• Upcoming Chinese New Year holidays

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    Dear customers,

    Please note our deliveries will be affected by the upcoming CNY holiday (3rd Feb - 15th Feb).

    Any custom-made items will be delayed until the middle of February.   So please plan ahead.

    Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!

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  • Custom-made Riusuke Fukahori style 3D FishArt - "Zen"

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    Just another custom made 3d fish artwork for a customer.    What an awesome mind blowing piece of work for a Chinese "Zen" symbol.  I really hate to see it go as I want it.

     

    Custom-made Riusuke Fukahori style 3D FishArt

    For custom-made request for similar works, please email me at hello@yannyexpress.com

     

     

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  • Featured on The Wedding Bee

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    Well after starting this business for almost 2 years, finally someone talked about us (in a good way) on The Wedding Bee.   

    Chinese Style Wedding Dress

     

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  • Planning the Honeymoon

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    The honeymoon wasn't always the intimate getaway we think of today. From the late 1700s till the 1850s, it was commonplace for family members or friends to accompany to newlyweds on their bridal tour, which was partially designed to enable a visit to relatives who couldn't attend the wedding. How things have changed.

     

    Today the honeymoon is about spending time as a couple and reveling in the newly married state. It's also a time to recover and recoup after the marathon of wedding preparations and the wedding itself.

     

    A honeymoon isn't just another vacation. For one thing, you're going to be exhausted after the wedding. For another, there's something special and different about the interlude just after you become married, when your relationship has been transformed into a legally sanctioned, till-death-do-you-part union.

     

    Wait until your preliminary wedding vendors are in place before you begin planning the honeymoon. Still, you should have all of the arrangements in place months before the wedding – there will be too many other things to take care of as you get closer to the date, and you don't want to risk dropping the ball and forgetting something critical, like booking a hotel room for your wedding right. You should get the trip you want if you start planning six or seven months out and nail down reservations between four and six months ahead of time. If you're trying to go somewhere without a huge inventory of hotel rooms in high season – say, the French Riviera in July or August – you should start earlier.

     

    The earlier you book, the more choices you'll have. That could mean the difference between a layover and a nonstop flight, a room with a view of the parking lot and an oceanfront bungalow. By planning ahead, you may also be able catch an airfare sale or claim an early-booking bonus at a hotel.

     

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  • Smart Bridal Flower Strategies (Cont.)

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    1. Stick to simple arrangement. Hand-tying bouquets for centerpieces is relatively simple, whereas pinning hundreds of carnation heads to foamboard to create a wall of flowers takes hours of manpower. Floral installments that have to be assembled on-site require more staffers at the location and cost more than those that can be made ahead. If the flower estimate is coming in too high, talk to the florist about ways to simplify the arrangement to reduce labor costs.

     

    1. If the ceremony and reception are in the same place, design large arrangement to preform double duty. Big urns or columns marking the aisle or alter can flank the entrance to the reception or the stage for the band. A floral arch or chuppah can shelter the wedding cake. Just make sure arrangements are moved discreetly.

     

    1. Choose a small wedding party. At the high end, eight bridesmaids can mean $800 in bouquets; if you have only two bridesmaids, you've saved $600.

     

    1. Create centerpieces out of potted plants, such as orchids or hyacinths. They are cost-effective and can double as gifts to close relatives or members of the bridal party.

     

    1. Think low. Low centerpieces cost less than tall ones – and your guests will get a better view.

     

    1. Choose a location that you find beautiful. You'll spend far less to decorate it or hide its flaws. Botanical gardens and conservatives can often be rented for weddings, negating the need for flowers. Some florists and nurseries also rent out their studios for events.

     

    1. Avoid having a wedding near dates where there is peak demand for flowers, nearly Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Around Valentine's Day, the price for roses can double.

     

     

     

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