Krista and Andy married this summer and you will not believe the fabulous touches she gave to her wedding. Everything from her wedding dress to the cake had her signature on it. The result was simply amazing.
Krista picked a beautiful dress by Paloma Blanca, but added her own look to it- a Japanese inspired sash.
With a chic bouquet of orchids and grasses to match.
Next she chose 3 stellar locations.
She selected the Hakone Gardens as a special spot to see her groom for the first time on their wedding day. And for the portraits with their bridal party. The results are gorgeous. This site has so many hidden nooks, lots of green and beautiful landscaped details.
Then the whole crew ventured to Andy’s family church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, for the ceremony. I love the modern interior space.
And the amazing stained glass.
Finally we arrived at the Decathlon Club for the reception, where our bride and groom were treated to a glass of champagne upon their arrival.
The Decathlon Club does such an amazing job bringing the outdoors inside.
Throughout the day, Krista further emphasized their heritage and the special connection she and Andy had together.
The sign-in table honored their elders.
They created table cards with photos from their most special times together.
Mooncakes were given as gifts to each guest.
Krista chose lovely origami cranes as a theme for her wedding. They hung on the branches alongside notes written by their guests.
She used a pair of cranes on the cover of her ceremony program.
And the wedding cake was fabulously decorate with these birds.
I am sure it was a lot of work to create all these special details, but it was worth the effort. These personal touches and the care Krista and Andy took definitely made their day that much more special.
Krista and Andy’s Vendors:
Location of portraits: Hakone Gardens, Saratoga
Location of ceremony: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Saratoga
Location of reception: Decathlon Club, Santa Clara
Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca (bride designed sash)
Floral Design: Shawna Futagaki of Flower Divas Inc.
DJ: Rick from Joel Nelson Productions