Archive for June, 2011

Sonoko & Timothy’s Live Oak Wedding

June 18th, 2011

Timothy & Sonoko had a beautiful small wedding in the small town of Live Oak last week.  Sonoko’s family lives in Japan, so they decided to have two ceremonies, one in Timothy’s hometown of Live Oak, and one in Japan. I love the following series of Sonoko putting on her American bridal gown and feeling […]

 

Timothy & Sonoko had a beautiful small wedding in the small town of Live Oak last week.  Sonoko’s family lives in Japan, so they decided to have two ceremonies, one in Timothy’s hometown of Live Oak, and one in Japan.

Japanese bride putting on wedding dress

I love the following series of Sonoko putting on her American bridal gown and feeling the excitement of the moment.   :)

joyful bride bride feeling the anticipationbride feeling the excitement and happiness of her wedding day

Sonoko’s mom wore a beautiful traditional kimono for the wedding.  I loved their interaction as Sonoko was getting ready.

mother of the bride in kimonoJapanese mother of the bride seeing bride for the first time

Sonoko, you are stunning.

Japanese bride portrait

Timothy’s father is the priest and married Timothy and Sonoko that day.

Episcopal priest and groom under treesgroom seeing his bride for the first timebride and her father walking up the aisle of the Episcopal churchgroom, bride, and father of the bride at the altarbrother of the groom reading bible passage during Episcopal wedding ceremonypouring of the communion wine during Episcopal wedding ceremonybride and groom kneeling at the altar during Episcopal wedding ceremonywhite flower in bride's hairhappiness between bride and groom during wedding ceremonyEpiscopal blessing of the bridegroom looking adoringly at his bridenatural bridal portraitnatural light bride and groom portrait

Sonoko’s mother performed a beautiful traditional Japanese Fan Dance during the reception.

Japanese fan dance

bride and groom first dance

Sonoko changed into a gorgeous Japanese kimono before the toasts.

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bride dancing and partying during receptionwedding reception dancing using off camera flashbride and groom dancing using off camera flash