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I do Venues: Hakone Gardens ~ Butterflies

I do Venues: Hakone Gardens ~ Butterflies

Photography by: Chung Li Photography

Style guide

Butterflies and other natural elements are alight in this colorful wedding theme. If you have chosen an outdoor wedding venue such as Hakone Gardens in Saratoga and are still searching for a great theme that will stand out, consider a color palette that incorporates a vibrant shade of plum as your base. A palette of ripe juicy plum fits perfectly with the natural shades of green and brown that will tend to dominate most outdoor reception areas.
This wedding at Hakone Gardens has been styled brilliantly for this couple's celebration. The color palette of plum, blackberry, and a splash of luscious raspberry has completely transformed this amazing Zen-styled Asian garden.
There is something magical about the idea of a butterfly. The idea of transition, rebirth, and a new life which is associated with butterflies are also great themes for a wedding celebration. A butterfly release is one of my favorite elements in a wedding like this. The release itself is always breathtaking, but as a planner, we have seen these delicate creatures transform before our eyes numerous times. Their colors slowly brighten as the sun warms them and their wings begin to flutter as they wake up from being dormant to make their grand appearance.
If you are considering an outdoor celebration and want to incorporate a similar theme to the ones captured above, consider this: Green tends to dominate any outdoor setting, so if you are dining al fresco, the choice of brightly colored table linens will transform your space quickly and give you the most "bang for your buck."