February 2, 2011


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October 27, 2010

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September 29, 2010

Edwards supprise proposal to Nicole

Edward's surprised Nicole by proposing in Central Park! This was organized by Sarah Pease of Brilliant Event Planning! It worked out really well, they were married in less than two months!

Nicole & Edward proposal highlights from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

September 16, 2010

Whitney & Nick's Elegant Wedding NYC

The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church on 12th street, Manhattan. The reception was at The light house on Chelsea Piers. I love the photographer Laura Ryan who I worked with. Her photographs are beautiful.
This is a part of their getting ready sequence. Nina Simon. Black&white. The lead up to the ceremony!

Whitney & Nick getting ready for the ceremony from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Here's the clip from Whitney & Nick's wedding ceremony. The processional was classic and beautiful. It's like every girl's dream...

Whitney & Nick beautiful walking down the aisle from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Make up was done by the very popular Sally Duvall.You can't go wrong with Sally!

September 5, 2010

Mayuri & Kash Hindu Wedding at Guastavino's NYC

Mayuri & Kash's amazing Hindu wedding. Their wedding coordinator Private Receptions put together their day so well. Also Mayuri and Kash had Dave Robbins as their photographer. Great crew to work with!

Here're some clips from the day!

A part of the ceremony

Mayuri & Kash Hindu Wedding at Guastavino's NYC from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Cocktail Hour

Mayuri & Kash from Love in
on Vimeo.

First Dance-Book of Love

Mayuri & Kash's first dance from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Now, this is what the good friends would do!

Mayuri & Kash's good friends from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

September 1, 2010

Pam & Joe at Glen Island Harbour Club

A highlight video of Pam and Joe's romantic winter wedding. They got married on New Year's eve under snow, full moon, and blue moon- can't get any better!

Pam & Joe, New Year's Eve wedding at Glen Island Harbour Club from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Jessica and Pete's upstate wedding

Jessica and Pete, were married in August. At garden in upstate NY. Video's coming soon!

August 16, 2010

Lisa & Jon

July 5, 2010

Jenn & Philip's highlight video, Central Park Boat House

Jenn & Philip had their first dance perfectly choreographed to Michael Jackson's PYT. Very impressive!
The Ceremony was held at All Souls Unitarian Church.
The Receptions was at Central Park Boat House
The photographer was amazing Dave Robbins

Their highlight video to Sigur Rós

Jenn & Philip, Manhattan wedding at Central Park Boat House from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Their choreographed first dance. Pretty Young Thing!

Jenn & Philip's choreographed first dance to PYT from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

June 5, 2010

Laura & Rob, Manhattan Wedding

April 13, 2010

Mryah & Mike's wedding full of animals at Bowery Hotel

Mryah and Mike's loving dog Roxy was their pooch of honor.

Mryah & Mike & Roxy!! from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Roxy walked down the aisle as a pooch of honor-then check out this ring bearer....love it!

Myriah & Mike's RING BEAR, Bowery Hotel from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

March 5, 2010

Anat & Michael, The Harmony Club Manhattan

February 9, 2010

Julia & Brian, Wave Hill, Bronx

julia&Brian Wave Hill, Bronx from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Julia & Brian's Choice:

Venue: Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471-2899
(718) 549-2055

Hotel: The London Hotel

Photographer: Bill Fredericks http://www.bfstudio.com/

Officiant: Kriss Sulka (sister-in-law of groom)

Florist: Elizabeth Ryan

Hair stylist: Tonee

Make up artist: Antwan Jones

Musicians/Band/DJ’s: Nina's Music Box for ceremony and cocktails. DJ Tom Finn(Topspin Entertainment)for reception

Limousine/Transportation: Matrix Transportation Group

Food/Catering: Great Performances

Cake: April Reed Cake Design Julia&Brian are tried out 25 different cakes and chose April Reed! It must be good!

Roopa & Matt 9.5.09 Studio 450

Roopa & Matt at Studio 450, Hindu Style Wedding from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Roopa & Matt's choice:
Venue:Studio 450
Hotel:London Hotel
Wedding coordinator: E.A.P (Exquisite Affair Productions)
Photographer:Dave Robbins
Make up artist: Sally Duvall
Musicians/Band/DJs: Dj Gaza
Limousine/Transportation: Double Diamond Limos
Designer for your wedding dress/shoes/jewelry: Custom designed by Gina DeSilva; Shoes: Kate Spade; Jewelry: Sona Jewelers
Food/Catering: Yen Ngo, Real Food Catering
Cake: Michelle Doll

Roopa is into baking. She made lots of desserts herself! The color coordination of the wedding was beautiful. Everything was color matching! Roopa and Matt had a lot of my favorite vendors, such as their photographerDave Robbins whose work is amazing, always. The make up artist was one of Sally Duvall's assistants. She did a great job! And Dj Gaza's party is always fun.

Janis&Andrew, Garden City, NY

Janis and Andy's wedding ceremony was held at Garden City Community Church. And they had Korean style wedding ceremony and reception at The Garden City Hotel.
Janis has a great fashion taste. Her dress and accessories were so nice.
Dress by Monique Lhuillier
Shoes by Rene Caovilla
Engagement ring by Ritani
Wedding band by Marisa Perry

Untitled from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

February 8, 2010

Shira & Loren, Temple Emanu El & Central Park Boathouse

Shira & Loren's Choice:

(212) 744-1400 EXT. 210

(212) 517-2233 EXT. 212

W Hotel
(212) 755-1200

Wedding coordinator
(347) 782-3274

Wedding Design Coordinator
(917) 837-1682

(917) 972 1764

(212) 744-1400

(212) 924-8443

Hair stylist
(917) 849-9850

Make up artist

(917) 922-6231

(718) 576-1553


(917) 892-5851

Kristen & Tim, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Palm House

Kristen & Tim's Choice:

St.Thomas Aquinas Church, Brooklyn

The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Scott Whittle
(917) 972 1764

Monsignor Thomas Gilleece

Diana Gould Ltd

Hair stylist

Make up artist
David Walker Jr.

Vision Entertainment

Nowstar Transportation Inc.

The Palm House

Stephanie & Zack, Scranton, PA!

Stephanie and Zack have been seeing each other since high school. Most of the bridal party members were their class mates, full of energy- it was such a happy day-non stop laughs, screaming, singing, dancing and drinking! Thank you for inviting me over to your home town! The home of "the office". They did the flower arrangement themselves, had a local blue glass band play-great music, check out http://www.andthemoneynotes.com/.

Stephanie & Zack, Scranton, PA! from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Stephanie & Zack's choice:

Venue: The Country Club of Scranton
(570) 587-8532

Wedding coordinator: Ada Amato @ The Country Club of Scranton (570)

Photographer:Kella MacPhee

Officiant: Father James Rafferty

Florist: Themselves (great job! )

Musicians/Band/DJ's: DJ: Ken Buono from No Macarena DJ and Band. And the Moneynotes from Scranton

Limousine/Transportation:Kelly Trolley Co.

Cake: Creative Cakes & Desserts

Kristyn & Jeremy, The Inn at Lambertville Station, Lambertville NJ

Krityn is a doctor. And Jeremy is a fencing teacher. Check out their unique photo shoot session on the old train rail at The Inn At Lambertville Station also the hot brides maids!

Kristyn & Jeremy from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Ceremony/Reception location:
The Inn At Lambertville Station

Lauren & Mario, The Battery Gardens, NYC

At Lauren and Mario's wedding, I got to work with my favorite vendors- it's always a pleasure to work with Aaron Almendral, the photographer and Dj Colleen Crumbcake from PopShop!

Ceremony and Reception Location:
Battery Gardens
(212) 809-5508 ext.11

Heidi & Joey, Stage 6 at Steiner Studios, Brooklyn

Location: Stage 6 at Steiner Studio.

The photographer Heidi and Joey chose, Laura Ryan is one of my favorite people to work with.

Yingyen & Andrew, Restaurant Daniel!

Yingyan and Andrew's wedding ceremony was held at St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University's campus.. Afterwords, the couple and guests moved to Restaurant Daniel where they had the Chinese tea ceremony and the dinner. Without a doubt, the food was excellent! Their photographer Karen Wise and I had a chance to document the kitchen of Daniel! Karen's work is beautiful. Please check her out!

Jackie & Pat at Roslyn Country Club, NY

Jackie & Pat's choice:

Venue: The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club   

Laura Ryan

Mr. Glenn Palmer


Hair stylist
Mr. Richie OConnor

Make up artist
Mrs. Ellen Manley

Play by Play


Designer for your wedding dress/shoes/jewelry

The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club   

The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club

Freda&Brian Congregation B'nai Tikvah, North Brunswick, NJ

February 6, 2010

Anna & Daniel at The Manor, NJ

Anna&Daniel got married at The Manor

Their son, Jason was so cute! He walked a circle with Anna and Daniel at the ceremony. Their first dance was quite impressive!

Amy&Jesse Fort Tryon park, Washington Heights, NY

January 15, 2010

Working with Mariann Szucs of Blue Daisy Weddings!

I had a great time working with the photographer Mariann Szucs of Blue Daisy Weddings on the new years eve at Glen Island Harbour Club ! The posting about the wedding is coming up soon! ( Congrats Pamela & Joseph! )

Happy New Year!

September 9, 2009

Carolyn & Jason September 8, 2009 at Battery Gardens

Carolyn & Jason's Choice:

Venue: Battery Gardens
Officant: Dr. Estomih Mtui
Florist: Flora Designs
Photographer: Laura Ryan

September 3, 2009

Love in Progress is now on Little Black Book


Hard working women from Style Me Pretty found me and invited me to become a part of their team! They are very picky about who to put on their vendor list. I am pleased to be part of it!

Ask the Experts: Dave Robbins, the photographer

Dave and I worked for the first time at Sheila&Nathan's wedding in the summer of 2008. Thanks to Dave, I met several wonderful couples through him. It was nice working with him on Sheila & Jason's wedding on August 23rd at Carlyle on the Green ( I'm not ready for posting their wedding yet.) I am about to work with him again this weekend at Studio 450 in Manhattan. Looking forward to it.
He was featured on New York Magazine. Check out the article online:

June 28, 2009

Lauren & Michael 6/28/09 at De Seversky Center

Here's a clip from Lauren's prep time. Funny.

Lauren&Michael from motoko fukuyama on Vimeo.

Lauren & Michael's choice:
Venue: De Seversky Center
Hotel: Garden City Hotel
Wedding coordinator: expressions4u
Photographer: Nadine Anderson
Officiant: Rabbi Alan Stein
Florist: Flower Michele
Hair stylist: Who Does Your Hair
Make up artist: Addie
Musicians/Band/DJs: New Bards Music, and High Voltage Sounds
Limousine/Transportation: Sir Oliver
Designer for your wedding dress/shoes/jewelry: Priscilla of Boston
Food/Catering: De Seversky
Cake: Leonettis

videographer:love in progress

June 14, 2009

Stephanie&Michael, Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, Riverhead, NY

Stephanie and Michael got married at Atlantis Marine World, River Head, NY! What a unique venue! Kids had a lot of fun.

They had an amazing DJ for their party! Please check out Colleen Crumbcake of PopShop!

June 13, 2009

Kelly&Marius June 13th 2009, Tribeca Rooftop

Natasha & Alfred June 13, 2009 at Lessings

Natasha & Alfred's wedding practiced the Russian tradition of "Buying the Bride". Where the groom, assuring a good life after marriage, offers money to the brides family... Some really made out well!

Natasha & Alfred's choice:
Venue: Lessings
Photographer: Lauren Slusher Photography
Officiant: Father Joseph deVincenzo
Florist: Colonial Florists
Make up artist: Karen Cecilia
Limousine: MV Limo
Cake: Black Forest Bakery

May 16, 2009

Ting & Ken 5-16-09 at Liberty House, Jersey City, NJ

Ting & Ken's choice:
Venue: Liberty House

Florist: Flowerful Events

March 28, 2009

Liz & Luis March 28, 2009 at The Foundry

How cool! Liz and Luis took tango lessons together and this clip from their reception shows off their sultry first dance.

Liz & Luis from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Note: Liz and her mother added their own flourish to her gown by sewing on feathers and bird-caged lacing. They also designed the flower bouquet and the table decor was designed by Luis' sister.

Liz & Luis' choice:
Venue: The Foundry

Hotel: The Ravel Hotel
Wedding coordinator: Marylynn Rodriguez, e-mail: BlissbyMare@gmail.com
Photographer: Liz from Kate & Georgina Photography
Officiant: Pastor Marie April Gismondi
Hair stylist: Stacy Pitt at Styles on B
Designer: The gown is Demetrios and the shoes are Christian Louboutin.
Food/Catering: Yen Ngo (from Real Food Catering)
Cake: Deborah Lauren (from City Sweets & Confections)

March 8, 2009

Emilia & Eugene March 8, 2009 at Stage 6, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Emilia & Eugene from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Emilia & Eugene's choice:
Venue: Stage 6, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Wedding coordinator’s: John Ianniello, event service manager at stage 6
Florist: Flowers, Sticks and Stones
Musicians/Band/DJ’s: Alexis Band & Alexei Cheburin
Photographer’s: Patricia Kantzos

February 27, 2009


I am not much of a blogger, I don't have myspace (that's so 2006, according to my friends), facebook page such and such. But I'd like to put more effort into this love in progress blog to show off how hot my clients are!--and how I liked other vendors I worked with!

Thank you Monica for being on my Brooklyn Bride graphic--your movie will be ready soon!

my business card design changed,too...


and new!

February 21, 2009

Marni & Mike 2/21/2009 Temple Emanu-El, New Jersey

Highlights of Marni & Mike's beautiful and eventful wedding.

Marni & Mike from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

I just received very encouraging feedback from Marni and Mike. It made my day!

"Dear Motoko,
We cannot believe how amazing our wedding video is! We absolutely LOVED it! Thank you so much for making what is now one of our most prized possessions. You really captured the day in such a unique, classy, cool and touching way. We loved reliving the day through your lens and it really helped us reconnect to such a special time for us, and we are so happy we will have the opportunity to keep going back to it through the years. WOW! We are absolutely thrilled with it and can't thank you enough for your effort and amazing talent.

If you ever need a reference please don't hesitate to contact us. Not only were you under the radar the day of, but you were very professional and easy to work with, and have produced such a special film for us to cherish always.


Marni and Mike"

I just worked with both Stacy and Laura on Alaleh & Patrick's wedding on Jan 31st. Very talented people.

February 7, 2009

Brooklyn Bride Recognition

A big Thank You to Brooklyn Bride for including me in her prestigious vendor list. Her blog is a great source for brides and grooms to get to know "all that is modern in the world of weddings", you can check it out Here.
You can also find her list of vendors Here.

January 31, 2009

Alaleh & Patrick, Januarary 31, 2009

Alaleh & Patrick from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Alaleh & Patrick-Bow Tie, Januarary 31, 2009 from motoko fukuyama on Vimeo.

Vendor List:
Venue: Metropolitan Hotel,Stage 6 at Steiner Studios
Photographer: Belathee Photography
Coordinator: Eric Hoffman Abigail Kirsch, Christine Viola, EAP Inc.
Hair: Stacy Pitt from Styles On B

New York Magazine wrote about Styles On B: Hairstylist Stacy Pitt started her career assisting in Beverly Hills before heading home to the East Coast and setting up shop in her charming East Village apartment in 2004. Early customers received highlights, extensions, and cuts in Pitt’s eat-in kitchen, facing a mirror that reflected the tattooed stylist and a sink area cluttered with curling irons and shampoo. Her clientele steadily expanded through word- of-mouth recommendations, and in 2009 she opened this small salon around the corner. The spot’s intimate atmosphere mimics her original laid-back, just-doin’-a-friend’s-hair-in-my-kitchen vibe. She utilizes a dry-cutting technique—which she claims allows her to work with the natural texture of hair, especially for curly types—and specializes in vintage-inspired looks like Veronica Lake waves and pinup-girl styles. Just don’t expect any walk-in availability: With plenty of regulars competing for appointments, the one-woman show now mostly welcomes new customers solely for one-time events and weddings. — Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Alaleh & Patrick's choice:
Makeup: Laura Nadeau

I worked with Lo and Co. a few months ago while shooting Tal and Alex's wedding. She's really great.
Musicians/DJ: AA Entrmnt
Florist: Atlas Floral Decorators

January 17, 2009

Amy & Josh Janurary 17th 2009 at Tribeca Rooftop

Untitled from Moko Fukuyama on Vimeo.

Amy & Josh's choice:
Venue: Ritz Carlton, Tribeca Rooftop

Aisha & Joe, 1/17/2009, The Metropolitan, Long Island

There were some serious dancers at Aisha and Joe's wedding. There was snow outside, but it was hot and steamy inside of The Metropolitan!

Aisha & Joe from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Aisha & Joe's choice:
Venue: The Metropolitan
Coordinator: Christine Viola from EAP Inc.

January 3, 2009

Irene & Marty January 3, 2009

Irene & Marty from Love in Progress on Vimeo.

Irene's brilliant choice on her photographer, Karen Wise took all those beautiful photographs below at the wedding. Her photos for this wedding were featured on Style Me Pretty. Check it out!