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Myke and Elina's Multicultural, Musical Wedding

Myke and Elina on their wedding day
Myke and Elina on their Wedding Day! Photo by Jonathan Sachs

Myke and Elina are truly an incredible match. Not only do they both have family roots in both Japan and the United States, but they both are scholars in Medieval Italian music. I was lucky enough to have Myke as my music professor while I was a student at MIT, and I was so honored to film his wedding to Elina!

The ceremony took place at the MIT chapel on a Saturday afternoon in late September 2018. The music of the ceremony was played on cello and (I bet you haven't heard of this one) a hammered clavisimbalum, which is an ancestor of the harpsichord. It was reconstructed based on some Medieval texts, and brought over from Europe for the wedding.

One of the most fun parts of the day was the trip between the ceremony location, the MIT chapel, and the reception location, the Harvard Faculty Club. Myke and Elina wanted to do the travel via the T, since it was more fun! Passersby kept wishing the happy couple well as they went by.

Wedding Group at Kendall T Station
Behind the Scenes! That's me filming the group at Kendall T Station - Photo by Jonathan Sachs

Once the group made it into Harvard Yard, there was also a surprise concert by the Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard!

Myke, Elina, and guests enjoying the music of the Bach Society Orchestra
Myke, Elina, and guests enjoying the music of the Bach Society Orchestra - Photo by Jonathan Sachs

The guests hailed from all over the world as well. The total number of miles traveled by the guests to attend the wedding was over 300,000.

While I have filmed numerous theater events, this was my first time filming a wedding. Here's the video!

Many thanks to Myke and Elina for letting me be a part of telling your beautiful story! Congratulations again!

Ceremony Location - MIT Chapel

Reception Location - Harvard Faculty Club

Photographer - Jonathan Sachs

DJ - DJ Raffi



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