Infuse Chinese Art into Your Wedding

Apart from having striking red items or following traditional rituals like wearing Kwa (Chinese wedding gown), performing Tea Ceremony, cutting up Roasted Pig, have you ever considered infusing Chinese art into your wedding in an aesthetic sense?

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Left - Lala Curio

Middle - Pinterest of China Online Museum

Right - Pinterest of

Understanding more about Chinese Art

You can see in Chinese Art, there is a lot of 'white space’ or ‘untouched area’. However, this space of blankness actually is an indispensable part of the Chinese Art, which the art piece is only complete with it. This style of art dates back to over 2000 years ago and it flourished during Song Dynasty (right before the White & Blue Typical Chinese Ceramics started).

Chinese Art & Styling

Let’s focus on the aesthetics essence of ‘blankness’, that it actually coincides with styling. ‘Blankness’ exemplifies the focus which the artist or designer wants his audience to realize. It creates imagination beyond the surface. Blankness can be a metaphor of the sky, of the clouds, of the mist, of your imagination. It was created based on the whole content and composition, it requires thorough consideration on which part to be left blank and which part to have paints on. From the 3 images above, when we first look at them, our eyes fall immediately on the white flowers, the blue centerpiece flower, and the bird lovers. With blankness, then it allows our eyes to then notice more about the subtleties - the shapes, the directions, the texture and the stories behind.

Chinese Motifs

Now that we have talked a bit more about the underlying essence of Chinese art, we move onto Chinese motifs. There are some common ones like Animals, Plants, Flowers, Pottery. Some flowers like Lotus, symbolize beauty and purity; and some represent health and love. These are all very beautiful elements to be infused into a picture perfect wedding. For example, wedding invitation can be styled with blue and white floral patterns for a simple but delicate style; while Chinese ceramics can be applied for ceremony or dinner reception decor, matching with white table cloth and glassware. Having these motifs in a wedding resonates with the blessings the couple receive from family and guests.

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Left - Pinterest from Strictly Weddings

Right - Pinterest from Zazzle

Last Words on Chinese Art

I am not a professional in Chinese Art, but I do have a passion for it that I have practiced Chinese Calligraphy for 4 years. I think there are always ways to create and infuse part of your culture and history into an important event of yours. Chinese Art’s beauty is subtle and elegant, and carries beautiful blessings and underlying meanings.

I hope this post has provided some inspirations for your wedding preparation! Please feel free to reach out and discuss more :)

Lastly, let me take this opportunity to wish everyone an early Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig! May your year be showered with love, good health and prosperity!