Oriental Obsession

June 20, 2009

Ever since our honeymoon in Japan, I have been crazy about all things Japanese – whether that be Hello Kitty, the ridiculously scary horror movies, the food (my friends will vouch for this one – I don’t think anyone has a sushi obsession like me) the fashion or just all things generally kawaii!

This Japanese influenced wedding was sent to me by photographer Aaron Spicer, and with an oriental obsession like mine, how could I say no? He describes the day:
Kyle and Nicole were married on Sunday May 17th, 2009 in Richmond, VA at Maymont Park in the Japanese Gardens. The ceremony took place by a rustic Japanese pagoda that neighbors a Koi pond. Everything that could be done DIY, was.  Nicole’s mother made her dress and all of the bridesmaids dresses. Kyle and Nicole handmade over five hundred origami cranes, and gift boxes that included wasabi peas, ginger candy and other Japanese treats. Nicole’s sister designed the wedding programs, as well. The bridesmaids all carried parasols, and the groomsmen all wore red Converse All-Stars to match Nicole’s red shoes. Nicole carried purple lilies. The reception was held in a tent on the grounds of Maymont. It was decorated with origami cranes, lit votives and Japanese lanterns. The night concluded with a traditional money dance set to a polka dance. 

Yep, Japan is definitely amazing. I want to live there please!

Credit: Aaron Spicer