The Ultimate Wedding Planner, a New Documentary About the World's Most Famous Wedding Planner Yoshi Nojiri

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Sea Star Films announces new documentary, The Ultimate Wedding Planner. The creators of Planet Fashion TV profile maverick global event planning icon, Yoshi Nojiri, with a spotlight on Gene Simmons' and Shannon Tweed's recent vow renewal ceremony.

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Enter the mind of a man who creates indelible wonderlands: Yoshi Nojiri isn't merely someone who has made the business of weddings an art; he's a true iconoclast—a self-made, anti-corporate visionary who looked beyond conventions and defied stifling traditions in his native Japan to build a company that has now become an international leader in its field.

But that's just part of the story. The Ultimate Wedding Planner, a new documentary from Sea Star Films directed by Celia Evans, delves into the ebbs and flows of a rather unusual success story. At a young age, Nojiri was always the life of the party and had an unmistakable knack for envisioning unforgettable and fully immersive events. After founding One Heart Weddings, Nojiri revolutionized the concept of the marriage ceremony in Japan (which was, back then, a very tame and subdued affair). His meteoric rise in demand from wealthy clients enabled him to soon take the company public—the youngest person to ever do so in Japan.

Never one to conform, Nojiri (and his rock star, hard-partying ways) landed him in the Japanese tabloids, to the dismay of his company's stodgy board. Following some soul-searching, he realized he needed to go international and transition into the West. The Ultimate Wedding Planner transports you on a globetrotting journey—from Tokyo and Okinawa to Maui and L.A.—that reveals every aspect of Nojiri's passionate, hands-on, detail-oriented approach to showcase how and why he has become the biggest wedding planner in the world, now producing an average 22,000 weddings a year as well as lavish events for such luxury clients as Armani, Audi, Cartier, Dior, Ferrari, and Moët. Also, as one of the documentary's several highlights, the filmmakers got exclusive access to KISS rocker Gene Simmons' and Shannon Tweed's sumptuous vow renewal ceremony in Maui, which was designed by Nojiri.

The Ultimate Wedding Planner is scheduled to be released in May and will run through the film festival circuit. It's co-produced by Hong Kong-based Caroline Roberts, who has been working with Sea Star to develop Asian content for Europe and America. Please visit for more info.


About Sea Star Films
Based in Miami Beach, FL, Sea Star Films is a full-service production company and the creator of Planet Fashion TV. The company shoots in the U.S. and internationally, establishing itself in just over a decade as a culturally diverse and multilingual corporation that handles all media from conception to completion.

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