Baba and Nyonya: Modern Peranakan Wedding Inspiration

Our Baba and Nyonya bridal shower styled shoot is as colourful and delightful as the sarong kebayas and desserts it showcases. Planned and styled by Moments at The Tranquerah in Kuala Lumpur, and together with Louis Loo Photography,, Cinobi (courtesy of Truly Enamoured), Celest Thoi, Choo Yilin, The Vow Florals, Aivy Yong Bridal Styling Boutique, Bingka KL, and JY FOOD LAB, this blend of traditional Peranakan aesthetics and modern styling is sure to inspire you to embrace a history and culture that is uniquely South East Asian.

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A word from Moments…
"Unique to the Straits Settlements of South East Asia, Peranakan culture is beginning to fade. This styled shoot is an amazing window into Peranakan aesthetics, demonstrating how the beauty of “Baba and Nyonya” (male and female Peranakans) heritage can be infused into modern celebrations to pay tribute to the rich wedding traditions of the Peranakans.

This shoot depicts a bridal shower where the bride in her modern version of a cheongsam and the bridesmaids in their sarong kebayas (traditional Peranakan outfits) bond over a scrumptious dessert spread.

Brides that enjoy statement parties should definitely opt for this memorable theme. The colours we chose were bold and vibrant; a myriad of fuschia, tangerine orange, turquoise, porcelain blue, mint green and peony pink – classically Peranakan colours, which stand out and leave a lasting impression.

The Peranakans are known for their decadent delicacies and colourful assortment of kuih-muih (pastries). We hope that a dessert spread made of beautifully-crafted fusion desserts will inspire readers to explore endless combinations of perfect palette-pleasers by incorporating old and new. The fusion bites featured in this shoot include a light pandan sponge cake drizzled with thick gooey gula Melaka, topped with bunga telang, delicate hand-painted Ispahan-flavoured macarons, and petite-sized bubur cha cha agar-agar (jelly).

The bride was clad in an exquisite, flowy cheongsam filled with floral embroidery and an intricately-designed peacock, and donned a set of precious jade jewellery which complimented the boldness of the cheongsam and contrasts with gold dragon phoenix bangles worn in Chinese wedding ceremonies. The bridesmaids were dressed in sarong kebayas in a kaleidoscope of colours and intricate motifs. The combination of the modern cheongsam and traditional sarong kebaya, and fine china decorated in Peranakan motifs holding traditional Peranakan desserts, pays tribute to the bride’s cultural heritage, blending contemporary Western-influenced wedding styling with traditions and aesthetics that are unmistakably Peranakan."


{Our hearty thanks goes out to our creative and enthusiastic team of vendors! Your creativity continues to inspire and revitalize the wedding industry and our readers!}


More Peranakan features you might like
Printable: Peranakan-Themed Hand-Drawn Wedding Stationery Set
A Pre-Wedding with the Bride in a Peranakan Nyonya Kebaya: Wee Soon + Lorraine
Julius and Eileen's Vibrant Traditional Peranakan Wedding



Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.


Vendor Information
Co-production and Exclusive Publisher: The Wedding Scoop
Planning and Styling: Moments
Photography: Louis Loo Photography 
Gowns: Cinobi from Truly Enamoured
Shoes: Celest Thoi
Jewellery: Choo Yilin
Flowers: The Vow Florals
Hair and Makeup: Aivy Yong Bridal Styling Boutique using andmetics asia
Stationery: Bingka KL
Desserts: JY Food Lab 
Venue: The Tranquerah 
Models: Charmaine, Shi Wei, Melissa and Zoey
Kebayas: Model's own (Melissa)