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East meets West in this luxe coastal wedding editorial

East Asian meet Western American cultural wedding inspo

The inspiration for this gorgeous styled wedding shoot was the fusing of two cultures! A blend of the historically rich and vibrant East and the modern elegance of the West was brought to life through luxurious design by Canvas Weddings & Events. From a gold gilded tablescape to a tropical floral beach ceremony, this inspiration is overflowing with creative ways to style a multicultural celebration.

Keep reading to see how the couple's look transformed culturally for this beachy inspo. All photography captured beautifully by Katina Patriquin.

East meets West themed wedding invitation suite in olive

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East meets West wedding attire

To match the theme of this styled wedding, the couple donned both traditional East Asian attire followed by Western clothes (perfect for a champagne toast!) The bride's traditional cheongsam dress is both elegant and ethereal with its sheer silhouette and keyhole neckline.

Traditional bride in gold and white cheongsam wedding dress

Traditional cheongsam wedding dress in white with gold

The bride's traditional style is perfect for a tea ceremony or cultural component of your day! The design team fell in love with her traditional conical bamboo hat that they wanted to incorporate in a modern way.

Gold floral sequin details on Chinese wedding dress Asian bride in Chinese dress holding black tea cup

Western grom wearing traditional Chinese tea ceremony outfit

The groom's cheongsam attire is a modern twist on the black suit jacket. A sleek and formal fit topped with a traditional mandarin collar, gold trim, pankou knots, and a beautifully embroidered gold dragon.

Eastern bride and Western groom in traditional Chinese attire

You'll have to keep scrolling to see their dreamy beach portraits showing off their Western attire! Here's just a sneak peek:

Eastern bride and groom change into western party attire

Modern tropical ceremony inspo

An assortment of modern flowers by Urban Chateau framed a bold and unique wedding ceremony set up on the beach! Colorful, asymmetrical florals are perfect for couples opting for more traditional design elements that want to add a pop of vibrance.

Asymmetrical pink and orange wedding ceremony flowers

Elegant East meets West wedding featuring Galia Lahav bride

Galia Lahav dress




Bride and groom blending American and Chinese cultures

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East meets west inspired bride and groom wedding shoot

East meets west inspired bride and groom wedding editorial

Gilded, asian inspired tablescape

The floral and table design aimed to seamlessly blend traditional elements with a modern, casual West Coast vibe. Taking inspiration from the timeless beauty of traditional structures, Canvas Weddings & Events incorporated linear designs and textured elements to capture the essence of California with the help of rental by Casa de Perrin and Bright Rentals.

Gold and red East Asian inspired wedding tablescape

Asian bride adjusting modern flowers at reception table

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Mouthwatering mochi dessert

With more and more couples choosing to forgo the traditional wedding cake, event designer Canvas Weddings & Events opted for a traditional Japanese dessert, mochi, which paired beautifully with the ornate china pattern.

Mochi alternative wedding dessert for Asian American weddings

Western wardrobe champagne tower

For the perfect reception or dance floor outfit change, the couple transformed their look into Western attire for romantic beach portraits by Katina Patriquin - followed by a classic champagne tower. This timeless trend will never go out of style!

Beach bride in dreamy Galia Lahav wedding dress with flowers

The bride's Galia Lahav gown with its plunging neckline, romantic floral lace, and fitted mermaid was the perfect ode to the sandy ocean waters. After portraits, she slipped into a short and playful party dress with tulle skirt!

Plunging back wedding dress by couture designer Galia Lahav

Polka dot detail wedding veil to match custom wedding gown Gorgeous and fresh modern wildflower bridal bouquet

Galia Lahav back of the gown with floral detailing

Romantic bride and groom wedding portraits on the beach

Bride and groom pouring timeless champagne tower at beach

Bride and groom toast from champagne tower on the beach

Thank you to Canvas Weddings & Events for sharing this stunning styled inspo! Be sure to check out the full gallery from Katina Patriquin for even more East meets West style ideas.\

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