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Charleston Engagement {Takako + Marcus}

My Sunday Funday by the pool took an unexpected turn when it started raining, so until the sun comes back out, I figured we could all enjoy a little Lowcountry loveliness :)  This sweet duo has a global love story that ends with a beautiful Charleston wedding.  Their talented photographer, Lori Lee Photography tells the story best! "Marcus is a MSGT in the United States Air Force. Takako, is a registered nurse in Japan. How did they meet you may ask? Well, the Air Force sent Marcus to Japan for 4 years. Marcus and Takako didn't cross paths until Marcus had received orders to return to the USA and his next duty station which would be in Louisiana. When Takako and Marcus met he knew that he would marry her someday. When they met Myspace was the popular social network, Facebook had not been invented just yet. They said their good byes and were still friends at this time. They kept in touch via Myspace, and phone calls here and there. Takako came to the United States to visit some friends, she contacted Marcus and told him she would be in the US for a few weeks visiting friends and he flew to VA to join Takako for a weekend. The time came for them to say good bye once again and Takako had to return to work in Japan.

charleston wedding on a lowcountry wedding blog A few months later after more courtship via Myspace, yahoo messenger, letters, and phone calls Takako was able to come back to the US to visit Marcus and this visit would prove to be the best one yet. Marcus was planning a proposal. Marcus picked up Takako and took her to dinner where he had it all planned. He waited until they were ready for desert when he got on one knee and asked Takako to marry him. Takako had tears in her eyes and said "YES" Takako had to return to Japan but a few months later she came back to the United States to join Marcus after he came back home to Charleston, SC to pick up Takako and join his family for upcoming I do's. Marcu's family took care of all the wedding plans for him and Takako. Takako arrived for her final time in the United States on April 7, 2012 and their gorgeous engagement session took place in downtown Charleston, SC on April 14, 2012. They were married on April 21, 2012."

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Photographer: Lori Lee Photography