“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~ E.E. Cummings
As we welcome the weekend and a glitzy day of Mini-Sessions in Omotesando we are sharing the final installment of Amber + John’s Tokyo wedding celebrations. Presenting part deux… We heart Tokyo by night. By the time we met them it was all official. They were married and had all, that’s ALL (in CAPITAL LETTERS) the documents to prove it. So celebrate we did as we met them in their suite at the stunning Mandarin Oriental, avec bubbles, for a very film noirish inspired and burlesque referenced evening of photos, all totally in love. In love with each other, the sea of sparkles below and the promise of a most fabulous life together. And if the start is anything to go by it’s going to be a showstopper.
Amber was sizzling in a corsetted gown, hand-made in Spain. And John, very sharp, very snazzy indeed. We worked the room, with that dazzling cityscape before exploring the hotel. And many thanks to the lovely staff for allowing us to document this very special night. From private bars, secluded nooks, dramatic backdrops, and the most sublime of interiors, they totally rocked the Oriental. So of course then it was time…to do the same…at the local conveni.
Oh, Amber you are just cinematic. Just love how you light up knowing John is just behind you.
And then there’s John. Cool and real. Knowing Amber is always there, super glam for sure.
From the Mandarin to Family Mart. Seriously, how much more Japanese can you get? It was all part of their story. And they were a bit peckish by this stage. Time to refuel and all that. This series is rather lengthy so we’re just featuring a couple of images. The staff didn’t seem to mind them burning up the aisles with their fierceness. Or letting us set up a few lights outside for the door way shots. Cup ramen anyone?
And then we hit the streets. And as they swanned through Nihonbashi, they were a vision. Exploring everything from the iconic department stores, to landmarks, lions roared, phones were answered, moments reflected in glorious ornate mirrors, backstreets encountered and then we hit the bridge. That most fabulous of bridges.
Here on, literally Japan Bridge. It is the meeting of two hearts. In dramatic spotlights. Gargoyles present. With the world rushing past. Which they never noticed, lost in each other. Couldn’t have suited them anymore. Ohhhh…our new faves…
And then as if that wasn’t enough…there was another dress. Red-hot and sizzling. And after a quick break and a change we dashed through the hotel, finding time for a quick repose of this most stunning of brocade walls as the streets beckoned again, it was time to take on Tokyo.
Nothing says we heart Tokyo more than the quintessential tower shot. Everyone needs one. The romance will always warm you up on a cool evening, when you’re in an off-shoulder gown. In early winter…
From the tower we sped through the city streets, the city in motion, to catch the last of the holiday lights. Tree-lined streets of light diamonds. And we were at Midtown. It was breathtaking and the perfect place for a snuggle and a stroll. With one last series combining drama, light and love. Always love.
Amber + John, thank you so very much for an amazing two days. It was beyond fabulous to meet you both and be part of this very special time in your life. We so loved being part of telling your Japan story. You are simply meant for each other, that much was crystal. Thank you for lighting up Tokyo with your smiles and hearts, gorgeousness and infectious spirit. Come back really soon…really soon…anniversaries are a great excuse… You make us fall in love with life and our work just a little bit more. Domo x x x