Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Xiaoyi + Bochen: Real Wedding

Xiaoyi + Bochen joined each-other in Holy Matrimony this year, and it was GORGEOUS! We had an Eastern Inspired Theme with lots of bright colors, and we had a ball designing and planning this one!

I should mention we have changed our business name to Taylor + Hov, so get used to not seeing "DIYva Designs" all over the place. We needed to grow up and our new name is kinda spiffy don't you think?! (Hov is short for Hovnanian, Nar's last name)----sooo. Working on updating the site etc.

Back to the wedding deets:

Venue: Brookside Gardens
Photographer: Melanie Yu Photography
Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering
Florist: Taylor + Hov, Planning and Design 
Coordination: Taylor + Hov, Planning and Design
Stationery: Taylor + Hov, Planning and Design
Videography: Blue Sky Films
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

I designed Xiaoyi's Stationery with a colorful lotus, and topped off the bright colors with a glittery envelope liner. Those hand-made paper lotuses with chocolate in the middle were their laborious favors, how beautiful!

Aren't their flowers gorgeous! We went for an Eastern/Exotic feel with an organic style, and it turned out amazing!


Their ceremony backdrop was made of about 50 colorful paper flowers, and it was a labor of love! It really brought the ceremony to life!

You know I had to make their programs little scrolls! It only made sense. lol

Fluffy Thoughts. YUMMM. 

Xiaoyi travelled to China and brought back these lovely vases to use on the tables.

Placecards were glittery champagne flutes for the guests. I got through a whole season of Breaking Bad while making these, random thought. Lol. People wonder how I have time to watch Netflix. 

I love the authentic traditional Chinese attire!

We hired a Peacock Dancer

And a Belly Dancer

And one of the guests happened to be a master Yo-Yo artist. (seriously.) 

A Lion Dance was absolutely necessary. 


  1. Beautiful shapes and colors in this wedding.

  2. This is so lovely! And an impressive amount of research- I had no idea the degree of difference!

    Loose dress


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