Saturday, December 20, 2008
Ayaka and Yasuaki
Yesterday we went to Megumi's daughter's wedding. It was soooooo beautiful and classy! The wedding was a traditional Shinto ceremony in the hotel's very own shrine. Ayaka was beautiful in her white kimono, though it was a little difficult to see her face. :) She also wore three other oufits throughout the evening!
Despite being terribly busy, Megumi and Shigeki were so kind, and took the time to stop and chat with us. Megumi had a great time showing off her "granddaughter Hannah chan."
The reception blew us away. Not only did we enjoy a delicious 8-course meal (yes, those are gold flakes sprinkled on the sashimi), but Megumi sat Hans, Hannah and me right at her own table with Shigeki, their son Takahito, and their nephews. We were honored to be considered a part of her family. Even Hannah had her own little seat, name card and all.
I sang three songs during Ayaka and Tasuaki's candle service. I think it went fairly well, though we had to cut the last song short for timing purposes. I have a video, but....well, you know how I feel about that. :)