So, the question's been popped, the champagne's out and the phone's been ringing off the hook – you're getting married. Hong Kong is a romantic city and its endless array of wedding experts makes it an ideal destination to tie the knot. Here's our pocket guide to six names that you'll need to add to your planning list – trust us, they'll make each step of the process all the easier.
For wedding planning: Civil Celebrant Service (Hong Kong)
Since 2008, Civil Celebrant Service (Hong Kong) has been a pioneer in premium wedding services and with a company motto 'wedding is our business', it's quick to see why. The wedding planning company does all the prep work for you from start to finish, from assisting clients with wedding budgets to the final rundown and managing any involved wedding service providers. Specialising in small and medium sized weddings, Francis, the chief wedding planner will keep you in good hands as he is a civil celebrant of marriages and a Humanists U.K. trained celebrant. The company can also assist in registering the marriage with the marriage registry or with one of our business partners civil celebrant in Hong Kong, UK or Thailand.
Civil Celebrant Service (Hong Kong), 23/F, On Building, 162 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9036 3020
For wedding flowers: Colour Freak Studio
What's a wedding without a touch of colour? Stray away from your typical floral concoctions and opt for a burst of brilliance from Colour Freak Studio, dedicated to the free spirited weddings of today. The founder of this florist loves rock music, vintage and culture to create the most extraordinary one-of-a-kind designs for every customer. It opened in 2015 and the studio is based in Lai Chi Kok, where clients can expect tailor-made bouquets, floral accessories and event decor services, including the use of fresh, silk, dried and preserved flowers.
Colour Freak Studio, Room 602 F, Block C, HK Industrial Centre, 489 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon (by appointment only), +852 9209 0192
For award-winning photography: Jamie Ousby
During the wedding, you'll be so busy caught up in the conversations, dancing, drinking and dining. But to capture these timeless memories, you'll need an expert photographer to get those perfect shots. Award-winning internationally-acclaimed documentary wedding photographer Jamie Ousby is based in Hong Kong and has photographed weddings worldwide. For Jamie, it's about the natural moments, the authentic moments, rather than posing for pictures, so you can really reminisce on moments from your special day. And that’s how he documents the wedding day – no posing or directing, just capturing real moments in real time.
Find out more about Jamie Ousby and his work and contact him at +852 91023058
For wedding cakes & desserts: The Sweet Spot
Hit the sweet spot with wedding goodies from this cake specialist. Rosetta, the founder, has always been passionate about crafting art for intimate events where there's always a sweet tooth to satisfy. Her love for decorating sweets and flowers into the most exquisite unique designs bring an artistic touch to any event big or small. The Sweet Spot brings bespoke cakes that can cater to your every request, all made from scratch with premium ingredients and classic flavours that are set to impress.
For bridal makeup: Beyoutiful Bridal by Sapphire Shen
Hong Kong celebrity makeup artist Sapphire Shen's wedding makeup brand Beyoutiful Bridal caters to brides on their special day(s) around the globe. After years of experience in commercial and editorial work, the vetaran curates personalised, stylish and timeless looks for every single bride. Whether you're going for a subtle, natural complexion or a more specific dramatic look, Shen will expertly take the reigns on making you look your best on the day.
Find out more here and contact Sapphire Shen at +852 9077 5822
For the wedding dress: Christina Devine
Arguably one of the best bits – and also sometimes most difficult – parts of wedding planning is finding the perfect dress. Christina Devine redefines bridal dresses with her transparent process and celebration of each bride’s individuality. Curate your personalised experience by consulting with the expert herself for the ultimate luxury experience.
Christina Devine, 10C, Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 6167 2289