The bride arrives at the restaurant where the ceremony and banquet of a friend’s wedding were held this last weekend. In this short video you can see – once the smoke begins to clear – that they’re quite happy:
There was a nice ceremony before a huge lunch, with toasting and little “embarrass the bride and groom” games going on during the meal. In one game, I dangled a piece of candy from a string and the bride and groom had to try and each bite it without using their hands. In another game (and this was kind of gross, but funny) they fill up the groom’s mouth with as many candies as they can, and then he has to feed them to the bride without using his hands. Teasing the bride and/or groom is an old tradition, though no doubt the details have changed over the years. The whole event was a lot of fun. The ceremony was much like an American ceremony, except that it included the bride and groom serving tea to the parents, and the bride led a little karaoke sing-along.