Designer urges localized weddings

Oct 17, 2013

Designer urges localized weddings

by Megumi Kudo

In an era of declining marriages and smaller weddings, a leading bridal fashion designer is helping to revive the custom of holding hometown nuptials that feature local food and traditional crafts. “A bride used to prepare for a wedding at the home where she ...

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Oct 15, 2013

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Chosen for their special connection to the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, a lucky couple exchanged vows on board a specially reserved train Monday as part of East Japan Railway Co.’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the introduction of its series of lime green ...

Apps helping couples organize their big day

Oct 15, 2013

Apps helping couples organize their big day

by Shinichi Tokuda

Marriage is a major event in one’s life but preparing for it can be bothersome. To help couples make their preparations easier, many wedding service companies in Japan are now offering computer software and smartphone applications to make organizing the big day easier. The ...

Lesbian couple get Disney 'wedding'

Mar 7, 2013

Lesbian couple get Disney 'wedding'

Two Japanese lesbians have become the first same-sex couple to tie the knot at Tokyo Disney Resort, both decked out in fairy-tale white dresses despite an initial ruling that one had to wear men’s clothes. “My love Hiroko and I wore wedding dresses and ...