By Celia EVANS


Documentary - Completed 2014

The story of a rapid rise by Japanese luxury wedding planner Yoshitaka Nojiri. The film explores what it takes to be a self made global event planner, ultimately making one of the largest and most successful event companies on the planet.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN, USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Celia EVANS
    • Writer(s)
    • Celia EVANS
    • Producer(s)
    • Celia EVANS (Sea Star Films), Jennifer NIEJADLIK (Jennlik Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • "The Ultimate Wedding Planner" is a documentary about the life of the largest wedding planner in the world. Yoshi Nojiri is an elite international wedding planner who’s unique wedding company in Japan experience a meteoric rise to success. This company made Nojiri the youngest person in Japan to take a company public at 28. As a publicly traded company on the stock exchange, the company continued to grow at rapid speed. They now do 22,000 weddings a year! Yet despite this, the company experienced ups and downs. Yoshi realized that he needed to take his company to Europe and America. He decided to do a big American celebrity wedding. He chose to do the destination wedding of his childhood hero Gene Simmons from the rock band Kiss. The band sold 70 million albums world wide, and are noted as being one of the biggest rock bands in history. But doing a celebrity wedding has its own set of challenges.
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