Gorgeous Wisteria Garden Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot

From Lena, the photographer: 

“Kai and Queenie wanted to do something different. Instead of only celebrating their wedding day, they decided to celebrate their marriage instead. So when they approached me about photographing their love story, I was so excited because I believe that while the wedding day is a wonderful celebration to the start of a beautiful union, it’s the marriage afterwards that demonstrates a couple’s enduring love and devotion to one another.

I loved that the couple wanted to celebrate their first year of marriage together.  The couple loves being outdoors among nature, and we dreamed of them meeting in a secret garden. They wanted their photos to feel natural and soft. We found the perfect place at the only time of the year when the wisteria are in full bloom, about 2 hours drive out of town. We had the entire gardens to ourselves, and having that privacy enabled Kai and Queenie to feel relaxed so they could express their hearts openly to one another.

They were completely and utterly in love, dancing, laughing, kissing and romancing under the purple blossoms of the wisteria tunnel. I hope this will be an inspiration to aspiring wives (not just brides)-to-be, to celebrate a loving and committed marriage long after their special day, allowing true love, one that is unconditional and completely selfless – to shine.”

Bride and Groom: Kai and Queenie | Photographer: Lena Lim | Floral Designer: Basia Puchalski | Dress/Outfit Designer: Ukrainian designer | Hair and Makeup Artist: Pheny |  Venue: Alowyn Gardens | Paper Peony: Miss Poppins & Me | Suit: Rhodes & Beckett | Rings: Cartier | Shoes: Forever New 


Find them on Instagram:

Photographer: @lphotographybylena | Floral Designer: @basiapuchalskifloraldesign | Hair and Makeup Artist: @makeupbypheny_ks | Venue:  @alowyngardens | Paper Peony: @misspoppinsandme | Suit: @rhodesbeckettofficial | Rings: @cartier | Shoes: @forevernew_official


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Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

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