Ain’t no wedding like an eclectic wedding we have smidgen of Hawaii, some traditional Indian (specifically Gujarati) and a hint of Japan – all together it makes wedding awesome! And it is straight from the lens Jamie Zanotti Photography of The be-yoooo-ti-ful bride shared:
“Ken and I met back in February 2011. I am from outside of Philadelphia, PA, and was making my way across the country to try a new city and Ken had moved to Portland from Honolulu, HI, where he grew up.
Our first date was at Tea Chai Te, and we hit it off as we shared mint moroccan green tea and 2 hours of conversation. Things took off from there, and the following year, Ken proposed at Kelley Point in North Portland, representing how we came together in Portland from such distant origins just as the confluence of the rivers come together at Kelley Point.
It wasn’t long before we were preparing for our wedding. Ken is 1/2 Japanese and has been studying a Japanese style of flower arranging, called Ikebana, for 8 years. He, along with his sensei (teacher) and a few helpers, arranged all of the flowers and planned the set-up for our wedding all in the style of Ikebana. I am of Indian heritage and so the actual ceremony and dress was of traditional Gujarati (the ethnic group in India to which I belong) style. Building on this immersion of cultures, we decided to have Japanese food (sushi), Indian food (samosas and chaat), as well as American food (Pizza!) at the wedding.”
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New day, New afternoon = new couple pixels. Let us slap our palms together and give a Beyond Beyond welcome to….
Nicole & Mark who are gracing us with their presence in super fine New England style. The photographic stylings of Karla Korn Photography are responsible for the beautiful internet viewings, Karla shared:
This romantic couple took these photos by storm. They were so lively and candid with each other, it was a photographers dream. Many different locations are featured in this album. And they dressed perfectly for the occasion.See Some More Post a comment (11)
London = Home
It is also home to a million chicken shops, actually it is scary how many chicken shops there are; we think it may be some soylent green shenanigans. Given the horse meat saga… it might be pigeons? Come on, where did the pigeons really go after they were banished from Trafalgar Square? Makes you think doesn’t it?
However, London is home to some pretty beautiful locations – now throw in some beautiful soon-to-be-married people and of course we are going to get supper happy. So, this shoot is at the gorgeous Barbican (it’s the ultimate hide and seek location and had Saddam and Osama been there we truly doubt that either of the pair would have been caught);
But, one pair who did get caught – with no trial or execution – are the lovely and in love Bea and Duncan, who have been shot (no pun we swear that is not a run on from that Osama comment) by Maureen Du Preez, in this fantastic brutalist architecture. Your fun nerd fact of the day is that it was built post war 1960’s and 70’s.
These images were captured before the St Jude storms, however if this couple can make brutalist architecture and rain look good, we’ll think they’ll weather anything… and on that pun we will let go and let shutter candy begin!See Some More Post a comment (5)
It’s the second round of this knockout wedding and we hope that you are ready for a feast for the eyes. We are back to Emma and Josh’s Three Day Wedding Extravaganza – go have a look-see at part one, and then it’s cuppa + cake time to view the rest of the visual goodies from our pixel crush OKR Foto and we have the rest of the wedding skinny:
The three day celebration was truly unique including a welcome bonfire, Emma’s stunning coral pink, Grecian wedding dress, and a handmade cake decorated with edible flowers foraged from the surrounding land and camp garden.
Emma celebrated her Chinese heritage using the double happiness symbol as the welcome banner into the Labyrith space in which she and Josh said their vows. Their rings were made by Emma’s father using repurposed metals. A truly green, modern eco friendly DIY wedding!
Time for you to get lost (only visually though not literally we love you!) and let shutter candy begin!See Some More Post a comment (3)