What's fun about planning a Chewish wedding is that our families get to learn about wedding customs from another culture. My uncle, for example, recently asked me whether all of the men were going to wear "yamahas" at the wedding. The image of Mr. HC with a piano on his head made me laugh so hard I almost choked.
So I was determined to find kippot that lay flat on the head.
And Chaykah, the owner of Mazeltops, just couldn't be nicer.
Being an overly optimistic DIY-loving bride, I assumed I was going to Gocco the invitations for our welcome dinner and farewell brunch. But you know what they say about assuming . . . . Thank goodness I have generous future parents-in-law who came to my rescue when I realized that I had far too much on my plate. Because of them, instead of smoke signals, we'll be sending these beauties this week:
Don't tell my wedding shoes, but I think I've fallen in love with someone -- er, something -- else:
For the cover, we chose a design that incorporates the Chinese motifs of cherry blossoms and love birds and features a traditional Chinese wedding aphorism, which means something like "two hearts coming together." The saying is a bit thick on the Velveeta scale for my taste, but I love how it looks on the cover. The papercut design has so much dimension; I dig the shadow that it casts on the lavender paper underneath it in the above photo.
If you are interested in using Wedding Image, they have no website, limited English skills (we gave them Adobe Illustrator files of all of the text), and are half the world away. But if that's not enough to deter you, you can contact them at email@example.com, or call them at 852-3116-2608. If you're visiting Hong Kong, they have shops in Wan Chai and in the Wedding Mall.