March 11, 2015

Wednesday Whim - Enchanting Wedding Chapel

images via Contemporist via Nikken Space Design (Photography by Nacasa & Partners)

When it comes to wedding venues, this wedding chapel in Hiroshima, Japan really takes your breath away. Designed by Nikken Space Design, the beauty lies in the elegant wood panels that feature a large tree motif (titled Power of Flower). Nikken Space Design collaborated with a kimono designer to create the flowers and plants that are traditionally found in kimono patterns. This theme calls upon the ancestral roots and prosperity of future generations - incredibly appropriate for couples getting married. 

100 wood panels were hand-carved from a Japanese cypress with each panel measuring 6' x 3.5" thick. The wood panels filter light through the chapel, which creates beautiful lighting reminiscent of a forest. The end result is a magical setting for families to gather and witness a wedding ceremony. 

This actually makes me want to say "I do" all over again. 


  1. That chapel is the most magical, enchanting place I have ever seen!! xx

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  2. Oh wow! Seriousl now, that's there the perfect wedding!

  3. What this is amazing. A modern day Giotto! Love it!



  4. Wonderful! What about follow each other?

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  5. Breathtaking indeed! If I ever attended a wedding here I don't think I'd be able to stop marveling at those stunning hand carved panels.

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  6. Wow, this place is stunning. All of the carvings are just amazing.

  7. Oh my god. This is the most magical thing I have ever seen!

  8. Wow...this is so beautiful!! x

  9. This is just spectacular! Imagine all the work.


  10. WOW, love the architecture of the place. Really amazing!
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  11. Oh gosh, I can only imagine tying the knot's so beautiful and romantic!

  12. This is utterly spectacular and certainly doesn't help me as I've been increasingly interested by wedding programmes and websites lately.. but sadly for me, there's no wedding happening anytime soon haha!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  13. Oh wow! It is so enchanting! Gorgeous venue to have a wedding.

  14. Love this beautiful design. I can certainly see the influence of the kimono designer in the way the exquisite panels are carved. Just gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    xx, Elle

  15. They have a list of approved caterers and valet parkers which you are required to choose from. The event coordinator at the wedding reception was very professional and cool enough to let us come in and tour on a Saturday while another wedding was setting up.


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