A Wedding Filled with Peonies

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Last weekend marked another special occasion in our family. After the wedding of my brother barely half a year back, it was now my cousin sister’s turn. The wedding dinner took place at InterContinental Hotel KL, and the food was prepared by the Chinese restaurant Toh Lee. As family members of the bride, most of us were there as early as 5pm to make sure everything was in order. The tables were all set, flowers all blooming and the AV system all ready to go. I was given the task to tick off guest names at the reception but before that, I couldn’t resist from taking pictures of the gorgeous settings in the ballroom. If you can’t tell already, it was largely decorated with beautiful peonies.

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The beautiful peonies decorating each table

To be honest, it was the first time I saw peonies up close. They’re not grown here and had to be imported all the way from Holland! It’s a good thing that they happened to be in season or there wouldn’t be so many of them decorating each table in the ballroom.

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The guest list

Even the cocktail tables were decorated with flowers!

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Snacks at the cocktail area

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Entrance to the Junior Ballroom

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Some pictures and wedding invitation of the bride and groom – don’t you love the flowers?

Since we’re early, we had the opportunity to visit the ballroom before the guests arrived. I loved how very warm and pink the whole combination looked. The flowers really did make a big difference!

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The main table

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Settings on the main table

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A closer look at the peonies

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Love the colour combination of hydrangeas

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Guest tables

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The Junior Ballroom

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The wedding cake with pink roses

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A picture with the flowers

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The bride and groom

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The couple with their family

During the cocktail hour, we took some pictures using the props given. Here are some taken by my brother that night. :)

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Pretending to be serious

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3 generations of ladies in the house

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Some of the props at the photo booth

I did not take pictures of food on the actual dinner itself since the environment was too dark and I was too busy eating. :P But here are some of the pictures of the food we had during a tasting session held a month ago. Most of the menu remained the same, except for the five combinations platter and dessert. I enjoyed majority of the dishes served but special praises must be sung for the Roasted Duck and Steamed Cod fish! It’s not very often that we get to eat duck on wedding dinners and this was roasted to a marvelous crispiness that didn’t remove the moisture from the flesh. On the other hand, the cod was served in a very generous portion, with silky smooth flesh that almost melted in my mouth. Thumbs-up!

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Grand Five Combinations Platter

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Loved this deep fried ham roll

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Double boiled baby abalone with cabbage heart and bamboo pith soup

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Roasted Duck Hong Kong Style with Five Spice Powder

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Baked prawns with egg dust and oats

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Steamed Cod with ginger and topped with superior soy sauce

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Extremely flaky and smooth cod

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Braised sea cucumber, pacific clams and mushroom with dried scallop sauce

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Steamed lotus leaf rice with Eight treasure nuts

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Chinese Pancake and “Min fa kou” (Cotton cake)

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Lotus seed and lily bulb in sugar cane juice

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Champagne for toasting ceremony

Oh I must also mention that dinner started just before 8pm, which is quite a rarity! Everything else followed according to schedule and the night ended with the couple’s first dance. So romantic! Here’s wishing them a wonderful, loving and happily-ever-after marriage, Theng and Jeremy! :)

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The very yummy chocolate cake

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Comments

  1. says

    wow..what a grand and yet so classy dinner! The props and the deco are really ….nice and nice….. hahha… and the 3 generation ladies.. they are glamorous! :)

  2. Georgina L. says

    That was such a grand wedding and I love the food. Which food was the most delicious of all? Everything looks yummy.

    I hope to have the same wedding soon!

    -Georgina

  3. says

    yeah, I remember spending a bomb on flowers for the church then for the chinese dinner! flowers are sooooo expensive but if you load the place with flowers, it just looks perfect! Very nicely done, the peonies!

  4. eevannyi says

    hi…may i know which florist or co that your brother engaged with for the flower arrangement?

    i really love the decor! thanks for replying!

  5. says

    Such a lovely wedding, I think wedding decorated with flowers is he most beautiful. I like white flowers. If you don’t mind I would like to quote you in my wedding blog.

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