Beach Wedding… Kind Of!
Wedding Date6th September 2018
PlannerAyako Harrison - Serendipity Flower
VenueGreenroom Beach Club
On the 6th September 2018, this young, happy couple celebrated their very own beach wedding, in Kamakura. From the UK, but living in Japan, they were lucky enough to have friends and family make the long trip. They stayed with many of their guests in the nearby Kamakura Prince Hotel, and turned the whole affair into a mini vacation – which it was for the guests from overseas!
The venue was the Greenroom Beach Club, right across from the beach in beautiful Kamakura. The sunlight came streaming through the wall-to-wall windows facing the beach, basking the whole place in a beautiful natural light. The atmosphere was simply perfect.
Greenroom Beach Club is a specialist wedding and event space, and is gorgeous! There is a picturesque little chapel on the 2nd floor, with a beautiful panorama of the beach, while on the first floor is the reception room, complete with large balcony. The plan was to take the party out there in the late afternoon/early evening to enjoy the usual stunning sunset. However, the remnants of a typhoon the day before put paid to that idea… still, we had fun!
Like most brides, Victoria had been planning this day for as long as she could remember, and had amassed a huge vision board. The one problem however, was cost… they are both young and so hadn’t had the chance to save up much cash. However, we didn’t let that get in the way!
Ok, so it wasn’t strictly a beach wedding. But it right beside the beach! The inspiration for the color scheme was drawn directly from the beach: sandy-yellow and blue. So yeah, it was a beach wedding!
The couple are very creative, and so they crafted many of the items for the event. Not only did this save cash, but it gave the day some nice personal touches. In an age where large hotels and corporations can put together lavish, and oftentimes impersonal wedding ceremonies and receptions at the drop of a hat, this was a breath of fresh air. And, it is testament to what can be achieved on a low budget.
There were one or two wobbly moments in the lead up to the event, especially when the typhoon made landfall the day before, but we got there in the end. In the words of the sterling best man, “we pulled it out of the hat!” Indeed we did. It was a very happy day!