden gems. One of them is this stunning private villa overlooking the most gorgeous landscape of Sai Kung’s coastline. Just as they had imagined, Destiny and Warren made their ideal wedding come to life. With the help of Free Concept Wedding Decoration, this quiet and secluded villa turned into an exotic paradise for the lovers! See how amazing every detail turned out through the lens of Jenny Tong!

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12 Creative Save-the-Date Cards That Will Delight Your Guests

How can you announce your wedding in an engaging way? You can begin by sending out fun save-the-date cards that not only give a sneak peek of your wedding, but also get guests excited. Here are 12 cute and creative save-the-date card ideas that will surely delight all your guests. They will anticipate your wedding day as soon as then open the cards! Start scrolling now to see them all.

 

 

(1) Encrypted Save-the-Date Cards

[From: Paper Truly]

 

(2) Taking The Next Step

[From: A Practical Wedding / Photo: Christina Holmes]

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Details Matter: Hong Kong Wedding Stylists Share 6 Wedding Decoration Essentials

Choosing wedding decorations is such a fin part of wedding planning. From your mood board–the big idea, you move to the more intricate details that will make your dream wedding come to life. Because there are countless options to choose from and elements that come into play, brides tend to get overwhelmed what it comes to picking wedding decoration details. The quick solution for this is to stick to essentials. Wedding decoration stylists Home Sweet Florist and Once Wedding Decoration helped us define what these essentials are. Before going crazy with all the pretty photos on Pinterest, check out these must-have details first.

 

 

(1) Flowers and Candles

Combining flowers and candles never goes out of style, claims Home Sweet Florist. They’re essential elements that also deliver a class look to any wedding. This pairing is especially part for your wedding banquet head table. Let’s also not forget that candles deliver extra romantic lighting during the evening.

 

(2) Three-dimensional Elements

If you have a fairly large space to play with Once Wedding Decoration says you can add three-dimensional elements to fill in the area. For example, this layered background matched the large-scale wedding venue. Aside from breathing life into an otherwise bare space, this three-dimensional decorations give photographers a unique element to take beautiful photos with.

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