Japanese culture is truly a great one, these are sushi that we all love, samurai codex, martial arts, ultra-minimalist design, anime cartoons and so on – there are lots of things from Japan that interest and inspire us. Today’s inspirational wedding shoot also breathes with Japanese spirit, to be precise, with Japanese spring. What’s so special about Japanese spring? Sakura blooming! Sakuras are cherry trees with blush blossoms that appear in the spring and turn the whole country into a blush heaven.
Inspired by the beauty of spring in Japan, Sally Pinera, Joy Proctor, Studio Mondine and a whole crew of talented vendors came together to bring your wildest wedding dreams to life. The femininity and grace of the blooming cherry tree inspired the color palette, which brought soft hues of purple and yellow together with blush blossoms. Shades of soft blush reigned supreme with pops of yellow and lavender woven through the details, from the food to the tablescape to the bride’s floral kimono. The bride was wearing a silk kimono from Gossamer vintage with soft floral patterns. Jess Wilcox gave her delicate blush cheeks and slightly lavender eyes to bring youth to the 20s style pin curl updo. She somehow mixes the Eastern and the Western cultures rocking a Japanese kimono but a 20s style updo and statement earrings.
SBB Gourmet Catering created a Japanese inspired menu that highlighted the colors and textures of Spring. Ingredients like spring peas, baby vegetables and cherry blossoms brought the menu to life in the most inspiring ways. The ikebana style flowers created by Studio Mondine accented the table perfectly with spring floral sitting between place settings of delicate Japanese style ceramic items. I really love that butterfly-shaped plate that continues the bloom theme and looks so unusual and affectionate. The paper goods created by Joya Rose added some whimsy and charm to the look, offering hand-brushed calligraphy on soft blush paper. The table décor itself also mixes the tow cultures in one: despite of the Japanese-inspired porcelain and florals, the glasses, tablecloth and chairs are still kept in the western tradition.
The pics leave an impression of purity, delicacy and beauty, it’s a great and sweet shoot for those who want something special for their spring or summer nuptials. The whole shoot is breathing with Japanese culture – so delicate, so refined and so tender, with no excessive details and seeing beauty in simple things around.