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A Feng Shui Wedding


I was recently asked by one of my wonderful clients to plan her wedding. She wanted to incorporate the power of Feng Shui into her special day – how could I say no!  I had never planned a wedding before and didn’t know where to start, so I lead from what I know: Feng Shui. It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful, delightful, intimate wedding in her home.

 There are many ways to incorporate good Feng Shui into a wedding, here are some of the things that I did:

 1. Pick the best Wedding Date: I confirmed a strong date using both western and eastern astrology. I also confirmed that it was a good date for the bride and groom, based on their personal Feng Shui.

 2. Best Location for the wedding ceremony: based on the advanced Feng Shui analysis of the space (in this case, their New York City apartment) I determined the strongest area in the space for romance and abundance, and placed the wedding ceremony there.

 3. Best Colors for the wedding: based on the Feng Shui signs of the bride and groom, I recommended colors for their clothing, accessories, wedding party outfits and flowers.

 4. Stage, Decorations and Backdrop: based on the best Feng Shui colors and elements for the bride and groom I created a focal point for the wedding. Here it was yellow, orange and red fresh flowers woven through a golden screen. It was a beautiful, while keeping the space feeling light and open. (Views of the Hudson River could still be seen through the windows behind the screen, which is nice since the water element represents abundance.)

 5. Layout of the space: fitting 50 people into a small NYC apartment is always going to be tricky, so I ensured the layout of the space would create the most positive chi flow. For example, coat racks were placed in the hallway outside of the apartment. Food and bar were arranged to keep the center of the space open for dancing and socializing. Decorations were soft but minimal: white picnic benches for the guests, sheer white draperies hung around the perimeter of the room, rose petals scattered along the aisle.

6. Bride’s Only zone: I created the bride’s chamber, where she and her bridal party (including her young daughter) could dress, have their hair and makeup done, and enjoy those precious moments before the big event.

7. Hire great people who bring their own good energy: While not exactly a Feng Shui tip, I can’t say enough about the team who were involved in this event. Their amazing skill and good attitude added so much to the wedding:

 Hair was done by Once Upon A Bride: Stacey Lyn was fantastic – she created soft, natural, touchable hair

Make Up was done by Sophia at Once Upon A Bride Sophia’s makeup was light and fresh, and it brought out the brides natural beauty

Wedding Photography by Raquel Reis. I think she is simply the best! Raquel’s intimate, gorgeous photos capture the feeling of the day – and each person – like no other wedding photographer I have seen.


 8. Wedding Feng Shui book:

 I was at the Asian Museum last week and came across the Wedding Feng Shui book in their gift shop. I haven’t read it, but I glanced through the chapters and saw that it could be a valuable resource for those wanting to tap the power of Feng Shui for their own wedding. They address some of the same things that I did for my client, including best dates, good colors and symbols, and also explored the brides personality traits based on Chinese astrology. It could be a very valuable tool.

 9. A Feng Shui Consultation of the wedding space: if you are interested in bringing good Feng Shui into your wedding, I recommend that you have a professional Feng Shui consultant do an analysis of the wedding location and help design the layout. (Make sure they practice “flying star” or compass school Feng Shui, which in my experience is the most accurate.) The information that you will receive from a personalized Feng Shui analysis is something that you just can’t get from a book.

10: Have Fun!

All photos courtesy of Raquel Reis Photography

June 25, 2012   1 Comment