Kim & Isaac's 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Wedding with A Chinese Twist

Chana Marelus real bride

A wedding celebration themed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is bound to have some pretty romantic and magical elements, and Kim and Isaac’s wedding was definitely that and more. This flawlessly curated wedding took place on the grounds of a stunning countryside landscape at Blue Hill Farm. A blend of sophistication and romance, the wedding was an homage to the beauty of nature undergoing its magical change from summer to autumn.

The mystique of the fall foliage combined with the wedding detail’s abundance of color—a representation of the bride’s Chinese culture and her love of color as a designer—achieved the perfect balance between romance and exuberance. The bride wore a custom off-the-shoulder Chana Marelus gown from Spina Bride which featured the designer’s signature floral motif embroidery around the back, sleeves and neckline. This wedding celebration was so beautifully crafted, it was recently featured on Style Me Pretty! Scroll down to view the dreamy wedding album, beautifully photographed by Sophie Kaye Photography.


From the Style Me Pretty Feature..

Kim and Isaac knew that deciding on a color scheme would be nearly impossible; Kim’s love of colors has had a huge influence on her artwork, and would play a big role in the wedding as well. Instead, they chose to draw inspiration from the mood and environment of the day: autumnal foliage and crisp chinoiserie as an homage to the season, bridesmaid dresses ranging from the palest blush to a deep burgundy as a nod to Chinese wedding colours, and rich jewel-tones for the tables and bouquets to tie everything together. On the whole, the tapestry of colours was what helped make the day so festive and unique, and full of warmth and happiness.

From the Style Me Pretty Feature..

As both the bride and groom are Jewish, and the bride is Chinese as well, the wedding represented a true marriage of the two cultures. Before the ceremony, the families and wedding party participated in a private tea ceremony and Ketubah-signing, during which the bride wore a traditional Gua dress from Hong Kong, while the groom donned a Chinese “cabbage blossom” over his suit. At the reception that evening, everyone danced the Hora, and to close out the night, they had a Taiwanese-style send-off, offering Chinese wedding candies to their guests.


Dress: Chana Marelus | Retailer: Spina Bride | Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Floral Design: Peartree Flowers | Coordination: The Wedding Library | Ring: Susie Saltzman | H&MU: NataliaBBridal