Category Archives: Weddings
Katie and Stephen shared a sweet ceremony on the lawns of K1 Winery in McLaren Vale. The winery has a great mix of garden areas, vines and a dam. Katie arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, so we also took photos with the horses (but you’ll have to wait for the slideshow for most of those photos).
Stephen was probably the most relaxed Groom I’ve seen before the ceremony. When I commented that he seemed relaxed, he replied that he was fairly nerves-free, but was likely to get emotional. As Katie walked down the isle he showed a few signs of emotions, but held it together for the whole ceremony. But when they were announced at the end, he couldn’t hold back the emotions any longer. It was really sweet. He shared a beautiful moment with Katie’s father; one of my favourite photos from this year.
The reception was also great fun – lots of guests enjoyed using the props and there was plenty of dancing – especially from one 12 year old boy, who would use an imaginary cowboy lasso to pull girls onto the dancefloor, and then completely out-dance them.
Kana & Ryuichi met at this very movie theatre. They both worked there and many of the guests at their wedding party were past and present employees of the cinema.
So after the party we walked over [with some difficulty in the kimonos] to the movie theatre and had a bit of fun. The last photo is a mock sumo match (with Kana-chan reffing).
Kana-chan, Ryu-san gokekkon 5shuunen hontouni omedetou gozaimasu!
Kana-chan, a good friend of Aki, originally saw my photography when I made a calendar a couple of years ago. She took a liking to the landscapes and then followed my work on this blog (she said although she can’t read the words, she enjoys seeing the love stories told by images).
Recently I spent some time over in Japan and just happened to be going through Naha in Okinawa where Kana & Ryu live. What started out as a “Let’s get together to take some photos”, (as they never had proper wedding photos previously) turned into “Let’s get together and then have dinner afterwards”. Which naturally progressed into a full blown wedding party. And why shouldn’t there be a massive celebration for 5 years of marriage?
In traditional dress, and nontraditional hair and make up styling, Kana and Ryu looked stunning. It was a great party with some surprise guests. Held at Top Note (a restaurant with stage/musically styled venue), a live band played, tears were shed and many drinks were drunk. They even kissed (a huge deal in public for Japanese people) – but you’ll have to see the slideshow for that photo :).
Thanks so much for having me along, look forward to catching up again in the future.