REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography

25th May 2020


REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts CentreToday, event planner Shian Yi of acclaimed Malaysian planning company Eventistry, kindly shares the exceptionally beautiful wedding of Karen and CP:

"We are incredibly proud to share Karen and CP’s wedding as it was one of the most sustainable and socially conscious celebrations we’ve done thus far. Our collaboration with Karen and CP wasn’t just one-sided as the couple was also an environmentally conscious pair. Both of them were down-to-earth, gracious, incredibly sweet and kind." 

Eventistry prides themselves on exceeding expectations while focusing on socially-responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices. Shian notes that green weddings are still relatively new in their region and hopes readers everywhere will be able to gain some valuable insight and inspiration from this story. 

The Ceremony

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - ceremony backdropREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - ceremonyREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - signing tableThe Kuala Lumpur Centre for the Performing Arts was chosen for the wedding ceremony due to its proximity to the majority of the guests, as Shian explains:

"Their intentions were to minimize the amount of travel needed to attend their wedding; automobile transmissions are considered as one of the biggest factors of environmental damage after all, and Karen and CP hoped that their choice of venue would cause people to drive less to the wedding."

Their guests were also sent paperless e-invites via Whatsapp.

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - flowersREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - Karen and CPThe minimalist setting allowed the floral design and styling items to stand out. The elegant drapery of the statement backdrop perfectly matched Karen's traditionally-styled red dress. The floral choices picked up on the lead colour, as well as adding softer tones of blush pink and ivory to the scheme. 

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - portraitREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - portraitsREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan PhotographyREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - KLCPAThe grounds of the Performing Arts Centre lent themselves to some suitable artistic portraits of the newlyweds by talented local photographer, Louis Gan.

The Reception

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - Samira by Asian TerraceREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - lakeside receptionREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - receptionThe reception was held at the lakeside restaurant of Samira by Asian Terrace, next to the Performing Arts Centre. The couple had a quick outfit change, but the ceremony arch reappeared in a new location ready to become a photo booth backdrop.

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - table stylingREAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - favoursThe favours were jars of seeds in support of Eats, Shoots & Roots, a social enterprise aimed at empowering the urban community to grow their own food. There was no single-use plastic in sight, either!

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - What A Waste food donationThe couple were keen to give back to the wider community and did so thorough food donation coordinated by What A Waste. They were able to share the excess food from their wedding with 68 orphanages, and they saved a whopping 20.388 kilograms of food!

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - entertainmentThe evening entertainment was provided by The Raw Note Entertainment, and the band used several traditional acoustic musical instruments.

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - The CakescapeThe ceremony backdrop wasn't the only feature to be reused from the ceremony; the signing table where the pair registered as a married couple just hours earlier was now the cake table! The wedding cake by The Cakescape featured two love birds, not only to symbolise the happy couple, but also the groom’s love for bird watching!

REAL WEDDING - The Exquisitely Beautiful Sustainable Wedding of Karen and Chow Pong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Planned by Eventistry and Captured by Louis Gan Photography - night portrait


My thanks to Karen, CP, Shian and Louis for sharing this sustainable wedding day with GREEN UNION.

The key inspirational points are:

  • Choosing venues close together and nearest to the majority of the guests.
  • Engaging a team of local wedding professionals.
  • Hiring just a couple of statement styling pieces.
  • Reusing décor.
  • Avoiding single-use plastics.
  • Giving meaningful, eco-friendly, useful favours.
  • Socially-responsible and low-waste food donation.
  • Acoustic entertainment.

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Credits

Ceremony Location: Indicine, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Reception Location: Samira by Asian Terrace 

Planner: Eventistry 

Photographer: Louis Gan Photography 

Decor: Lys Wedding & Events Styling 

Bridal Bouquet: Flomen.co 

Wedding Cake: The Cakescape 

Live Band: The Raw Note Entertainment

Makeup & Hair: Agnes Yip 

Guest Favors: Eats, Shoots & Roots

Food Donation: What A Waste


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