Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweet Pink

Sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink, the softer side of red, is the colour of candy floss and baby girl dresses. It is also romantic, charming and when combined with gold touches and earthy browns, it makes an elegant theme colour for a wedding.

Invitation design - "Seri Indah" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin - by Anggerik Impian

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let's take it outside

If you could do it all again, would you have had your wedding differently? I had dreamt of mine in a garden setting, or on a cliff overlooking vast oceans and clear blue sky. There would be tree hangings and lanterns which would light up as the sun sets. The brilliant orange and purple sky would have been our canvas. The evening breeze would whisper sweet music and the quiet tunes of blues would be played and then fade with the slow turn of the night. It would have been perfect. 

Eleven years into my blissful marriage, and blessed with 3 amazing kids and a wonderful husband, life has been good. And I would not have had it any other way. But who can resist looking at beautiful wedding destinations featured in magazines and on the web? I definitely can't. So for those taking that step forward to wedded life and would like to be wed in the presence of nature's wonder, I am scouring through images of beautiful wedding venues for your pleasure. All you need are flight tickets for yourselves, and your honoured guests, to get there. And acommodation for everyone too if you're feeling generously happy.

First stop – BALI

What can be more romantic than walking through a floor bed of pink and white petals leading up to your wedding gazebo? This gorgeous setting against a marvelously sunny blue sky is at the Ayana Bali Resort (previously known as The Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort & Spa) at Jimbaran Bay. You can also choose to wed in a splendid gazebo with a marvelous view of the sparkling Indian Ocean. The view at night is even more spectacular. 

Ayana Bali Resort in Jimbaran, Bali.

Jimbaran Bay, as I have experienced, is famous for its gorgeous sunsets and delicious seafood. Watch the kecak or legong dance, visit an art museum or wind down at the jazz bar. Your after wedding stay will definitely get a boost of culture and the arts.

And I also can't help but fall in love with these pre or rather post wedding shots from the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran. Candles by the beach, sweet smelling frangipani petals in your own private pool… romantic and blissful.

Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran, Bali

Another beautiful Balinese wedding location is Uluwatu, famous for its majestic cliffs with a spectacular ocean view. Fantastic too if you love surfing, sun, sea and sand. Celebrate your special day in regal style at the Bvlgari Resort.

Bvlgari Resort in Uluwatu, Bali. Photography by Danny Halim

Bvlgari Resort in Uluwatu, Bali. Photography by Deyan Photography Asia.


Ocean Views

One main advantage of having an outdoor wedding setting is that when the weather is perfect, you are sure to get brilliant scenic shots for your wedding album, and especially so when you engage an international wedding photographer like Henry Chen for those memorable moments. Which is why the picture below of a wedding at Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco taken by Henry is simply breathtaking. This is one amazing place and an awesome shot.

Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco


If you don't mind flying to the South Americas for exotic spicy wedding venue, there is the Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres in Mexico. This island is said to be surrounded by turquoise clear waters. Wedding packages offer a wedding gazebo with an ocean view, as well as a romantic dinner for 2 by the beach. Thumbs up for Mexican hospitality!

Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres in Mexico


Castle Weddings

For the closet princes and princesses, a wedding at the castle grounds would be ideal. Having had designed an invitation for a couple who were tying the knot in a castle in Sweden, I now know that you don't have to be related to the royal family to have a castle wedding. Especially when the Swedish bridegroom tells me "there are so many castles in Sweden to choose from and it is way more affordable and easier than booking a hotel in Singapore." Well said.

Here is the card I designed for him and his Chinese bride, which also included a photo of their castle… I mean wedding venue – Vaxholm Castle, a 400 year fortress which sits on an island east of the Swedish village of Vaxholm.

Persian Classic wedding invitation by Sejati Cards

For the record, Sweden has hundreds of castles, palaces, fortresses, estates, manor houses, country houses and mansions. Wait till you get to the rest of Europe! One famous chateau wedding would be that of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in France's spectacular Loire Valley. On the wedding venue Chateau du Guerinet website, it says "You do not need to be a celebrity or ridiculously wealthy to get married at our chateau." Yeah, right!

Beautiful castle weddings shots:
Karlstejn Castle in Prague. Photography by Kurt Vinion.

Karlstejn Castle in Prague. Photography by Kurt Vinion.

Kalmar Castle in Sweden. Photography by Erika Gerdemar.

Dundas Castle in Scotland. Photography by Gordon McGowan

Bowey Castle in Devon, England

Greystoke Castle in Cumbria, England


From gardens, ocean views and castles, the list goes on. I think this warrants another write up on wedding destinations!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ravishing Orange

Thinking of an orange themed wedding? Think orange gerberas, orange roses, and orange alstroemeria with assorted greens for that ravishing floral centrepiece, dais and table settings. And you're in for a vibrant yet elegant reception.

Invitation design - "Persian Orange" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin - by Wedding Sutera

Monday, November 1, 2010

Turquoise Dream Comes True

The turquoise hue, combining the blue of the sky with the invigorating green of the sea, has always been associated with creative communication and expression. This happy colour can be cleverly matched with touches of orange, gold and reds for that beautiful and exotic dream wedding celebration. Would you?

Invitation design - "Turquoise Dream" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin - by Wedding Sutera

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beauty of Batik Gold

All that glitters is not gold, as we all know. It is the beauty within that will shine indefinitely. And in the words of John Mason, "As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time." Golden hues have been the favourite wedding colour for most bridal couples. Must be the shine and the feel of prestige. For us, it is simply classic.

Invitation design - "Batik Gold" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin - by Splendour Moments
Wedding favour - Creatively Designed

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bunga Rampai in Gorgeous Green

"Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew,
Whose short refresh upon tender green,
Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show
And straight is gone, as it had never been."
~ Samuel Daniel

Let the beauty of nature permeate into the wedding theme. Soft greens go along wonderfully with creams and golden accents.

Invitation design - "Bunga Rampai" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin  - by Anggerik Impian

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pretty in Pink, Black and White

"The very pink of perfection." ~ Oliver Goldsmith. Truly, pink is the perfect colour of romance. Add classic black and white for romantic elegance. Enough said.

Invitation design - "Bunga Indah" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin & shoes - by Anggerik Impian

Diraja Minang in Royal Red

The first in our series of Wedding Inspirations, where we put together some fantastic ideas for your big do. From colour to conceptual themes, we hope this will be your visual guide to that important event. Have a wonderful journey, and lots of fun!  


"If in doubt, wear red." ~ Bill Blass. Indeed you can never go wrong with this regally splendid hue, especially when topped with cream and golden accents.

Invitation design - "Diraja Minang" by Sejati Cards 
Pelamin & shoes - by Wedding Sutera
Table setting - by Anggerik Impian

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome to Sejati Cards!

Sejati Cards© was started out of a passion to create wedding invitation cards that are beautiful, elegant and of course, Asian in essence. The beauty of batik, songket and Malay ornaments can be found here, along with oriental, Indian as well as Persian motifs. Asian design at its best.

Here we will update you with the latest in our collection. If you have these questions in your mind – How can our invitation designs fit in with your wedding theme? Which designs are the hot favourites with bridal couples? What are the latest wedding trends? – we will try our very best to answer them.  

Because you deserve the best.

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