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Japanese Theme Beach Weddings

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I received the following email from Ashley and wanted to post my ideas and see if anybody else could share theirs.

"I want to do a beach type wedding, but I would like to have it more in the traditional Japanese style. Any suggestions?"

Dear Ashley ,
If you will be having the wedding on a beach, maybe consider having a stone pathway as the aisle. You can also include Japanese elements in your beach type wedding, including:
- Koi fish (maybe on the invitation?) Koi are symbolically associated with strength and determination
- white fans for you and your bridesmaids to carry, or for your guests
- parasols
- bonsai trees as centerpieces
- bamboo bowls and dishes for food presentation
- paper lanterns
- napkins tied with ribbon and adorned with an orchid
- marry under a bamboo chuppah
- have guests sit in bamboo chairs

Photo Credits:
Japanese Koi Wedding Invitation Collection from SandyPhotoArt's etsy shop
Necklace from beadsss' esty shop (features Vintage Japanese glass, coin pearl and swarovski crystal necklace)
The following images courtesy of - Wedding Cake featuring sugar bamboo and accented with sugar river-rocks and orchids, Bamboo Placesettings, Bamboo Guest Chairs, Orchid at place setting, Candle Wedding Favors featuring sand dollars affixed to bamboo-molded candles, Escort Cards displayed in sand and secured with river stones, Rice-Paper Parasol