There’s no denying that this wedding is absolutely gorgeous and one-of-a-kind, considering that it’s also the very first wedding held at Marini’s on 57. Soren and Lavinne are a cool couple who loves life and really knows how to have a good time and this modern, stylish and unconventional venue is simply the perfect fit to their personality. At first visit, it seemed almost impossible to host a sit down dinner of 200 people at this venue. The restaurant is built with a circular architecture, split into 3 different rooms that are connected through the outdoor lounge. We decided on using 2 rooms for the dinner reception and the 3rd room, i.e. the bar for the pre-dinner cocktail and after party. Working with the existing interior of the space, we called it the “Diamond” and “Platinum” rooms, ensuring that the theme was carried through the decoration and details.
For the Diamond room, we worked with white and silver, clean lines with a crisp finish. For the Platinum room, black and gilded gold candlelabras filled the room with a slightly more ornate yet masculine finishing. It was like Ying and Yang. Yet, we needed to sure that even with the difference in colours, the overall wedding style still flowed through as one. Subtle details that may not be noticeable included the menu cards, which at first glance looks the same but one is with gold lining while the other is with a silver lining. For Lavinne and Soren, white symbolizes faith while black embodies elegance.
The outdoor lounge served as the venue for the wedding ceremony, just 2 hours before the dinner. With an astro turf and a green hedged wall, Lavinne and Soren recited their vows against the towering, iconic Petronas Twin Towers as the backdrop. After that it was canapés and champagne with a majestic sunset view of the KL city skyline. Eventhough this wedding was held several years ago, the timeless design still looks relevant today, and we noticed the same design being copied over and over again.
“I hadn’t been to Denmark but I heard Denmark is the world’s happiest country. I always wondered if that was true, that is until I met Soren. Soren is one of the few happy Danes I met in Kuala Lumpur, we met at a random event 5 years ago. We both are sociable people due to work mostly. We always had a lot of good time talking, poking fun and laughing over everything whenever we see each other at many events. We have never thought we would click so well despite our different cultural background, on top of that we also had a lot in common. LOVE sprouted gradually without us knowing it was love or friendship. The answer became clear when Soren had to move to Hong Kong for work.”
“Soren’s a really sensitive and romantic man. He’s also a very good planner. He planned the proposal at the Maldives in February 2015, which I’d thought was just another vacation and romantic dinner on the beach. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was going to be his plan B. It took me by surprise because he’s actually not very good at keeping surprises from me. I said yes to the man I wanted to spend my life with when he got down on one knee, along with his very sentimental yet funny proposal speech (which he claimed to be his new rap – he loves to rap), and the perfect ring on a beautiful island.”
The Dream Team
Wedding Planning: Natasha Khoo, The Peak Xperience
Floral Decor: Wishing Tree
Decor Rentals: Peak Atelier
Wedding Photography: Jan & William, Axioo
Wedding Cinematography: Enya Mareine Vision Studio
Wedding Gowns: Rosana by La Sposa (Wedding Gown), Keith Kee Couture (Evening Gown)
Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo Couture
Hair & Make Up: Sheng Saw & CKay
Groom’s Attire: Ascot Chang Tailor
Wedding Cake: Miss Shortcakes Cake Mastery
Entertainment: Poova and Dennis Lau
Master of Ceremony: Kevin Chong