Fête Chinoise 2015: Summer Palace Park

Summer Palace is one of the most iconic imperial gardens in Chinese history, and has a beautiful name in English and in Chinese. Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace is nine miles from the central city. Within the park, there is a cultural area recognized as ‘The Museum of Royal Gardens.’ Summer Palace is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in the country, and greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and vistas. The construction started in 1750 as a luxurious garden for royal families to rest and entertain their guests. By the end of the Qing Dynasty, the park became the main residence of many royal members of the family. It was partially destroyed by the British and the Eight Nation Alliance on two separate occasions during the last decades of the Qing Dynasty. In the space of Queen’s Park Ballroom, the team at Stemz Event Design & Floral designed a breathtaking scene of the royal gardens à la 2015 — a mystical and magical getaway, the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. In this magical destination, guests were able to pause at the exhibition of fine cakes and pastries by Bobbette & Belle, where they re-interpreted the traditional Chinese wedding cake.

Room Design: Stemz Event Design & Floral; Cakes: Bobbette & Belle; Rentals: Contemporary Furniture Rentals, Micki's, Event Rental Group; Event Support: Firedog Creative; Fortune Flowers: Palettera