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Yes, it was a destination wedding in London for the Bride and Groom who were travelling from Japan.
Kaho & kohei
A destination wedding in London
Photography: Me Videography: Alice from Cinemalice Gown: Sourced from Japan Venue:
Sincerely yours, Kohei & Kaho
Thank you for sending me beautiful photos. Every photo you took was brilliant! Kaho and I were so lucky that The best wedding photographer made our wedding day perfect! We couldn’t be more grateful or touched by all your warmth.
This was another first for me. Initially I was contacted by the God mother of the Groom. She told me her God son and his fiance were coming to London from Japan and wanted to get married. I have been to Japan a few times and love the culture so I was excited to see what the wedding would be like. On the wedding day I made my way to St John's wood in London to meet the Bride and begin my work. What made this day even more unique was that I had never met the Bride and Groom until today. This is something I would never normally agree to, but in these exceptional circumstances I was happy to oblige. This wedding also gave me a chance to work with one of my favourite videographers and we rotated t make sure we got some great images of Kohei as she got ready for her wedding day. Almost everyone who was a guest of the wedding had travelled from Japan to be here so everything was on a much smaller scale. Once the Bridal prep was complete we made our way to the church in an open top car. The Bride and her father in the back me in the front taking photos. There were some great moments with members of the public waving and cheering as we drove past. There was a slight emergency when the Bride realised he had forgotten her veil, but a family member made a quick retrieval and we were ready to go. It was a simple, yet beautiful church service and afterwards we did the usual family photos. Then there was CAKE! As we were close to little venice we took full advantage and walked down to the canal for the Bride and Groom portraits.
It was a perfect day, but unlike any other wedding I have shot before or since. With only about 15 guests, it was so much more intimate. I wondered if the language barrier would be an issue. My time as a Flight Attendant I knew only a handful of Japanese words; "Please" "Thankyou" "welcome on board" and "would you like some Orange Juice" but we muddled through and had a really lovely day together.