ED­I­TOR’S NOTE

Hong Kong Tatler Weddings - - Contents - Ed­i­tor, Hong Kong Tatler Wed­dings —Jac­que­line Kot

het­her topped with her sig­na­ture cot­ton candy, sugar flow­ers or lash­ings of fresh cream, the cakes from Bon­nae Gok­son’s Sevva and Ms B’s Cak­ery are al­ways a treat, re­ward­ing both the eyes and the taste buds. No won­der the queen of cakes’ cre­ations are so highly sought after for wed­dings. They now make an ap­pear­ance in Bon­nae’s lat­est project, Wed­dings, But­ter­flies and the Sweet­est Dreams, the fol­low-up to her first book, the award-win­ning But­ter­flies and All Things Sweet.

Over two years in the mak­ing, this pas­sion project ap­plies Bon­nae’s ex­quis­ite taste and ex­pert eye to all the de­tails of wed­dings, from in­vi­ta­tions, decor and bou­quets to cakes and cen­tre­pieces. In our cover story (p.68), Bon­nae tells of the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the lav­ish cof­fee-ta­ble book, cu­rat­ing its chic con­tents and cre­at­ing its rav­ish­ing im­ages—not to men­tion her cre­ative process in de­sign­ing unique cakes to com­ple­ment in­di­vid­ual cou­ples and their wed­ding themes.

In this day and age, sus­tain­abil­ity has be­come a big talk­ing point, and there are plenty of ways to ap­ply the con­cept to wed­dings. We round up some great ideas for mak­ing your wed­ding eco-friendly with­out com­pro­mis­ing on style (p.74), in­ves­ti­gate lux­ury hon­ey­moon re­sort op­tions that prac­tise the prin­ci­ples of sus­tain­abil­ity (p.84), and dis­cover skin­care prod­ucts that achieve re­sults with nat­u­ral and or­ganic in­gre­di­ents (p.62). Ev­ery lit­tle step counts, from cut­ting out plas­tic straws at the re­cep­tion to choos­ing a sun­screen that con­tains noth­ing that would harm co­ral and the ma­rine ecosys­tem.

Wed­dings cel­e­brate love and new be­gin­nings. Per­son­alised de­tails, like a unique cake de­signed with the spe­cific cou­ple and theme in mind, and con­scious de­ci­sions to be kind to the en­vi­ron­ment add even more heart to a cou­ple’s big day.

SUS­TAIN­ABLE STYLEPot­ted plants, such as suc­cu­lents, are an eco-friendly op­tion for cen­tre­pieces and wed­ding favours

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