How We Chose Our Suppliers
Taro and I moved to Tokyo from East London 3 years ago, and got engaged overlooking a stunning view of Mount Fuji and the Tokyo skyline. As most of our friends and family live in the London area, however, it was important for us to have our wedding there, despite the fact that we currently live on the other side of the world! Most of our suppliers were East London based, which was a nod to the place we used to call home. We planned the wedding from Japan, but were lucky enough to have the help of my sister Carly, who did all the styling, and even designed and sent out our invitations (including handwriting all of the addresses!).
Neon Sign at AltarWe've seen many amazing altars on these pages - from Chinese paper fans to cherry blossom trees and moon gates - but this neon sign has to be one of the most creative. With a backdroup of beautiful botanicals by Grace & Thorn, the neon altar carries lyrics of the song bride Sophie walked down the aisle to (You & Me by Penny & The Quarters). What a romantic touch, and a stunning ceremony focal point - with the added bonus of being a beautiful keepsake after the big day.
Advice For People In The Throes Of Planning
Many of our friends and family doubted whether we’d be able to pull off a wedding in London while living in Japan, and yes, it was undoubtedly a crazy thing to do! But if you’re thinking of getting married in a different county to the one that you live in, it’s not as impossible as you’d think. Most of the organising took place via email – as I imagine most brides would tell you nowadays anyway – and if you are lucky enough to have someone to help you on the ground, make use of them; it makes a big difference.