Japan 2009! 24th December – WEDDING DAY! (Day 5)

Posted in Japan on 25 December, 2009 (09:36)

Japan 2009! 24th December - WEDDING DAY!
Just a few shots from my wedding on the 24th December – an incredible day!

Opted against NHK being present, our photographers did an amazing job i’m sure you’ll agree, i’ll be sharing more in the future!

The family all dressed up

The family all dressed up

Following the Priest and Miko(shrine maiden) into the main shrine

Following the Priest and Miko(shrine maiden) into the main shrine

Exchanging of rings

Exchanging of rings

Husband and Wife outside Kamigamo!

Husband and Wife outside Kamigamo!

It was an absolutely incredible day, followed by a delicious(and very large!) meal at a traditional restaurant back at the hotel.Even a day later I can barely move!

Unexpectedly we recieved a number of gifts from the shrine, each with special meanings and uses for our life ahead. They’ve travelled back safely with Emma’s parents but when we’re back in the UK I plan to write about these and include some photos.

Many thanks to Kamigamo Shrine for a beautiful ceremony and the Hotel Graniva for helping make this day happen!

Thanks for reading! Here are some of my other posts you might like

Japan 2008- Day 3 - Osaka Day Trip
Japan 2008 - Day 4 - Arashiyama
Tuesday Timewaster - Youda Sushi Chef
Oyasumi Kyoto - Redux
Daruma Kushikatsu, Dotonbori
Tuesday Time-lapse: Namba


10 Responses to Japan 2009! 24th December – WEDDING DAY! (Day 5)

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  1. Muza-chan on 29 December, 2009 at (20:57)

    Beautiful! Congratulations!
    Love, Luck And Happiness!

  2. James on 30 December, 2009 at (01:24)

    Thanks Muza-Chan! it was an amazing day and i’ll be putting more up in the near future, especially the shrine gifts as they’re all so beautiful

  3. Kaeru on 30 December, 2009 at (01:34)

    Beautiful wedding! I had a shinto one myself! I’m sure NHK is firing the person who allowed you not to let them cover it!

  4. James on 30 December, 2009 at (15:33)

    Aw don’t say that i’ll feel bad! We were really flattered they asked and we didn’t say no for sure, we just requested to keep the ceremony private so agreeing the hotel respectfully told them no on our behalf. Thanks for the compliment it was a great day, I could’ve done with shedding some more pounds though.

    Loving the look of the Lotus-root Stir-fry on your site I will have to give it a go. Ate them during our wedding meal, and the other day at a Yakitori stand and had no idea what they were so thanks for enlightening me!

  5. Jamaipanese on 30 December, 2009 at (18:14)

    dude your wedding looks like it was awesome. I so love you clothes!

  6. James on 31 December, 2009 at (00:49)

    Thanks Kirk! the clothes were amazing, so many layers made us nice and cosy on what turned out to be a mildly chilly day. The main jacket of my kimono had this awesome landscape drawing on the inner lining, it wasn’t visible when I was wearing it but I felt good knowing it was there 🙂

  7. reesan on 1 January, 2010 at (23:44)

    wow. very cool! great piccies. congrats!

  8. James on 3 January, 2010 at (16:04)

    Thanks Reesan, got lots more i’ll be sharing in the near future! 🙂

  9. Kristy on 23 January, 2010 at (16:00)

    (saw this on JS) =D
    Congratulations on your wedding !!

    It is really beautiful and blissful !!
    nice photos!
    Can’t wait to read about what the special gifts symbolises.

    All the best for your married life!! =)

  10. James on 23 January, 2010 at (21:44)

    Thankyou so much! saying it was the best day of my life would be an understatement! I’m hoping to get the gifts post up in the next couple of days so watch this space 🙂

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