Category Archives: Wedding
After wandering around Harajuku, I walked over to Meiji Shrine. Meiji Shrine is one of the most important shrines in Japan. It’s nestled in a very green park in the Harajuku neighbourhood, which I really enjoyed – a calming oasis in such a busy (but fantastically orderly) city.
The torii were huge!
So many sake barrels.
I stumbled across a wedding! The bride was stunning.
Kyle and I are in the application process for a fiance visa. It’s a long process. Too long. But on Wednesday it finally arrived. The second piece of paperwork – only 8 months after we submitted the first! That means exciting months ahead of filling out forms, having medical tests done, and a trip to Tokyo to visit the embassy. Yay!
The intention is that, if things happen in the timeframe we hope, I’ll have a short holiday in New Zealand in August, before heading off to the USA. I seem to be about equal parts excitement and nerves, which I think is normal.
Anyway, on Wednesday, 3 friends and went out to celebrate!
Blue cheese burger = best ever!
We went to the free footbath they have in Kobe. It’s just randomly in the middle of a street.
There was a man in the spa who was trained in relflexology. He gave us all free foot massages.
Baskin Robbins. 😀
This taiko game is really fun. Even if I am the worst of my friends 😉
Overall, it was a really fun night, and a good way to get excited about my future!
Today I bought a wedding gown (well, techinically my fiance’s mother did because they wouldn’t accept my international credit card. Sigh). Because Japanese wedding gowns tend to be very, very froufrou and expensive, and I couldn’t go to Ohio, I couldn’t actually try any on (or any that I might be interested in buying, not that hello kitty themed purple princess ballgowns aren’t lovely). This meant I had to make an educated guess as to what would look good on me. One of the dresses I had saved to my favourites is about to be discontinued by David’s Bridal, and is $200 as a result. That’s a deal I really can’t pass up. Kyle’s Mom went and had a look and said the construction was really good, so I have ordered one, sight unseen, based on their measurement charts. I figure if it doesn’t fit, I can sell it and make a fair amount back.
Here’s hoping. I’ll honestly still go in and try on a few because I want to make sure, but I think I have my dress!
And I’m not putting it on here because I make Kyle read my blog XD