Karma + Tiff and the Hippy Hoedown. Part 2

Karma + Tiff and the Hippy Hoedown. Part 2

Let me say again that I did not take any of these photos. Wish I could say I did! They were taken by the talented photographer, Jonathan Steinberg.

The hall where my sister and her husband got married didn’t look like much from the outside, but on the inside it was beautiful and unique. It had a ‘cloud’ ceiling with lights inside and a curtain of lights against one full wall. My family and I folded (Senbazuru) and hung 1001 paper cranes from the ceiling. In our culture, it signifies luck and longevity. It is believed the extra crane brings extra luck.

As with any wedding, there were many things that went wrong! The music didn’t work right before the wedding party was supposed to walk down the aisle, guest backed out at the last minute, the cake fell, and we forgot some decorations. But at the end of the long day, we were happy (and relieved!) about how everything turned out.

Congratulations Karma and Tiffany!

Karma + Tiff and the Hippy Hoedown. Part 1

Karma + Tiff and the Hippy Hoedown. Part 1

Let me first start out by saying that I did not take any of these photos. They were taken by the talented photographer Jonathan Steinberg.

My sister and her husband were married on the beautiful day of July 7, 2012 on one of the San Juan islands. Unfortunately, I was unable to take any photos because I was too busy running around like a chicken with their head cut off along with the rest of my family. This wedding took a year to plan, and though the decorations may look simple, we had put a lot of details into it. A lot of things were handmade; from the cake topper, to the table numbers and napkin rings on the table.

Hippy Hoedown is what the locals on the island referred to as a wedding.

At first, I was going to pick a few of my favorite photos to share. However, there were too many I like so I’m splitting this post. I mainly wanted to share these with family and friends that were unable to make it to the wedding. Check back tomorrow for the second half. Thanks to my sister and brother in law for allowing me to share these!