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Who are We?
We are an international couple. Ayako, the wedding planner, is from Japan and Ross, responsible for PR and point of contact, is from the UK.
We exclusively work with international couples, both here in Japan and from overseas. Ayako is also a florists and table coordinator, and for the last 5 years a wedding planner in Japan. In addition to Ross’ work at Serendipity, he is a corporate leadership coach and photographer.
How can we help you?
- You have native speaker support
- You have experienced wedding planners with a cool and growing network of wedding vendors and service suppliers, including kimono specialists, wedding venues, shrines, hair and make-up artists, photographers, DJs, caterers, etc
- You have someone who can guide you as you navigate the ins and outs of a wedding in Japan
- You have a point of contact in the country before, during and after the big day
If you need a wedding planner who understands the cultural differences and challenges of getting married in another country. That’s us!
Our goal is to not only get you down the aisle, but to also ensure that your experience in Japan is nothing but the best. And, if on a return visit, sometime in the future, you wish to meet us for a drink and/or a bite to eat, as friends, we would love that!!
"I am a Tokyo girl, born and raised, and I majored in Russian. However, unfortunately I met an English man who speaks no Russian… I love fashion, and I used to be a sales clerk for Gucci, but I soon developed another passion - flowers and weddings. When I’m not working I love spending time with my dogs, cooking and drinking. The best thing about this job is that I get to meet and become friends with fantastic people from around the world. When you come out here, let's go drinking together?!”
"I was born and raised just outside London in the UK, where I lived and worked for the first half of my life. I majored in Music and was a professional Trumpet player and brass teacher before coming to Japan. I absolutely love classical music, especially anything with strong brass and trumpet lines! When I am not working, I am either taking photographs or watching YouTube or Netflix - especially Friends or Suits! Oh, and I love spending time with Ayako and our dogs!!"
Miles the dog
We have to be honest here: he doesn't do much, but we're glad to have him on the team! He looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth...! A smart little fella, he even has his own instagram page!