The Hasslinger’s

Cherry Blossom Wedding Reception

Inspired by a breathtaking garden of cherry blossoms, the team at BLACKLOTUSPROJECT worked tirelessly for 6 months to create a fairytale wedding-scape for couple Emeline and Daniel Hasslinger.


The bride was enamoured by the evocative symbol of love’s fragility, beauty, and tenacity, and springs calling card, the cherry blossom.  The couple were quite decided on the ‘feel’ they wanted to achieve; a Martha Stewart-style perfection! Our task was to bring their vision to life.

We began with Emeline’s Pinterest board where she’d been collecting images of her ultimate wedding wish list. Consulting with the couple, we pared this down to a distinct style we felt reflected closely what they wanted to achieve.  As a first step, we created a mood board, followed then with a single table mock-up to give them a clear idea of what they could expect. This process helps us weed out any unnecessary features or highlights the need for further décor additions and ensures their budget is allocated appropriately. We then created a comprehensive timeline of the day, an invaluable tool for the couple and ourselves.


On the day coordination of venue set up included table plans, decoration, lighting and music, ensuring the ambience and room are exactly how the couple envisaged. From managing RSVP’s to table setting, catering and silver service, BLACKLOTUSPROJECT undertook the full design and execution of the Hasslinger’s big day.

With 250 guests and a team of 25, our MD Yvonne oversaw management of the day to the satisfaction of the Hasslinger’s and their family.

From the moment we had our first meeting with Yvonne, we knew our wedding was going to be an awesome event. BLACKLOTUSPROJECT had been referred to us by the property managers of the London venue we had chosen. What was immediately obvious to us was Yvonne’s genuine passion and care for making our day the best it possibly could be. Nothing was too much trouble, no request too crazy, and over the months during the pre-planning, we developed a very special relationship with Yvonne. Skype sessions and communications were fun, frequent and easy, with Yvonne checking and double-checking as standard practise. Yvonne took all of the stress and worry away to ensure we could enjoy our day as much as possible. Yvonne was also instrumental in pulling together the larger components of our day (given we had recently emigrated to Australia). These included fantastic recommendations for a Wedding Celebrant, the entertainment and wedding cake designer. On the day itself, Yvonne ensured everything ran like clockwork and that a glass of bubbly was never too far away. The table setting and decoration that occurred whilst our photos were being done was just breathtaking and I do honestly believe that without Yvonne’s help and professional approach we wouldn’t have experienced such a magical occasion to the level she and her team was able to create for us.
Testimonial by Emmeline Hasslinger
Emmeline Hasslinger