Saturday, January 13, 2007

A traditional Japanese wedding



One of our staff got married over the Christmas holidays. She had a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony where she wore a white kimono.

Here's a picture of her and her mother.



The bride changed outfits several times, and each change included a change of flowers as well! This wedding had to have cost a fortune! Here she is in her western-style wedding dress.



And then there was the mile-high cake, although you can't see the fourth layer in this shot!



And this gorgeous red gown!



An amazing wedding!

6 comments:

Gaijin Girl said...

that looks just gorgeous! wow, how many times did the bride change?

RICH said...

thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. I like your blog. gives me a good idea of what life is like in ole tokyo

EuroTrippen said...

Red is for luck, right? The whole thing looks beautiful!

Absolutely Tokyo! said...

Hi GG! I think the bride changed at least 4 times. She said she was so busy changing and having her hair restyled each time that she never had a chance to eat anything at the dinner!

Hey Rich! Yes, life is very, very interesting here. It's unlike any place I've ever been before. Most of the time I enjoy it.

ET! Yes, I think red is for luck, and the Japanese look absolutely gorgeous in red. I wish they'd wear it more often instead of all the beige, tan, grays and other washed-out colors that are so popular in Tokyo. Beige is definitely not good with Asian skin, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Changing 4 times is common and also like a Chinese wedding. I saw a video of a Japanese wedding and it looks really wonderful
http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/traditional-japanese-wedding-in-a-shinto-shrine/

Anonymous said...

oh my god, the bride is beautiful and she changed like about 4-5 times right? When I get married I am going to have a tradtional japanese wedding because I will move to Japan and meet a guy and blah blah but yeah