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Meiji restoration ( You know what? Technically, Kyoto is still a capital of Japan. What a interesting fact, isn’t it?)
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan for about 1100 years before the capital was moved to Tokyo about 150 years ago under the Meiji restoration. Over the centuries, Kyoto has developed its own culture and tastes in Tea ceremony, Flower arrangement, Lifestyle, Arts and Foods etc. And even now you can feel them. The city still maintains about 800 shrines and 1700 temples, and Kyoto is one of the most famous cities among tourists. In addition to its past, Kyoto is a modern, innovative city, where new cultures and lifestyles have developed, and both the modern and the traditional coexist uniquely.
We are more than happy to assist you to realize your dream wedding in our beautiful country, Japan! You don’t need to wear kimono if you don’t want to. Just bring your own wedding attires from your country! We are willing to find a great and interesting spot in Kyoto (mainly), Hokkaido or other areas in Japan for your elopement. Japanese style of ceremonies in some traditional venues such as Shinto Shrines, traditional / historical villas and restaurants are also popular. We are willing to produce wedding reception as well.
Kyoto prefecture has not only Kyoto city, but also other cities in countryside. We call these places ‘Kyoto by the Sea’ (areas along the Sea of Japan), ‘ Kyoto in the forest’ (middle areas of Kyoto prefecture) and ‘Kyoto in tea fields’ (southern areas of Kyoto that have Matcha tea fields). So we also recommend “ a Wedding trip more than one day” in Kyoto prefecture. your dating photoshoot and the day-of elopement taking days must be happy memories for you!
In non-religious ceremonies, Mie creates original ceremony scripts based on a questionnaires I ask by email or Skype beforehand. (Please rest assured that the proofreading is done by professional bilingual translators)
Please let us know if you would like to add some Japanese tastes on your ceremony.
Tea ceremony, San-san-kudo ritual (sipping Japanese sake three times with each other), painting eyes on a daruma Doll (wishing for a happy marriage and so on) and so on are our recommended options.
Lastly, if you invite guests from your country, we collaborate with local tour agents or freelance travel guides for their enjoyment during their stay in Kyoto!
Once you are interested in your dream wedding in Kyoto, please feel free to contact me anytime!
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was born in Kyoto prefecture and raised there.
My wedding planning/ coordination career at Japanese wedding company started in Las Vegas, USA in 2001. Since then, I had assisted more than 5000 couples of various nationalities in Guam ( USA), Sapporo ( JAPAN), Kyoto ( JAPAN) and Singapore (SINGAPORE). I became freelanced wedding planner and founded BEyond Weddings & Events so that overseas couples can realize their dream weddings in their styles and enjoy their memorable honeymoons as well in Japan ( Kyoto mainly) without any stress in June 2017.
I love traveling, spending time at cafe, exchanging cultures, listening to music, watching movies and musicals, and of course planning!!!