Completely taken with her elegance, Kinbo twirled his bride around in her flowing, perfect wedding gown.
Overcome with excitement, Katie snuggled up to her groom’s shoulder – against the crisp, pressed fabric of his Dress Blues, her smile never-ending.
And in that sweet First Look moment, Katie and Kinbo began their wedding day together – after so so so many years of doing life in separate places. They’ve weathered long-distance for nine years, (!!!) racked up countless airline miles, and lived off long phone calls and weekend trips — but for this sweet, patient pair, this moment made it ALL worth it.
Everything at their Summit House wedding was so perfectly thoughtful – just as Katie and Kinbo are.
Kinbo knew that Katie loves ginkgo trees, and would want to plant one at their forever home someday. So that sweet man bought her a ginkgo tree! Katie gifted Kinbo with a handsome watch, which resembled the one his late father had given him. Katie knew this would be the perfect symbol of his father, so his memory could be with them on their wedding day.
I mean, come on! These two know each other so well, and you betta believe we shared some sweet tears in these precious moments!!
Not only did Katie share a sweet First Look with Kinbo, but she had a precious (and emotional) First Look moment with her dad, too! Seriously, people – you can’t get any cuter than those Butterfly Kisses they were sharing… #cuethewaterworks
Katie and Kinbo’s said their “I do’s” in the gorgeous space at Coyote Hills Golf Course, and soon after, their guests showered them with encouragement and celebration at their lovely reception at the Summit House Restaurant, just a short drive away.
Their guests toasted to their kindness, to their graciousness, and to how this couple has been SUCH a bright light in this world. Both Katie and Kinbo love without condition, give without question, and share a smile with anyone they encounter – and it was oh-so special to see their true character celebrated on such a special day.
Katie & Kinbo — you two make our hearts absolutely BURST with smiles!! We felt so honored to be welcomed into your wedding day – more than just capturing your story, we felt so honored to be included in celebrating YOU. We cannot wait to see you flourish and we hope marriage is the BEST adventure yet!
Wedding Photography : Clove & Kin | Ceremony Location : Coyote Hills Golf Course | Reception Location : Summit House Restaurant | Event Coordinator : MJ Events | Cake : Merely Sweets | Gown Boutique : Mary Me Bridal | Make-Up : Grace Lee | Hair : Sandy Kasukabe at Salon Touché | Bridesmaids Makeup: Grace Kim | Bridesmaids Hair: Diane Esparza | Catering : Summit House Restaurant | Ceremony DJ : Hilfly Wedding Events | Reception DJ: Gill Sotu | Wedding Videography : 618 Studios | Linens : Create-a-Party | Floral Design : Walteria Flower Shop |