Embracing Chinese Traditions in the Heart of Paris
Captured by Olya Kobruseva
Today, we are delighted to immerse ourselves in the enchanting world of a Chinese wedding that unfolded against the romantic backdrop of the City of Love – Paris. Nestled in the heart of this iconic city, The Westin Paris, provided the perfect canvas for a celebration that seamlessly blended Chinese traditions with the allure of a Parisian fairy tale. Photographer Olya Kobruseva takes us through the enchanting journey of Angela and Sylvain’s beautiful day.
A Parisian Affair
”Couples seeking for an atmosphere of elegance naturally come to Paris… It’s hardly surprising that this city ranks among the most wanted wedding destinations. Opting for Paris as your wedding location means embracing a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your guests… Angela and Sylvain chose The Westin Paris as the perfect venue for their wedding, drawn to its central location on Place Vendôme — One of Paris’s most luxurious neighbourhoods.”
A Fusion of Cultures
”Although Angela and Sylvain have lived in France for many years, their wedding still retained many Chinese traditions. The wedding tea ceremony in the morning with the family, the bright red color palette, ornaments and little details – everything echoed the Chinese culture and traditions. Red is the main color of traditional Chinese weddings so the team of florists played an important role in bringing the Chinese style by using different hues of reds and bright colors such as yellow, orange and peach.”
The Westin Paris Vendome: A Parisian Oasis for the Couple’s Nuptials
”The ceremony and wedding reception took place in the heart of Paris, at The Westin Vendome Hotel next to the Tuileries Garden. This is one of the most incredible wedding venues in Paris. The baroque design, the history, and the reputation of this venue talk for themselves. The red walls and the golden pillars also echoed the main color of the wedding.”
A Symphony of Elegance at Westin Paris
”The bride made a striking choice with an exquisite cream-colored strapless satin wedding dress. The gown, adorned with delicate hidden flowers and a tasteful belt design, captured the perfect blend of sophistication and beauty.
To seamlessly transition between the dinner and ceremony within the enchanting ballroom of The Westin Paris Vendome, a stage was artfully arranged. This elevated platform served as a focal point, hosting both the exchange of vows and the couple’s memorable first dance, creating a harmonious flow to the celebration.
The highlight of the evening was the cake, a masterpiece that mirrored the overall theme of delicate charm. Gorgeously adorned with pastel flowers, the cake became not only a delectable treat but also a visual spectacle. It added a touch of sweetness to the already enchanting atmosphere of Angela and Sylvain’s wedding celebration.”
Photographer: Olya Kobruseva
Planner: Lavie Wedding
Florist: Land of Dreams
Videographer: Stefani Leguenn
Makeup: Jane Makeup Artist
Venue The Westin Paris – Vendôme
Transport: Mariage en Anciennes