12.03.2009 Marielle

Heidi & Ian. Wedding.

You could say that it was the day that everyone was waiting for. Heidi & Ian have been together for ten years & if you know them, you know that they are each other’s perfect match. Theirs is a love that is made up of trust, time & laughter. They have seen each other through life’s good times as well as the bad & decided that their wedding would just confirm what was already in their hearts: that they really are each other’s perfect match. As I arrived at Heidi’s hotel room, she was starting the process of putting on her kimono. “I just can’t believe it’s here! I’m getting married today!” Heidi exclaimed over & over. Her excitement spread across her face & as the final touches were done on her makeup & wardrobe, Heidi truly glowed.

Their ceremony was beautifully intimate & held at the beautiful Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. The calm November air & the falling leaves were the perfect backdrop for their long awaited day. It felt as if we had been transported to Japan just for the wedding! After their ceremony, ¬†they spent the afternoon dining with their closest family & friends- laughing & sharing the love that Heidi & Ian have with one another. I loved the details of this wedding- Heidi’s incredible bouquet, the leaf shaped wedding favors, & the table settings named after places in Japan (where Heidi & Ian spent their two week honeymoon- can you say jealous?) Every detail was perfect & fabulous!

Heidi & Ian- you are two of the most genuine & sincere people I’ve ever met. Your joy for life shines for all around you to see. I know your married life together will be amazing- just as your lives together these past 10 years have been. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your truly incredible day! With much love…xoxo, marielle.

















I love what the little note on the right says….




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Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (5)

  1. Hanh Nguyen

    These pictures are amazing Marielle! I love the details shots and her kimono is gorgeous, so unique and different. Great job Marielle!

  2. I love everything about this wedding from the Kimono (GORGEOUS!), wedding cake, location and flowers. You did a brilliant job in capturing the day. The photos are beautiful, just like the Bride and Groom!

  3. Liz

    These are beautiful as always!! You always find the most compelling ways to capture their special days. Did you love the Hakone Gardens? I went there for the first time a couple of months ago and can’t wait to go back in March when all the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

  4. Heidi

    I couldn’t be happier. I think you really captured the essence and the beauty of the day and I am so excited to have these photos to cherish.

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