{Real Weddings} Mariko & Adam's Cross Cultural Seattle Wedding Video

We are loving this beautiful couple's wedding video that was submitted to us by Katie and Joshua Studios, cinematographers out of Seattle.  Mariko & Adam are quite the pair, coming from two very different cultural backgrounds.  Mariko is from Japan, and Adam is a Jewish American.  This video highlights the elements of tradition each brought to their wedding, and into their marriage.

Mariko shared this sweet note about her and Adam's wedding day, and the start of their life together:
We didn’t have much time for planning as we decided to have the wedding only two months prior to the wedding date. My parents and Adam’s sister happened to visit in Seattle on the same week, so we decided to have our wedding on July 15th. I worked in Hawaii as a wedding videographer and I wanted to have a wedding by the water like Hawaii. The Woodmark Hotel was the perfect setting along Lake Washington. 

My favorite moment at the wedding was walking down the aisle. It was wonderful walking with my parents. As I walked, I saw Adam getting emotional as I got closer and closer. He had tear in his eyes and that made me cry for happiness. We both looked at each other with tears and all my emotions came up. That moment was truly the happiest moment of my life. I felt excited for our life together.

Please enjoy Mariko & Adam's beautiful wedding video, captured by Katie and Joshua Studios:

I love the combination of cultures present, such as the Jewish tradition of the breaking of glass, and the Japanese tradition of cutting the cake with a samuri sword.  Very cool with the sword, by the way, I had no idea that was a tradition! 

Our thanks to Katie and Joshua Studios for submitting this gorgeous wedding our way! 

Vendors:Videographer: Katie and Joshua Studios, Seattle, Washington

Photographer: Jen and Jody photography, Seattle, Washington
Venue: Woodmark Hotel, Lake Washington, Washington
Caterer: Woodmark Hotel, Lake Washington, Washington
Hair: Salon Chou Chou Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington
Floral Design: Fena Flower, Seattle, Washington
DJ/Band: DJ Kryspin, Seattle, Washington