MOTIF Weddings: Jensin Wallace & Masa Okunishi |

MOTIF Weddings: Jensin Elaine Wallace & Masa Okunishi

Married Jan. 21, 2018

How We Met: Jensin and Masa first saw each other at a technology meetup in Brooklyn, New York. Jensin liked Masa’s glasses and he liked her smile and her laugh. Not wanting to seem too eager, Masa asked for her business card.

The Proposal: They were on a second-anniversary date during the holiday season in New York City and were making their way through the storefronts and Christmas trees when Masa said he had a surprise last stop. The couple hopped in a taxi and went back to their neighborhood and Carl Schurz Park. They walked along the East River and then Masa led Jensin to a spot that had a perfect view of the skyline at night. He proposed and told Jensin their puppy, Sprout, had helped pick out the ring.

Jensin and Masa were married on Sunday, Jan. 21, in New Orleans. Jensin did a lot of things herself, from making paper flowers for decoration to hand printing handkerchiefs for 60 guests and designing the invitations. Tigermen Den in New Orleans provided the backdrop for a rustic yet glamorous ceremony and reception.

Most Creative Idea: Jensin made paper flowers for the altar and also hand printed handkerchiefs for guests that read “Bond” in Kanjior Chinese characters.

Cost-Saving Tip: Not having a videographer, makeup or hair stylist.

Biggest Splurge:Ghost chairs

Most Memorable Moment: The man-of-honor gifting the couple with a second line down the street after the ceremony.

Wedding Planner: Clark & Kelly
Photographer: Sharon Pye
Bridal dress: BHLDN made by Va Et Vien
Veil/headpiece: Sepbridals
Bridesmaids dresses: Rent the Runway
Groom & groomsmen attire: Suit Company
Venue: Tigermen Den in New Orleans
Caterer: Rushing Cuisine
Baker: Beth Biundo
Flowers: We Are Gathered
Invitations: Jensin Wallace
Transportation: Da Lyons Party Bus
DJ: DJ Chinua

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