Misato + Chris made their wedding a DIY affair since they are both pretty crafty. This included fun projects like their animal toy escort cards, lace table runner, and photo tree! But their first priority of the day was the food! The Northside Social was the perfect venue since it’s one of their favorite restaurants in the DC area. Their wedding was simple + easy going – just like the two of them. :) Thanks to Love by Serena for the photos + Caravan for the film and congrats to Misato + Chris!
We used little animal figures (dollar store purchase and spray painted) as guests’ name cards and a pair of elephants (it was a salt and pepper shaker that we bought online, filled the holes and spray painted) as the cake topper. Christopher’s last name is Horton, so we have embraced Horton the Elephant!
The wedding favors were sake glasses that we hand wrote our initials on and were also used for the toast during the reception. Misato’s mother brought coasters made out of Kimono fabric from Japan for everyone to take home as well!
The message/photo tree was put together by friends using washi tape, leaf shape sticky notes, and Polaroid pictures.
We were very lucky to have creative, crafty and supportive family members and friends who helped us so much to put our wedding together. We could not have done any of this without them, especially having to change the location of the ceremony due to the weather on the day of!
photography: Love by Serena // florals: Bought from Potomac Floral and then DIY // bride's shoes: Nine West // hair stylist: Keiko Goto from Ozuki Salon // makeup artist: Akea from Sephora // videography: Caravan // catering: Northside Social // cake: Sophie Camp, Northside Social // venue name: Northside Social, Bon Air Park Arlington, Virginia// bridal gown + bridal store: LM collection from Bloomingdale's // bridesmaids' dresses: Anthropologie // jewelry: Anthropologie // men's attire: Banana Republic, Express, Topman