Inspiration behind the theme of your wedding? | Anthropologie! http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp I LOVE that store, and we wanted to bring an antique/vintage feeling to the wedding.
Total budget + number of guests? Budget: About $30k | Number of guests:120
Did you design/print your own invitations? Resources? | Yes we did. We printed through Traction press in downtown LA. They are doing printing business as a couple, and they are super nice people:) They have cute dogs too!
What types of flowers did you use? | Mostly Summer Roses and some other flowers too!
What songs played during the ceremony/1st dance etc? | Grand entrance: Star wars , 1st dance: Let’s get it on, Father-daughter dance: In my life(Beatles)
Any advice you want to share with future brides-to-be? | Just relax and enjoy the special day! That’s why Bridal party is there for you:)
This is my love story!
Life is so sweet. I am a very lucky woman to have met my darling Hide. (Emphasis on the E) We first met on a trip to Magic Mountain with some mutual friends. I can remember that Hide was hung over that day and the whole ride there and back, he had fallen asleep and was snoring in the car. On the way there, Hide had woken up as we got nearer to the theme park and started singing out loud on the way there. I could have never imagined this would be the man I would marry. I was so shy and quiet. I could tell, since he was such a loud and outgoing person that he was not interested in me. Right about that time, I had just come to America from Japan to start college at Long Beach State. Hide had just graduated from Long Beach and started working. At first, we didn’t talk to each other that much. As I was doing research and beginning my scholarly journey at Long Beach State, I wanted to ask all my friends about the school and teachers, what I should expect. Hide was one of the first people to offer to take me on a tour of Long Beach State. I thought that was very nice of him, and I took him up on the offer. A few weeks later Hide took me to the school and gave me a campus tour. After a really nice day on campus, he took me to Belmont shore Brewing Co. We had a few drinks and I was able to open up to him. That was our first date! From there, we fell in love with Belmont Shores and Long Beach. We found out that we share the same love for food and drinks, and life and love. After that, the rest is history. We’ve been together ever since. I’m so glad to have him in my life. He is honestly the best, most fun man I’ve known and I can’t wait to marry him. CHECK OUT OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION HERE!!
Venue: Redondo Beach Historic Library http://www.spectrumcatering.com/
Eri: she bought hers in Japan
Lauren: Ann Taylor
Mariko: Her friend made it for her
Suits: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Steve Madden
Invitations: DIY (Hide designed them himself)