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Lost in Translation Inspired, Park Hyatt Tokyo Wedding

November 12, 2015
12 Nov 2015

“We were together. I forget the rest.” ~ Walt Whitman

A stunning wedding to feature today. As simple and as everything as that. From our first planning meeting months ago in Tokyo we knew this wedding would be epic. A beautiful couple, who knew what they wanted, from another equally beautiful couple who also never compromised & whose wedding we were so honored to be part of a few years ago. We love it when it all comes full circle. And feel like our clients are also our people… Rena & Ged, your celebration was beyond fabulous. In the perfect quintessential Tokyo Hotel…the one and only Park Hyatt. The Lost in Translation theme was perfectly translated…from the breathtaking details, those remarkable florals, that Oscar de la Renta gown, the clutch (omg) & darling bridesmaids we adore. A church filled with candles, a blessing direct from the Pope and all the moments in between. Plus a brief chance to photograph in the iconic New York Bar, after much, much negotiation…and the shortest window of time…It all came together to weave a love story 52 floors up, floating over the city where family & friends from literally all over the world collided. With a dance party to end all others. That honestly is probably still going on…somewhere. And yes, an ice luge, LIT Signature cocktails, and more dancing, planking featured quite a lot by the end & first dance to swoon over. A spectacular start to begin an equally amazing life together…Lost in love always… Read more

Okinawa Pre-wedding & Engagement Photography

November 9, 2015
09 Nov 2015

“As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.” ~ Unknown

Japan is a land of contrasts. From iconic mountains, to the concrete, extraordinary cities with so many pockets of beauty. We adore it all. The spectacular forests, the cultural assets, the coastlines, the nature & UNESCO sites…But there’s one place we are always waiting to get back to & we haven’t explored nearly enough…Okinawa. It has it all…more or less. Pristine beaches, vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty. So it was such a joy to be part of Akane & Kiyo’s Pre-wedding Story in preparation for their beautiful upcoming November Wedding (we are truly excited for!!). While Tokyo endured incredible deluges, we had nothing but blue skies down south…Palm trees in the breeze and an azure sea…We had a fabulous day together. As is often the case in Okinawa Bridal companies plan the wedding attire part of the day & there can be many restrictions on bringing in outside photographers, but this company kindly allowed us to come in to photograph as well (& we are so grateful). We did have to work around their photographer (great guy but of course not ideal), and their plan (no control of location or timing), but that makes it all even more of a challenge. And despite this we all had a wonderful time, working the light, going rogue when we could (the company kindly let us run away here & there) and making the very most of our time together to tell a story of soulmates with a love of the sea. Akane & Kiyo, thank you truly for an exquisite trip & a darling chapter in your story. We simply cannot wait for what’s next…

We are still Okinawa dreaming… happily we will return several times in 2016 as part of our Pre-Wedding Schedule (all the info is HERE). Until then just like they say down south…we will…’go & come back’ (行じ、めんしぇーびり). Read more

Manoir D’Inno Wedding Tokyo

October 28, 2015
28 Oct 2015

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

A lovely Tokyo Celebration to feature today after their beautiful, traditional Miyajima Wedding back in July. With Wedding Season so very, very here it was the happiest start to September for us to see Eri & Akihiro again, a simply extraordinary couple. To continue being part of their story, so filled with light, love & stunning details, it was a fitting finale to the start of their life together. Beautifully casual & relaxed in the heart of the city at a favorite venue Manoir D’Inno. There was incredible food, that iconic tree, the garden drenched in gold as the sun set, that gorgeous gown, an intimate & moving reception surrounded by closest friends & family, candles galore and the city by night to get lost in and fall in love some more… Read more

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Wedding – Georgia

October 21, 2015
21 Oct 2015

Justice Anthony Kennedy Opinion, OBERGEFELL V HODGES

First Reading

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.

As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.

They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

It is so ordered. Read more

Tokyo Engagement & Pre-Wedding – Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

August 18, 2015
18 Aug 2015

“Love is the shortest distance between hearts.” ~ Anonymous

Tokyo. It became their half way meeting point. When their relationship was so very long distance. So it was the perfect place, the only place to revel & celebrate in their love story before their wedding next year. It was an absolute delight to take on the city with Fei & Lawrence. Just so beautiful as we explored Tokyo in the summer & that gorgeous summer light. From parks & promenades to moments on the train, remembering all those hellos & just as many goodbyes. And most importantly what it took to get here. And then we took on the night, with Fei absolutely stunning in that spectacular gown – starting at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. The glittering streets of Nihonbashi never looked more magical. We wish you both endless more days together as happy as this one & can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful, love-filled experience. Read more

Hong Kong Four Seasons Wedding – KC & Josh

August 11, 2015
11 Aug 2015

“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” ~ Nury Vittachi

It’s been a remarkable year with so many incredible stories & weddings. And so many amazing locations. We are never sure where we will end up next. We have simply loved all our destination weddings so far, none more so than our recent July adventure in Hong Kong. What a city. What a vibe. We simply adore it. So when KC & Josh connected with us to be part of documenting their celebration we absolutely couldn’t wait. Their love of photography so very perfect for us. It was a quintessential Chinese celebration with all the elegant touches, all the trimmings, the moments, the customs & just so much love. A stunning Hong Kong Four Seasons wedding. It was epic, from the traditional groom pick-up & hilarious games & tea ceremonies, to the darling bridal party, KC’s 5 stunning gowns (YES FIVE!!!), she was a vision all day. So breathtakingly beautiful…Then there was a magic first dance, endless surprises, the remarkable details (that marquee & backdrop) & a magnificent Chinese banquet. Add in Josh’s amazing videos, world class latin dancing, all the moments & more dancing and it was simply a joy the entire whirlwind day…Thank you truly for this extraordinary experience. It was a story for the ages…with a truly fabulous couple. We remain spellbound!! Read more

Andaz Toranomon Hills Wedding – Kana & You

August 6, 2015
06 Aug 2015

Summer night –
even the stars
are whispering to each other.
~ Isaa


Tokyo. We’ve said it before and we know for sure it won’t be the last time…there’s no other city quite like it. And when you have a Tokyo Wedding, there’s no place quite like the Andaz Tokyo to have it. Floating high above the city…it’s completely a dream. The city on show, in Summer… the perfect backdrop for Kana & You. It was a gorgeous celebration from their elegant ceremony on the 52nd floor Chapel, to their forest inspired reception in the Tokyo Studio. Stunning styling, those incredible shoes, a darling gown, perfect details, and then there was Kana’s custom kimono. So incredible. And You. With the beer service (via backpack!!)…just so much fun. Which all culminated with the happiest Nijikai on top of Tokyo and a breathtaking sunset finale (& Kana just a vision in her dress and those blue shoes…)…Thank you truly for such a fabulous day…we so loved being part of your story, such a special, beautiful experience. We are wishing you both a lifetime of endless love & happiness…

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37 Frames – Tokyo Summer Wedding

August 5, 2015
05 Aug 2015

“Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen.” ~ Unknown

A lovely Tokyo Wedding, in the heart of Summer to feature today. Photographed by our 37 Frames Team (this time Dee & Yoshihiro). A gorgeous day, under the bluest sky, with icons on show at one of our favorite venues, the Tokyo American Club. A joyful day from start to finish, it was a delight to share in Mari & Taichi’s story. Surrounded by family & friends, their terrace ceremony was so full of love, throw in a reception with a jazz band, delightful first dances, a roast beef “cake”, jujitsu (really) and bowling to end…it was a fabulous party and just so them. And we couldn’t have loved it anymore! Read more

Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Wedding – Eri & Akihiro

August 3, 2015
03 Aug 2015

“Every Summer has a story.” ~ Unknown

A beautifully quintessential Japanese Wedding to feature today. From one of our very favorites places, Miyajima. A fairytale island with a UNESCO Shrine. The very perfect place for Eri & Akihiro to start their Wedding Story (part 2 will be in Tokyo in September & we simply cannot wait). Miyajima was all about Japan. Something we adore so much. The traditions, the culture, the customs, the love & warmth & hospitality. And those stunning Kimonos…we are always a little spellbound that we have wandered into this world. And this fascination is never lost on us. So when Eri & Akihiro asked us to document their day on the island we simply couldn’t wait. Throw in the ferry ride, the deer, the rickshaw (note – we didn’t have our own -haha- so ran next to, behind, in front of the bride & groom’s all day!), Itsukushima Shrine, that iconic floating gate, the tourist hoards, the formality, refinery, elegance and an intimate reception with dear family & friends and it was a magic, magic day. Start to finish, with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to light up the Tori enveloped with love. Eri & Akihiro, thank you truly for such an extraordinary experience…We are thrilled there is more to come! Read more

Villa Amor Wedding – Sayulita, Mexico : Sabrina & Rick (Part 2)

July 31, 2015
31 Jul 2015

“Sentir el amor de la gente que amamos es el fuego que alimenta nuestra vida.”

“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.” ~ Pablo Neruda

It’s been a month of dreams, incredible destinations and so many magical moments. Hard to believe we made it to the end…almost…we never want July to end…So we finally have time to share some of our very, very favorite stories. It all started in breathtaking Mexico. On an idyllic sliver of beach, with endless sunsets and some of the most beautiful people on the planet. Sabrina & Rick, there are no words for how special you both are and how real, emotional and simply beautiful your celebration was. We all felt it. Overflowing with love, laughter, color, light, connection and maybe more than one margarita. It couldn’t be anymore us. It was a true celebration of family, people & total soul mates…and we would go anywhere to do it all again and again…(post-wedding session somewhere – anywhere fabulous is definitely on the cards…). It was spectacular… a whirlwind day, as it always is…throw in the heat, the love, the details, that dress, those shoes, the first look, the awesome bridal party, the champagne uncorking (haha), the stairs, the villa, the views, that moving ceremony, a sunset beyond words, a reception under the stars, the colors…again, tea-lights in trees, made-to-order churros, breathtaking first dances, tequila shots (& shots & shots) and remarkable dance moves…and it was some epic, once-in-a-lifetime party (that may or may not have ended in the pool)… Certainly a blueprint for what lays ahead, firmly entrenched in just so much amor. A beautifully overwhelming experience, we can never thank you both enough for.  (And many, many thanks to the stellar team at Sayulita Mexico Weddings by Karen Ruezga & the lovely Villa Amor for all your support). It was a love story for the ages…we are still Mexico dreaming… Read more