Couple: Tomohiko & Akiko
Photographer’s Note: Akiko and Tomohiko came to San Francisco from Japan with their closest family for an intimate City Hall wedding. Akiko’s stunning purple wedding dress drew comments from all who passed, even those who have watched bride after bride marry at the iconic City Hall, day after day; and they said so! This Japanese purple gown was so unique. Early Friday morning, the wedding took place at the Mayor’s Balcony, and was the first of the day. It coincided with the unveiling of the Christmas Tree, adorned with Japanese origami paper cranes with messages of hope and peace written on their wings.