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1980s Americana meets David LaChapelle Inspired Japanese Pre-Wedding Shoot

In Japan, it is traditional for couples to have a set of formal pre-wedding photos where the couple will wear their wedding attire and pose for formal pictures. “They are different from engagement shoots in the West,” photographer Mao told us, “as they’re still quite uptight and traditional. My concept is to shoot these in a fun way that convey the couples’ personalities and to make the day of the shoot as memorable as the wedding day itself.”

Ryo and Peco were the perfect couple to take on the challenge – Ryo bought a book by David LaChapelle to their first meeting so Mao knew they’d be open to creativity! “The groom is very into bright colours and has a unique sense of style, so I wanted to bring this out with a little twist to convey an more softer, bridal version of his idea. The final result came out as a pastel mix of unicorns and rainbows.”

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Marie Antoinette meets Millennial Otaku Raver Themed Wedding at an Aquarium

Kadie and Markus met at a local underground EDM night, so of course they had to bring some raver vibes to their June wedding day! “We were inspired by our hobbies, personal aesthetics, and the growth we made individually and together during our relationship,” the bride told us. “We didn’t have a theme as such, we just wanted things to be fun and feel magical. I was personally going for a Marie Antoinette meets millennial otaku raver vibe and aesthetic.”

Kadie discovered ‘hanayome hime lolita’, a Japanese street fashion genre, two years ago and it has been a hobby of hers to wear it ever since. She chose an outfit from My Lolita Dress for the occasion and her bridesmaids were in dresses from Devil Inspired, and one of them carried a teddy bear as a memorial for her younger brother who had recently passed.  “We were close,” Kadie explained, “and ‘Bear’ was the nickname given to him.”

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