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Odaiba Gundam Wedding

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

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53 comments

whipcracker August 26, 2009 at 2:37 am

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.

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shibuya246 August 26, 2009 at 2:47 am

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

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xine August 26, 2009 at 2:37 am

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

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qqq August 26, 2009 at 4:20 am

Well, that beats my wedding.

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Erina August 26, 2009 at 5:20 am

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

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shibuya246 August 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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

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Austin Otaku August 26, 2009 at 6:37 am

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

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Tami August 26, 2009 at 8:21 am

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!! ^^;

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Sanjo-chan August 26, 2009 at 8:55 am

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

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Joana August 26, 2009 at 9:16 am

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

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Protocol Snow August 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

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

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shibuya246 August 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I think Gundam is jealous that the balloons are flying away 😉

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Jenny August 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm

That is just awesome!!! Congrates!

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EdwinRSA August 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Amazing , Definitely this is the ultimate wedding

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wah August 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm

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

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freedomwv August 27, 2009 at 12:16 am

Another one of those `only in Japan` moments.

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anon August 27, 2009 at 12:27 am

wow nice pictures, i’m so jealous. haha

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

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shibuya246 August 27, 2009 at 1:06 am

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.

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Gweb August 27, 2009 at 3:06 am

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

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shibuya246 August 27, 2009 at 10:10 am

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

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alafista August 27, 2009 at 8:21 am

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

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shibuya246 August 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

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.

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antho August 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm

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

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Scot August 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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

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shibuya246 August 27, 2009 at 11:40 pm

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

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rulascalaca August 28, 2009 at 8:12 am

jejeje incredible!! i´ll do it for sure…!!! 😀

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The Envoy August 28, 2009 at 11:56 pm

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

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aion kinah August 29, 2009 at 3:44 am

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.

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wiredmechs August 30, 2009 at 11:19 am

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….

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shibuya246 August 30, 2009 at 11:45 am

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

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wiredmechs August 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm

thanks again

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t3h fake August 31, 2009 at 7:13 am

The groom looks like he needs to poop really bad.

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James September 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm

just great.

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montreal florist September 6, 2009 at 11:53 pm

It looks happy wedding. Great!

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DISCO October 9, 2009 at 7:40 am

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Angelxz November 12, 2009 at 4:01 am

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! ^__^

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Gundam Wallpaper December 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

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

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shibuya246 January 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

happy for you to use them. please do 🙂

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paulhar333 July 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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. 🙂

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paulhar333 July 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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

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Subbu January 30, 2019 at 8:36 pm

Such a lovely sight to see. Happy wedding. Best wishes.

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Peter May 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

Wish my wedding happened like this. Can’t marry again though.

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