I must admit, I have a soft spot for international weddings. Marrying someone from a completely different culture is magical, exciting and ensures that you´ll keep learning and discovering new things for the rest of your life through your partner.
The Catalan – Japanese wedding of Tania and Yuya was filled with sweet details incorporating both of their cultures. Yuya and his family was wearing traditional Japanese clothes and there were small Japanese details gracing the reception and dinner tables like origami birds made by Yuya´s parents, green tea in test tubes with personalized labels as wedding favors and sake in original Japanese cups. Meanwhile, most of the menu items were typical Catalan delicacies like seafood risotto, olives or patatas bravas. (p.s. The mojito sorbet with mint foam was just divine! ))
I need to take a moment to thank Carole from Marry Me in Spain for orchestrating a flawless day. Everything was beautiful up to the very last detail. The gorgeous Masia Ribas was the perfect location for their celebration, the outdoor sunset ceremony in the mansion´s garden was sweet, simple and made everyone laugh.
Tania, Yuya, your day was perfect and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together. I feel incredibly lucky for having been invited to capture your love. Enjoy the images!
I´ve learned that putting on traditional Japanese clothes is hard work! Instructions were necessary… I have a new found respect for women wearing kimonos… it takes hourssssss to put on the many many layers and all the small details to complete the outfit, which I could observe during the preparation of Yuya´s mother.
I loved the location of the ceremony at the Masia Ribas. The chairs were placed in a half circle for a more original and familiar feel. The consistent use of baby´s breath in the ceremony decoration, in Tania´s bouquet and in her hair made this simple flower really shine!
The ceremony was cute and funny (As they already officially got married at the townhall beforehand they already exchanged rings, which they forgot to take off for the ceremony… it made everyone laugh )
I loved shooting these two after their ceremony….. cuteness overload!!!
The cocktail hour/reception was perfect with mouthwatering appetizers and a rustic seafood risotto and frittata bar!
Carole installed a photo booth for thecocktail hour with lots of beautiful and funny props.
The wedding cupcakes were a gift from one of Tania and Yuya´s friends. The personalized cake toppers were a huge hit among the guests and the marzipan figurines looked so much like them!
Wedding Planner : Carole Bipat, Marry Me in Spain
Ceremony and reception venue : Masia Ribas
Cake: from Tania & Yuya´s friend
Tania´s Gown: Pronovias
Photography: En Route Photography