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.

krista-and-andy-wedding-bride portrait at Hakone Gardens - south bay- saratoga ca

With a chic bouquet of orchids and grasses to match.

bridal flowers at hakone gardens in saratoga ca- orchids and grasses

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.

bride and groom on bridge at hakone gardens- saratoga ca

bridal party portraits in saratoga ca hakone gardens

bridal party photos with bride and groom at hakone gardens- south bay

Then the whole crew ventured to Andy’s family church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, for the ceremony. I love the modern interior space.

st andrew's episcopal wedding ceremony- saratoga ca

wedding ceremony- bride and groom at the altar- st andrews church saratoga

And the amazing stained glass.

church stained glass- wedding ceremony- saratoga

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.

bride and groom outside wedding reception venue- decathlon club- santa clara california

The Decathlon Club does such an amazing job bringing the outdoors inside.

interior of wedding venue- decathlon club- sunnyvale california

Throughout the day, Krista further emphasized their heritage and the special connection she and Andy had together.

The sign-in table honored their elders.

wedding reception sign-in table- decathlon club- portraits of relatives- south bay california

They created table cards with photos from their most special times together.

boston photo for table card at wedding in californa

Mooncakes were given as gifts to each guest.

wedding gifts for guests- august moon cake- summer/fall wedding in california

Krista chose lovely origami cranes as a theme for her wedding. They hung on the branches alongside notes written by their guests.

guest notes to bride and groom for their wedding

She used a pair of cranes on the cover of her ceremony program.

wedding programs with chinese and japanese influence

And the wedding cake was fabulously decorate with these birds.

wedding cake decorated with birds for chinese influenced wedding design in san francisco- san jose area

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

Want to see more of Krista and Andy? Check out their engagement session, the scoop: part 1 , the scoop: part 2, and their slideshow.