Saturday, June 12, 2010

Danielle & Tommy: Japanese Wedding Style ~ Monterery, CA

Boutwell Studio has just about the most darling website out there! Chenin Boutwell photographs all types of people and all types of weddings. She thrives on diversity and loves a good challenge. She's become a gem favored by so many Asian couples in California. This creative photographer was so kind to share these wonderful wedding photos of Danielle & Tommy's Japanese influenced wedding in Pebble Beach & Monterey, California. You can see why we're also quickly becoming a fan.

Asian Inspired Japanese Wedding

From the photographer,
Chenin Boutwell:

Tommy & Danielle are such a sweet and genuine couple and, best of all, they were committed to having a wedding that reflected their personalities and culture. I absolutely loved the opportunity to shoot at the Monterey Buddhist Temple and their laid-back reception was icing on the cake. But best of all, Danielle had incredible style and a knack for crafting - two of my favorite things :)

Check out these sweet little details (Danielle made her hair piece, on the top first photo). I knew it would be a beautiful wedding when I received this gorgeous handmade invite in the mail (Danielle painted and silk-screened these by hand!).
And THE DRESS! I was over-the-moon-excited to see that Danielle had done a little dress modification and included part of her Japanese Obi with her dress.

Asian Inspired Japanese Wedding

Asian Inspired Japanese Wedding
There were so many cute, handmade details at this wedding! I loved these little banners that Danielle made to guide guests to the reception.

Danielle and Tommy turned an unused room in to an art gallery, complete with family photos hung gallery-style and arts and crafts projects for the kids.

Check out this sweet cake-topper that Danielle made (the bride even has a little bow on the back of her dress!)

Asian Inspired Japanese Wedding

This lovely event happened with the help of...
Heidi Hughett -
Couture Celebrations
Kim England -
Fleurs de Soleil
To Danielle and Tommy: Thanks for a lovely day! What a beautiful celebration!


  1. cutest cake topers!

  2. i heart pocky stix!!!

  3. oh i really like this couple. they are so cute and they look like they were meant for each other! the matching yellow is so adorable!

  4. i really like the yellow accents. his polkadot tie and her big bow look almost carnival-ish. but cute!