Inspired by tradition, and guided by romance, Asian culture and tradition are beautifully represented today through the art and imagery of Divya Pande Photography. A culture who's wedding traditions have endured the test of time, are truly an art in themselves.
From photographer Divya Pande: "For our Fine Art Asian editorial, we were inspired by a fresh, modern take on a traditional Asian wedding. Our couple feels where they come from is also as important as where they are going. Thus, our design goal was to meld a love of modern style and fine art details with an appreciation for Asian culture. We felt that the timeless nature of film truly brought to life the often timeless inspirations and rituals of Asian wedding rituals and traditions.
In Chinese weddings, it's common for brides to change dresses three times. To honor that tradition, we've had our bride transition between three looks, beginning with a more minimalist, natural look and culminating with something a bit more dramatic for her exit!
The dessert table is inspired by a traditional Asian tea ceremony with tea, small treats, stunning raindrop cakes, and a modern double-barrel gray watercolor cake topped with a simple, but dramatic cherry blossom branch.
With regards to the flowers, seasonality was key. We used magnolia for its delicate scent, but also as an homage to it's importance within Asian art. The Kokedama balls are a Japanese technique used to create a natural base or support for the plants."
Photography: Divya Pande Photography | Design & Cake: Wink by Erica | Florals: The Petaler | Beauty: Shreeda Tailor | Venue: Asia Society | Ring: A&G Diamond | Stationery: 6120 Creative | Calligraphy: Sincerely Calligraphy | Rentals: Swift Events | Ceramics: Merchant & Market | Dresses: Lovely Bride | Suits: J. Crew | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Models: Jacklyn & Nick McCollin