family time on the day before a hand made wedding

I photographed Nina and Euge’s engagment photos in Tokyo’s Inogashira Park  a while ago so it was wonderful to see them again on their big day. The day before the big day actually. These photos are of the family gathering together on the day before and putting up decorations and setting everything up – making it their own space. After a long day of making everything just perfect both families gathered together for a dinner. Actually, there were still things to be done so after dinner and then some family shots on the sofa everybody got back to work!

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On the big day I switched to video and captured some (actually, not some, they were all amazing speeches full of love) very moving speeches from friend and family and, of course their vows. And a surprise song from Nina to Euge at the end. Am editing the film at the moment, trying to weave Nina’s song, their vows and the speeches of friends into a film that expresses who Nina and Euge is. Can’t wait to introduce it here.

After the wedding Nina wrote in an email to me that it was wonderful day but putting it all together “It was way harder than I ever imagined!!!” but, Nina, it was way more wonderful than I ever imagined!

The wedding venue was the amazing Brick and Wood Golf Club. That link has information on weddings at the golf club but Nina and Euge’s wedding was entirely their (and family and friends) own handmade. Beautiful stuff.