Married Beneath the Cherry Blossoms: Joseph & Fabiana

May 16, 2012

Joseph & Fabiana had a low-key and intimate wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. They decided against an expensive or extravagant wedding, instead favouring a simple and touching ceremony with their nearest and dearest.

The couple met online and discovered a mutual love of photography and travel. After spending years admiring each other’s work through flickr, they finally met in South Korea and ended up travelling to Japan together where they fell in love. The bride wore a multi-coloured dress from Marimekko which set the tone for the day. Fittingly with the Japanese feel (the ceremony was even held on the ‘Japanese Hill’ within the gardens, under the cherry blossoms) she also carried a bouquet made of origami flowers.

“We wanted a non-traditional small wedding that would reflect both of our personalities and be colourful.” the bride wrote. “We originally wanted to get married in Japan, but it was too far away from our home countries (the UK and Mexico) for guests to travel to. Therefore, we searched for Japanese Gardens in closer locations. We found one in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens which was perfect because New York was a city we had both loved and a location almost half way between the UK and Mexico. We chose April to coincide with the bloom of the cherry blossoms.”

I love this! Thank you so much to Joseph & Fabiana and their photographer Leila for sharing this gorgeous wedding and story with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: L&L Style Photography
Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Bride’s Dress: Marimekko
Bride’s Shoes: Free People 
Bride’s Headpiece: Zara
Bride’s Bouquet: DIY (groom)
Band: La Belle Musique