Asian Fusion: Kayo & Mark in Los Angeles, CA

Once the venue was set, the pair began planning the details, keeping their own personalities in mind.

For Kayo Nakamura, a designer of an architecture firm, and Mark Libiano, a general contractor, choosing the grand Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles for their wedding location was fitting: Not only was it designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry as the new home of the L.A. Philharmonic, but its curved, stainless steel exterior has made it a bona fide landmark.
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Once the venue was set, the pair began planning the details, keeping their own personalities in mind.

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175 guests joined the couple for their beautiful ceremony at the concert hall's Blue Ribbon Garden. Everything about the ceremony was lighthearted and personal, starting with the officiant, their good friend, Nate. 
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Kayo's father, wearing a kimono, walked her down the aisle.
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In a traditional San-San-Kudo ritual, Kayo and Mark each drank three sips from three cups of sake, three times, symbolizing their union. Then friends gave some personal readings, including a passage from a book and a tribute written just for them. Several loved ones also bestowed their well wishes on the bride and groom.
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The bridesmaids carried satin purses with green and purple orchids.
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"We loved our ceremony. Our friend who officiated got his license and worked with us to get everything right. It was a surprise for our guests: His wife didn't even know he was leading the ceremony until he stood up and took the mike!"
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For the cocktail hour on the terrace, guests enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres of crab cakes with yuku aioli and tuna tartare cornets with avocado and wasabi. As a special treat, they were entertained by Japanese Taiko drummers from the Taiko Center of Los Angeles. 
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Favorite Memory: "My bridesmaids and I got ready together. The funniest moments occurred when we blew the fuse in the hotel suite—twice!—because of all the curling irons we had plugged in."
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