07.01.2011 Marielle

Megumi & Huy. Hakone Gardens Wedding

They knew each other from their college days at Stanford. Later on, Megumi called Huy for some work advice. Neither of them had any idea that a simple phone call about work would turn into love. Their relationship grew & grew-they found joy in spending time with each other & loved just being together. After moving to Hawaii together (lucky, right?), Huy proposed to Megumi on the beach & she said yes! They were married in a lovely ceremony in one of my favorite locations-Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. Their wedding was a total reflection of who Megumi & Huy are-sweet & beautiful.

Hakone Gardens is one of my favorite places to shoot weddings because it is so gorgeous! Amy from Twitterpated Weddings was their coordinator & she pulled the wedding together so flawlessly. Every detail was perfection & Amy made sure that everything ran on time (I even got home early!). There were so many fun things about their wedding-I love how their little nephew played the ukulele at the reception…they also had Hawaiian dancers come & teach everyone how to hula dance. A special thanks to my friend & second shooter, Lynn for all her help! All in all, it was a lovely evening in a wonderful location.

Megumi & Huy-it’s been so wonderful to get to know you both! I loved being able to photograph your beautiful & special day…thank you so much for sharing it with me! Wishing you happiness & joy in your lives together! XOXO, marielle.

Megumi’s Kimono was stunning…watching all the work that goes into getting someone into a Kimono is amazing!

Always love the people getting the shots on their iPhones!

Isn’t their officiant the cutest man you’ve ever seen? He was soooooo excited!

The food. THE FOOD!!!! The food was so yummy!

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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!

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  1. Jennifer Carney

    Huy and Megumi,

    Thank you sharing your pictures!!! I love the white dress and your formal wedding gown. What great smiles and happiness you have!!!! So happy for you. Jennifer

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