Oo and ahh at this groom's traditional Japanese garb and his bride's gorgeous tattoo sleeve

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Photos by Tegan McMartin Photography

Rainy-day weddings bring their own special brand of gorgeousness. Kat and Greg got married on a drizzly April day in 2013, near Greg's hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Thanks to the abundance of greenery at hand, most of the decor — like the beautiful, fern-covered trellis — was hand-sourced by family members.

Looks like family helped out in a big way throughout the wedding: Greg's mom not only made the couple's cake, but also Greg's stunning, traditional Japanese ensemble. I adore the fact that he used The Book of Kimono to help him put it on correctly.

As amazing as Greg looked, don't forget to check out Kat. Girl has a tattoo sleeve that is jaw-dropping. She showed it off with a dress in her favorite color, green.


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Vendors

Bride's bracelet & groom's pendant: Noel Brown • Catering: Chef Bruce Chandler & students of John Barsby School cook's training program • Ceremony: Native Plant Nursery, Nanaimo Area Land Trust • Dress: TruthPeaceJoy • Engagement ring: Peaces of Indigo • Favours: Playmobil • Hairstylist: Braeja Chadwick • Photographer: Tegan McMartin Photography • Reception: Cedar Community Hall • Second shooter: Jesse Holland • Wedding rings: Brent & Jess

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  1. This is great! My fiancee is Japanese-Canadian and scoffed at the suggestion she wear a kimono to our wedding, but when her sister offered to make her the men's traditional hakama pants etc. she got interested. After seeing these photos, now she's really excited! It looks very sharp. Thanks for sharing. ­čÖé

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  2. Awesome! I grew up in Nanaimo so it's very exciting to see it's natural beauty featured along with the lovely bride and groom. Congrats guys!

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