Hakone Gardens is a lovely venue; the property includes a bamboo forest, Tea house, and bridge. Due to the surroundings, I added a last minute tweak to the ceremony by also greeting the guests with "konnichiwa" (good afternoon in Japanese) and I was happy to hear the Groom's grandmother and uncle respond back the same!
The couple looked so happy and beautiful (yes, the Groom too); the guys were in gray tuxes and the lively bridesmaids were in purple dresses.
I officiated the ceremony next to the koi pond in the late afternoon on a sunny day. I even stayed for the dinner, thanks to the generosity of my bride & groom. Domo arigato.