When it comes to effortless aesthetics and clean and minimalist lines, the Zakka style never disappoints. MUJI-inspired and reminiscent of Scandinavian elements, the magic of this style comes in subtle yet natural forms mostly derived from fabrics that create different textures, prints and hues.
For our last event at Genji Japanese Restaurant in Hilton Petaling Jaya, we wanted to inject Japanese design and elements into the décor. Simplicity is a complex art – minimal yet requiring much thought.
We explored various fabrics such as denim for the table runners and the background for the table number frames. For added texture, favours were wrapped in the Japanese Furoshiki style. This extended to the stationery design, with the menu featuring the silver stamping of a famous traditional Japanese pattern, the Asonoha Hemp Leaf Motif, and finished with an intricate folding.
A mix of white flowers (roses, eustoma, pom poms, baby’s breath, statice and freesia) and lush greens (green-seeded eucalyptus and silver dollar eucalyptus) were placed in clear jars and bottles to create a crisp and fresh colour palette.
Contrasting the varying shades of blue and white from the décor and flowers was the detail of rustic wood tables and exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. The warm brown tones completed the subtle Zakka style of beauty in simplicity. Indeed this space would be perfect for a small wedding reception or a wedding solemnisation.
Venue Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya / Concept and Styling by The Wedding Notebook Magazine / Photography by Joshua of Inlight Photos / Flowers by Hilton Petaling Jaya (in-house florist) / Bento Set by Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya