Ryokan elopement in Japan gives you a unique chance to immerse yourself in a wholesome experience of a beautiful luxury destination wedding in Japan.
K & K are both third-generation of Japanese emigrants to the US. Originally from Hawaii, they wanted to pay homage to their ancestors and enjoy the beauty of Japanese culture and hospitality.
For their ryokan elopement, they chose a traditional luxury hot spring ryokan just outside Tokyo. Secluded in its own forest, and at the same time, very convenient for their plans to spend time in Tokyo and Yokohama.
They didn’t come alone ー both of their closest families came to support them as they entered the new stage of life together. It was a very emotional time for their family on many different levels. Seeing their children say their vows in a place where their parents and grandparents were born brought tears to their eyes over and over.
It was very touching to see how the lives of generations paved the path for these two to end up back where it all started, to promise their lives to each other on their ryokan elopement and see where the road would take them.
* A ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese hotel that typically features tatami-matted rooms, communal and/or private baths/hot springs and guests wear traditional wear – yukata.
For this elopement wedding details planning by Mina Exclusives