David & Michael's wedding at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL.

David & Michael | Anderson Gardens Wedding

I think the best way to describe David and Michael's wedding day is "Fusion". It was both steeped in tradition, and sprinkled with modern elements that when blended together formed a perfectly unique day. 

Their day started of with a serene Japanese Tea Ceremony for family inside the guesthouse at Anderson Japanese Gardens performed by Kimiko Gunji, whom David has studied tea ceremonies under for years. Afterward David & Michael donned kimonos made just for the occasion and spent some time in the gardens. Anderson Gardens is not simply a venue for them - it is a place near and dear to their hearts.

A ceremony under the pavilion made way for a rousing reception at Franchesco's where much sake was consumed and much celebrating was done.

Congrats, David & Michael. Here's a look back.

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