beachy chinoiserie

I’ve always been such a huge fan of the chinoiserie look! Chinese motifs combined with 18th century European art makes for such a unique style, especially when used as a wedding theme.

The lovely ladies of Two Be Wed made chinoiserie fresh again by pairing it with a summery tropical vibe and a super chic couple at one seriously gorgeous (and historic) beachside hotel lawn in Galveston, Texas. Joseph West Photography captured all the magic perfectly!

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From Two Be Wed – “The Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas, was a winter retreat for the very wealthy. It’s located near one of the oldest ports in the United States and is teeming with history! Despite being once destroyed by fire and again leveled by a hurricane, Galveston remains alive and vibrant to this very day.

Inspired by two vintage postcards we brought chinoiserie style to life with urns and combined the look with Galveston’s tropical, summery style with touches of flamingo pink and lots of tropical floral designs.”

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See more colorful and gorgeous inspiration shoots from Two Be Wed here and here + check out the two postcards that inspired it all below.

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Photography: Joseph West Photography // Design & Coordination + Red Chair: Natalie of Two Be Wed // Flowers: Maria Maxit Floral Design // Linens: EB, Inc. Linens // Cake: Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique // Paper: Nib and Pixel // Tabletop Details: Bering’s Place Settings // Bridal Attire: Mia Bridal Couture // Groom’s Tie: Hermes // Hair: Aidah Sama Hair // Makeup: Jennifer Aronson Make Up // Jewelry: Kendra Scott // Chairs: Any Occasion // Venue: Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.