On a beautiful sunny August day we gathered to celebrate the marriage of Allen and Megumi!
Surrounded by close family and friends, they had an intimate ceremony in Megumi’s family’s backyard. It was so sweet, beautiful and I’m so glad I had the privilege of being a part of their special day! Enjoy!
Allen and Megumi, being Taiwanese and Japanese respectively, decided to have Japanese cuisine for lunch with family and friends and Taiwanese food for their larger reception gathering later that afternoon. I loved this idea! Both were SO yummy!!
Allen’s sister drew this picture for them!! Amazing!
After the ceremony and lunch, Allen and Megumi had a time of fellowship, singing, and sharing their love story with a larger group of friends and family. It was so sweet and encouraging; seeing their mutual love for the Lord and laying their marriage foundation on Him was such a beautiful testimony.
Boba – a beverage that should be served at every wedding. I won’t tell you how many I had…
After all was said and done, we snuck away to take their bride and groom photos during the beautiful golden hour. I’m always so thankful when couples are willing to plan their day around the best portrait hour – it makes my heart sing!
They incorporated the help of many of their friends and family to have this beautiful DYI wedding!
Venues: Megumi’s parents’ backyard (Ceremony); Meeting Place of the Church in Bellevue (Reception) | Dress: Custom ordered from Etsy | Shoes: TOMS | Groom’s suit and tie: Banana Republic (suit); J. Crew (tie) | Flowers: DIY – we got the majority of the flowers from Pikes Place Market. The rosemary sprigs were picked from their backyard and the lavender flowers were picked from a friend’s garden. The rest of the greens and flowers from the local Whole Foods Market and QFC stores. I made the bouquet and boutonnieres with a family friend. Center pieces and table flowers were done by friends and family. | Hair: Beauty Salon Tokyodo | Make-up: Yumi Miyake (bride’s sister-in-law) | Chairs and Tent: Bellevue Rentals | Food: I Love Sushi (Lunch); Toy’s Cafe Restaurant (Dinner reception); It’s Bao Time (Food truck); Tapioca Express (Boba tea); Fumie’s Gold (Desserts)