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One More Picture

Someone told me it was silly to post wedding photos without the bride and groom in them. Unfortunately we haven’t gotten any until now. It’s a snap shot taken with a cell phone by one of our guests. You can see me feeding Hero Material some of our delish cake.

FYI — the dress in the picture is not the wedding dress I wore to the actual ceremony. I had to change because the wedding dress had a huge train, and there was no way I could do anything without two people hovering around me to take care of the danged thing. (It was heavy too.)

More stories to come…! (When I’m more lucid.)

bride and groom

ETA: Kumi Lipman from Cleo did my hair and makeup. I can’t even begin to describe how much I adore her.

24 comments to “One More Picture”

  1. Nadia Lee
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:33 am · Link

    Edie – Thanks! Yes, I had two dresses. Many brides here get about 4 or so, but I didn’t want to spend that much money on renting dresses. (They’re hideously expensive!)

    Lissa – Thank you!

  2. Nadia Lee
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    Edie – I know! I couldn’t believe the dress rental clerk asked me how many I wanted. They also had ceremonial kimonos available too.

    Debb – LOL. Yes, he is real.

    DD – Thank you! The white/blue one was fairly manageable, although I couldn’t sit without some help. The wedding dress was impossible.

    I didn’t go to the bathroom for about five hours that day. I was totally dehydrated after the reception, and Kumi (my stylist & friend) had her hubby bring me some water after I was out of the dress.

  3. Edie
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:27 am · Link

    How awesome do you look!

    Two wedding dresses??

  4. Lissa Matthews
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:30 am · Link

    :mrgreen: Beautiful. That’s the only word I know for it…absolutely beautiful.

  5. Edie
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:36 am · Link

    Wow to the four!

    Forgot to add HM looks very dashing as well! ;)

  6. Debora
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:38 am · Link

    Two dresses… how fun is that? I could have used that plan as my dress was a bit on the awkward side (especially when I needed to use the restroom – try getting three women in a stall to hold up my dress…LOL)

    And you look beautiful btw! So happy for you. :)

  7. Debb
    · January 8th, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link


    Awesome, so he dooooooeees exist!

  8. Jennifer Shirk
    · January 8th, 2010 at 10:51 am · Link

    Oh, my gosh!! You look stunning! I love the little bit of blue on the dress!! :mrgreen:

  9. Charlotte McClain
    · January 8th, 2010 at 11:45 am · Link


  10. Chelle Sandell
    · January 8th, 2010 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Beautiful!! So glad we get to see pics of Hero Material! I wish you all the best. :)

  11. Leah Braemel
    · January 8th, 2010 at 12:53 pm · Link

    I’m with everyone else — absolutely gorgeous! Stunning. Breathtaking. There are not enough adjectives … Thanks for sharing the photos with us, Nadia! And congratulations again!

  12. Silke
    · January 8th, 2010 at 12:55 pm · Link

    I hope both of you are very happy! :)
    (And the hamsters too!)

  13. Jeannie Lin
    · January 8th, 2010 at 1:51 pm · Link

    I was going to say, do we get to see Hero Material? For a picture from a cell phone cam, that’s absolutely stunning. You really do look like Cinderella in her ballgown.

  14. Tera Kleinfelter
    · January 8th, 2010 at 3:35 pm · Link

    OMG, the dress in that picture is GORGEOUS! So in Japan, you don’t buy your dress, you rent them? Hmmmm. I like the fact that my dress is mine, but on the other hand, it was $1500 for something I wore ONCE.

  15. Nadia Lee
    · January 8th, 2010 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Jennifer – Thank you! Uehara had some fabulous dresses.

    Charlotte – Thank you!

    Chelle – Thank you! Everyone seems interested in Hero Material (and his existence).

    Leah – Thank you. *hugs*

    Hi Silke – Thanks for stopping by! We’re very happy. Hamsters are doing very well too. Our sick hamster recovered on his own.

    Jeannie – LOL. Thank you. The photographer was excellent, and most Japanese cell phone cams are very good.

    Tera – Thank you! We don’t uually buy wedding dresses in Japan because they’re way too expensive, and we have no place to store them. I think I paid like $1,500 per dress (rental), but they all came with their own matching accessories (you can choose though) including clip-on earrings, necklace, gloves, tiara / flowers and shoes. You just need to bring your own bustier, stockings, etc. They also allow you to do multiple fittings, etc. to ensure that you’re happy with your selection, so I was pleased with my experience. (Also they keep their dresses very very clean. I’ve never seen anything dirty in this country! You can use Narita’s JAL & ANA check-in counters as ORs because they’re just that clean.)

    Natasha – Thank you!

  16. Natasha Moore
    · January 8th, 2010 at 6:52 pm · Link

    What a gorgeous dress! Thanks for sharing the pic of you and HM.

  17. Cynthia Justlin
    · January 8th, 2010 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your marriage, Nadia! The pictures you’ve shared are stunning. I absolutely love your dress in this pic. Beautiful! I’m so glad to hear everything turned out okay after all the pre-wedding mishaps. :)

  18. cat
    · January 9th, 2010 at 9:25 am · Link


    I wish you all the best together and in your future life together.

    and by the way keep up the good work, we do all appreciate it even if we don’t say so too much.

    Best wishes


  19. Dionne
    · January 9th, 2010 at 12:43 pm · Link

    I do love the after wedding dress very beautiful :) and background is just lovely :)

  20. Katie Reus
    · January 9th, 2010 at 2:43 pm · Link

    Omg! You were a gorgeous bride! Love love love that dress :) Congrats on getting married!

  21. SarahT
    · January 10th, 2010 at 10:03 am · Link

    Nadia! You look beautiful! Many congratulations to you and your new husband.

  22. Nadia Lee
    · January 12th, 2010 at 10:57 am · Link

    Cynthia, Cat, Katie and Sarah — Thank you! :)

    Dionne — Thank you! Rihga Top is a fabulous place for food & everything else!

  23. Nadia Lee
    · January 14th, 2010 at 1:11 am · Link

    Thank you, Mar!

  24. Mar
    · January 13th, 2010 at 10:33 pm · Link

    That dress is stunning. And the ceremony location, wow!

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