Once the venue was set, the pair began planning the details, keeping their own personalities in mind.
"We wanted to show our guests who we are as a couple," says Kayo. They began with a simple color scheme of purple, Mark's favorite color, and green, Kayo's favorite. Then they added traditional Japanese touches to showcase Kayo's heritage.
She even had her dress custom-made by Anna Niponica, a company that creates contemporary-style gowns from traditional kimono fabrics; hers, bought at a Japanese market, had a crane design.
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