On March 23, 2019, Matthew Asami and Emily Okada were joined in holy matrimony. Here’s a look at how the day came together.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

The theme of the wedding was “Matt and Emily love you.” The goal was to make every guest feel appreciated, loved, and less alone.


Emily first wrote down this list to help guide the design:

 

OUR WEDDING IS

Fun

Joyful

Colorful

Casual

Comfortable

Japanese

Warm

Loving

High-and-low brow

Magical

OUR WEDDING IS NOT

Thoughtlessly traditional

Fancy

Cliche

Expensive

Boring

Long

Small

Mundane

So godly that non-Christians feel weird

Polished


Then, she made a mood board of visual inspiration. It was a faded rainbow, 70s-inspired, casual dream.

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Emily created a wedding logo based on the theme, which was used on invitations, website, printed materials, decorations, and party favors.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
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Wedding website

Guests were given a mood board for outfit inspiration.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding website

Each bridesmaid was directed to find a flowy dress in a specific hue of the rainbow. Nothing matched but everything went together.

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Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

The men were given different colored socks that loosely matched the bridesmaid they were walking down the aisle with.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

Each guest was given a card when they arrived with their name, table number, and personal written note from the bride or groom.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding pins
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

Emily built and painted the theme from cardboard, and it was installed at the venue.

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Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding flowers Florally Yours Co

Flowers, by Florally Yours Co, were wild and soft.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
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Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

At the reception, guests were served coffee in custom-stamped cups, cotton candy, and popcorn.

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding
Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

It was the best day ever!

Matt Asami and Emily Okada wedding

THANKS TO:

Photographer: Emily Saenz

Furniture: Nineteen27 Vintage Rentals

Flowers: Florally Yours Co

Wedding Dress: Doen