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Odaiba Gundam Wedding

  Aug 26th, 2009

A special wedding event was held at the base of the 1/1 Gundam RX78 at Odaiba on August 25, 2009. The couple was chosen out of over 500 entries by T&G wedding planners. They have a new born daughter they have named Sayla (せいら) from the Gundam series.

The wedding family salute to the crowd

The bride and groom make their entrance in front of the crowd of spectators

The bride and groom make their entrance in front of the crowd of spectators

The couple take their place in front of Gundam ready for the ceremony to start

The couple take their place in front of Gundam ready for the ceremony to start

One last look up at Gundam to say a word of thanks maybe?

One last look up at Gundam to say a word of thanks maybe?

The family of 5 stand together under Gundam

The family of 5 stand together before Gundam to celebrate their marriage day

The ceremony begins with the couple climbing the steps up to Gundam's boots

The ceremony begins with the couple climbing the steps up to Gundam's boots

A moment to bow and show their respects to Gundam

A moment to bow and show their respects to Gundam

More steps to climb to get in position directly under the large scale Gundam

More steps to climb to get in position directly under the large scale Gundam

Gundam watches over the wedding taking place below him

Gundam watches over the wedding taking place below him

From further back you can just make the couple standing in the shadow of Gundam's legs

From back here you can just make the couple standing in the shadow of Gundam's legs

A simple exchange of rings marks the ceremony for the couple

A simple exchange of rings marks the ceremony for the couple

A few waves to the crowd acknowledging the many thousands who have turned out for the event

Waves to the crowd acknowledging the many thousands who have turned out for the event

Tomino-san, the Director of the Gundam series makes a special gift presentation to the couple to mark the occasion

Tomino-san, the Director of the Gundam series makes a special gift presentation to the couple to mark the occasion

Tomino-san is warmly applauded by the crowd

Tomino-san is warmly applauded by the crowd

A few laughs and smiles for the family as they enjoy the spotlight

A few laughs and smiles for the family as they enjoy the spotlight

Gundam stands out strongly against the black sky, letting people know he is still in charge

Gundam stands out strongly against the black sky, letting people know he is still in charge

Balloons are prepared for the crowd to launch high into the night sky

Balloons are prepared for the crowd to launch high into the night sky

A quick flick of the shoulder and a nod to the Olympic Committee by Gundam. Tokyo is bidding to host the 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Games

A quick flick of the shoulder and a nod to the Olympic Committee by Gundam. Tokyo is bidding to host the 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Games

The balloons are released and float past Gundam

The balloons are released and float past Gundam

Looks like Gundam is preparing to take off himself

Looks like Gundam is preparing to take off himself

As the balloons float off into the distance, Gundam stands watch

As the balloons float off into the distance, Gundam stands watch

The wedding family salute to the crowd

The wedding family salute to the crowd

Smiles all around

Smiles all around

Happy memories in the making for the bride and groom

Happy memories in the making for the bride and groom

The bride takes a look at Gundam and his steam jets heating up

The bride and daughter take a look at Gundam and his steam jets heating up

The area was packed and it was difficult to take photos. Here a video camera is held high to catch some footage

The area was packed and it was difficult to take photos. Here a video camera is held high to catch some footage

The steam from the jets gets stronger. Is Gundam about to leave early?

The steam from the jets gets stronger. Is Gundam about to leave early?

Up close the steam continues to come out of Gundam

Up close the steam continues to come out of Gundam

silhouette of the bride

Silhouette of the bride

Giving thanks to the many well-wishers who came for the event

Giving thanks to the many well-wishers who came for the event

So many people to thank. What a great idea for a wedding event if you want to invite everyone

So many people to thank. What a great idea for a wedding event if you want to invite everyone

More and more thank yous

More and more thank yous

Some family snaps in front of the crowd

Some family snaps in front of the crowd

All the guests gathered for an official photo with the couple and their family

All the guests gathered for an official photo with the couple and their family

Reblogging: you may use up to 4 of these photos if you wish to blog the article on your site. Please provide a link back to this article also.

paulhar333 says:

This is so cool a cosplay wedding woot, could i borrow some pics or just only one ill link back here thanks because ill write something about this event in my blog thanks………..:)
Free Wedding Hawaii

paulhar333 says:

Wow… thats something to be envious of. Thumbs up big time for them!
Very nice pictures and thanks for sharing, this warms up the heart. :)

Gundam Wallpaper says:

These images are amazing! Do you mind if I use them for my wallpaper website?

shibuya246 says:

happy for you to use them. please do :)

Angelxz says:

Excellent photos. I don’t think my family would let me get away with marrying in such a style. HOWEVER, to renew my vows with me and just my man…sure, why not! ^__^

DISCO says:

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AMAZING AMAZING PHOTOS!!
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rocks!!

It looks happy wedding. Great!

James says:

just great.

t3h fake says:

The groom looks like he needs to poop really bad.

wiredmechs says:

wew this is so cool a cosplay wedding woot, could i borrow some pics or just only one ill link back here thanks because ill write something about this event in my blog thanks again dear sir….

shibuya246 says:

Sure, you may use up to 4 photos on your blog and link back. thanks. glad you enjoyed it

aion kinah says:

Nice groovy couple, one of the best wedding aside from the dancing couple showed in youtube. For sure, we’ll soon see Aion and FFXI themed wedding.

The Envoy says:

Finally. I’ve been waiting for photos of this event for a while.

rulascalaca says:

jejeje incredible!! i´ll do it for sure…!!! :D

Scot says:

Was this a second wedding for an already married couple or a second marriage for two divorcees ?

shibuya246 says:

I think a second marriage after marriages to different people on both sides

antho says:

hi..i’m antho from Indonesia.. that was a amazing wedding ceremony.. its a Gundam.. how can i say..??

alafista says:

You took really great photos even though it was an event at night.

shibuya246 says:

Thanks. I dont like using a flash so I tried to buy equipment that can work well in low light. The lens I use normally picks up background colors really well so that is good also.

Gweb says:

Posting here, just in case you don’t see the JapanSoc comments.

These pictures are amazing (especially the Gundam surrounded by the balloons and the silhouette of the bride).

One question however. What kind of music were they playing at the wedding?

-NagoyaGA

shibuya246 says:

Thank you so much. I appreciate you posting your comment here as well :)

anon says:

wow nice pictures, i’m so jealous. haha

btw.: the twitterlink from “follow shibuya..” points to a wrong link ^^

shibuya246 says:

Thanks. I tried to find the link but it seems to be properly going to http://twitter.com/shibuya246 Is that what you saw? Thanks for pointing it out.

freedomwv says:

Another one of those `only in Japan` moments.

wah says:

Not to be a jerk, but the official romanization of “Seira” is “Sayla”

EdwinRSA says:

Amazing , Definitely this is the ultimate wedding

Jenny says:

That is just awesome!!! Congrates!

Great photos! I love how the Gundam looks like he’s staring up at all the balloons.

shibuya246 says:

I think Gundam is jealous that the balloons are flying away ;)

Joana says:

If I ever got married I’d want a wedding like that. So awesome not to mention original as hell. ^_^

Sanjo-chan says:

Awesome pictures! I want to have a wedding like that someday, especially since I absolutely adore UC Gundam! ^_^

Tami says:

Wow… thats something to be envious of. Thumbs up big time for them!
Very nice pictures and thanks for sharing, this warms up the heart. :)

*sniffle* gee… a normal wedding can’t catch me, but this is just to good!! ^^;

Austin Otaku says:

Wow, for guessing and snapping shots, these turned out to be very good pictures. Great job!

Erina says:

Wow~~! amazing! Nice pictures! How much cost this wedding?? Zero?????

shibuya246 says:

I dont know what the cost was, but it definitely wouldnt be zero :)

qqq says:

Well, that beats my wedding.

xine says:

Wow, this is pretty cool! Congratulations to the couple.
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing! ^^

whipcracker says:

RT @Shibuya246: Odaiba Gundam Wedding, Japan Photo-Post | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/8tO Simply amazing photographs=Epic Win! Great Job.
Your photographs are the best in my book. You should set up a photography business. :)
On pict.#20 the balloons in the background look like champgne bubbles rising from a glass. What an epic way to consumate your vows to each other. Was this shown on tv also? Even with the crowds, you got some great closeup of the family.
A brillant article, thank you for sharing with the twitter community and in your posts.

shibuya246 says:

Thanks. I found it really difficult to take these photos because there were so many people with cameras battling for positions. I had to hold the camera above my head and guess most of the time. It was worth it though, because the atmosphere was great.

I dont think it was shown on TV. It was more like a family event with thousands in the cast of extended family.

Very well done by T&G Wedding

biscutslipper says:

you are awesome my friend

biscutslipper says:

hahahahahaha
god EPIC thrEAD

 

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