From the bride, Xanna:
When pulling together the details of our wedding, we wanted it to be simple, intentional, and feel like it was truly our wedding. I’ve always appreciated the meanings in details, so I wanted to translate that in our wedding day. I am crazy about setting the table, even when it’s just us two at home for a quick meal. Our tables were one of my many favorite details from the day. It is so enchanting when people gather around a table, let alone when it is all of those closest to you.
With such an incredible team of people I adore and admire, we were able to relax and enjoy every fleeting moment, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Although, I did joke throughout planning that I wanted to be there the morning of setting the tables. My biggest piece of advice would be to stick to what is important to you, and and don’t over-complicate the rest. Also make sure to sip on some bubbly before the day is over.
Photographer Haley Sheffield | Stylist/Planner Kaela Rawson | Floral Designer Mary Mcleod of Amy Osaba | Floral Illustrator & Ceremony Backdrop Meredith Mejerle Rush |Bride’s Dress Leanne Marshall from The Sentimentalist |Hair and Makeup Hannah Yancey of Akasa Salon | Bride’s shoes: Sevilla Smith | Venue The Brickyard | Wedding papergoods design Kaela Rawson| Ribbon FrouFrou Chic | Rentals Blue Eyed Yonder | Bridesmaid Dresses Elizabeth Suzann | Groom’s Suit J. Crew | Cake Marian Dobson at Mae’s Bakery
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New York based Tomomi Okubo has a rich history in design: Bunka Fashion School in Tokyo; patternmaker at Comme des Garçons; Parsons School of Design; and Manhattan fashion companies, including Theory and Ralph Lauren. After creating her own wedding dress, Tomomi felt all her life’s experiences finally united and Tomomi Okubo was born. The 2017 Tomomi Okubo collection takes inspiration from vintage styles, with ruffles, high necklines and layerings of European lace. With the incorporation of elements like exposed backs and minimalist skirts the vintage inspiration is elevated to a modern aesthetic for today’s brides!
Post Credits: Photography Jen Huang | Hair and Make Up Chiali Meng Artistry | Floral Designer Anna Le Pley Taylor
Slideshow Credits: Photography Masataka Photo | Hair & Make Up Mizukami Shinobu | Florals Saffron Brooklyn
From the bride:
My fiancé (now husband) and I both like to dance, our life is very active, and is often accompanied by a rise in the pulse rate! That’s how we came up with a name for our wedding: 240 beats per minute. We felt it perfectly described that state when a couple is excited about their life together and deeply in love with each other.
There were two things that we knew we wanted for our wedding – to be surrounded by lots of beautiful flowers and to be in an outdoor location. Since the ceremony and reception were located in different parts of the venue, we decided to hire two different teams of decorators. Although located in different time zones, they worked together to create a ceremony and reception that felt cohesive while remaining unique to their individual visions.
Our wedding preparations took 9 months. 9 months full of worries, developing a concept, drawing sketches, and negotiations – and finally the day came. On that day we realized that it was all worth it – when we all our relatives and friends had gathered to share this special occasion; when I had butterflies in my stomach during the ceremony; and when I cried all day with happiness.
We are so happy that our wedding turned out to be exactly as we had dreamt: surrounded by gorgeous fresh flowers, with a ceremony in a forest, and a reception outdoors. Despite a large number of guests, the event was very cozy and we are grateful to every vendor who put their heart and soul into creating our best day ever!
Photography Julia Kaptelova Photography | Stylist/Planner Wedding Classic | Floral Designer Reception Leka Nedvizh | Floral Designer Ceremony and Bouquet GreenMay | Dress Jesus Peiro | Hair and Makeup Anastasia Raevskaya | Venue Rodniki | Cake Andrey Shevlagin Cakes Couture | Stationary Rasmirin | Boudoir Dress Maria Vesssna | Jewelry Nch Wedding Jewelry
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