The ceremony was held (miraculously between rain showers!) across a short foot bridge over a pond right on the green. Sarah walked down the aisle to a recording of her grandmother singing.
Sarah and Yoshiki blended their diverse backgrounds in so many wonderful ways! They were introduced to “Rusty Nail” by X Japan and shared a first dance song to “Forever Love” by the same group.
The colors were red and black, with red table linens in red topped with tall arrangements of black magic roses, red peonies and zinnias. Each table was named with the Chinese character for Beautiful, Destiny or Harmony. The girls wore black bridesmaids’ gowns and carried red floral bouquets.
The cake was an elegant five-tiered beauty with white chocolate icing with black magic roses between each tier, beautifully designed by Derek from Corsino Cakes.
Guests enjoyed a buffet of red, black and white candies and custom fortune cookies, each containing a special message from the newlyweds.
Sarah was tall and lovely in her strapless gown with diamonds at the waist and her diamond choker. Yoshiki stood proud and beaming beside her.
The toasts highlighted how Sarah and Yoshiki had perfected their non-verbal communication and the fact that although Yoshiki is Chinese, has lived in Japan and mastered English in the U.S., their love transcends all these differences.
Yoshiki surprised the guests by singing a Chinese love song. He rocked it! We had a conga line, and enthusiastic dance to YMCA and even the Newlywed Game.
It was a pleasuring having our first wedding at this gorgeous new venue. Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of your day, Sarah and Yoshiki!
Photos by Amy Nightingale
Floral Design & Event Planning – Floral Fantasies By Sara
Cake by Corsino Cakes