Satoko and Ian’s Simple Backyard Wedding with 1000 Paper Cranes by Natalia Zuk Photography 

Happy Friday everyone and how are you, how’s your week? I hope you had a good one? Now the children are back in school, I think I can get back into some kind of routine. The summer holidays have been great, but the way I work is not known whether I am coming or going. I am back in office again the whole time, so am ready to get more content on the blog and move things along. I know if there is anything you would like to see on the blog, or you may have questions about any wedding planning. Today’s wedding takes us to Canada for Satako and Ian’s DIY, backyard wedding. It was a simple, nuisance-free day with gorgeous flowers and 100 original origami paper cranes. Natalia Zuk Photography was for us to capture the day.

It was like a summer festival with good food, companies and music.

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Satoko and Ian were married on 25 August in the home and backyard of Ian’s parents in Canada. ‘We wanted to make our marriage very intimate and casual. It was all about people, food and good vibes. We had 100 guests and it took 6 months to plan it ‘

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how did they meet
We both worked at the same restaurant at different times, but through restaurants and people we have known each other for a while before we started to date. We got married two years before the wedding.

Proposal
At my house in Japan when we traveled together, I was in front of family and friends, and of course I was the only person who didn’t know what was coming … Surprise!

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How did you allocate your budget?
Food and beverages were of paramount importance to Chef Ian. We both love flowers too, so apart from those items, we tried to save as much as possible.

Where did you splash and where did you survive?
With my faith and passion, my dress was purchased second-hand from the organization that donates the most sales to cancer research. We asked people around for musicians, photographers and offending.

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How did you choose your photographer?
Online research and found Natalia, who immediately got my yes with her personality and listening skills. She understands well what is important to me and what is not.

The dress
Truvelle, Canadian Company! There are no other brands

Theme or Color Scheme
Light blue, yellow and white

Flower
Not sure, but we have a florist whom we trust and chose seasonal flowers for us

Decoration
Flower arch, origami cranes, paper lanterns from my families in japan

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food
Dining from our friends restaurant, mostly Japanese

wedding cake
Simple white with flower, which was also from the pastry chef we trust

entertainment
DJ, dance, pool, karaoke, fireworks

Who supplied the stationery?
We separated ourselves from various vendors and companies

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
San Francisco (Naan was working for a restaurant in the Nappa Valley, so we combined work / honeymoon because we were super busy)

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Personal touch
Music playlist for origami crane, home decor / tent, vows, guitarist

special moments
In the speech, as my parents do not speak English, they sang a song “Going to the Chapel of Love” with the guitarist. My mother started crying and she brought everyone tears

Advice for other couples
Choose only those items that you want to have complete control over and compromise others. It is your wedding but also for your partner and families. It is stressful but remember that you and your partner are teammates, not enemies! The wedding day is just the beginning of your long journey together, save your energy if not the finish line.

Biggest surprise
My husband’s speech in Japanese. He does not speak Japanese but is practicing secretly!

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Supplier shout

For more information about Natalia Zuk photography

www.nataliazuk.ca / www.nataliazuk.ca/blog / [email protected] / +1 647-705-8327 / Facebook / Instagram

About me and my style: I am a Toronto, Canada based photographer. My style is candid, natural and romantic. I believe in capturing authentic feelings and spontaneous moments that reflect the love between the couple and family. I focus on telling the story and capturing the experience of the day.

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