Eastern & Oriental Hotel – An English Classic with a Penang Twist.
The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Eastern and Oriental Hotel Guests were treated to a feast of the senses as the historical venues were transformed to exude heritage yet embracing contemporary celebration. Set against the ocean backdrop, the outdoor ceremonial area was adorned in European Classic-Victorian theme, where white roses, hydrangeas and phalaenopsis were arranged in Vintage Victorian pots. The scene of the couple exchanging their vows under the tree with hanging vintage lanterns was indeed picturesque. The ceremonial area was also strategically selected to be next to the covered terrace of the hotel in case of wet weather.
After the wedding ceremony, guests were invited to adjourn to the dinner reception in the main ballroom. Once the guests entered the ballroom, they were greeted with hanging floral arrangements on their tables and hundreds of colorful parasols suspended from the ceiling. The colors of the parasols were intentionally chosen to showcase Penang’s colorful culture. In addition to the canapés and sumptuous 4-copurse dinner, we brought in a party band that specialized in British pop and rock music which the couple loved. The mood of the dinner started with light-hearted series by Abba and escalated with great numbers from the band – Such as “We got Love” from Rihanna, which got the guests dancing on their feet. Following the couple’s first dance, just when everyone thought that it was the end of the evening, the mood climaxed with more dance sets by the band and DJ till the wee hours of the night.
It was a wedding filled with colours, laughters and dancing…