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Floraseum | An Avant-Garde Botanical Wedding at The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

- 30 December 2022
Imagine an exotic botanical conservatory in the Grand Ballroom of The St Regis Kuala Lumpur by transforming the modern ballroom into an oasis of beauty and serenity. A grand yet subdued statement for that modern and luxurious bohemian look and feel.

This was a fun wedding to plan despite the short time frame; 2 months to be exact. An intimate wedding of 170 guests filled the air with love and joy. The evening was lively and memorable thanks to Douglas Lim’s charismatic and funny persona. The statement piece was a 40-foot botanical bar at the entrance, aptly named “Rachel’s Gin Bar,”, reflecting Rachel’s passion for all types of gin. On top of the 20 different cocktails and alcohols on selection, guests could request the bartender to customise a cocktail to their liking at the open bar that lasted till 1am. 

We brought Han and Rachel’s Floraseum vision to life through exhibition-style floral installations, providing a new perspective on an avant-garde concept. A plethora of exotic and unique flowers were flown in from Kenya, New Zealand, Holland, Columbia, Africa, Vietnam, and Taiwan to create a wildly eclectic combination. The wedding theme was revitalised in a way that transcended the creation of a new style, exuding the event’s modern, frivolous atmosphere. To quote Rachel’s exact brief, “I do not want a boring botanical wedding with boring leaves.”

It took the production, floral and lighting teams 24 hours to rush through the entire set up. It is so important to work with recommended vendors whom we can trust to execute and produce the wedding beautifully despite the short time frame.

A five-piece live band, trio acapella featuring vocal powerhouse Evelyn Feroza along with Kirstie and Cassey Maximus, a Chinese singer, and a special performance by the bride’s mother. An entertaining game session was also held during dinner as a way to cap off the exciting evening!
Han and Rachel didn’t want a boring wedding where guests have to sit through 4 hours of wedding formalities before they get to party. So, it was a party right from the start, with a seating layout that would maximise socialising. On top of the 6-couse dinner, guests enjoyed mingling and strolling around to check out food kiosks that featured all their favourite snacks and desserts. 

The wedding was held at a time when people were still jittery about large gatherings. To ensure a safe environment where everyone could social freely, an on-site RTK test was conducted on all the guests by BP Healthcare before entering the wedding venue. 

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