Thursday, October 7, 2010

Civil Wedding Ceremony (人前式 - Jinzen Shiki)

What's Your Wedding Style?

We wanted our wedding to have a real homey feel, so we chose Civil Wedding Ceremony (人前式 - Jinzen Shiki). It is a nonreligious wedding ceremony which bride and groom read out their own vows in front of those present, implore them to validate the marriage. Believe it or not, this wedding style is not a new style but is a traditional wedding style from Edo era even before the Japanese wedding ceremony become popular in Meiji era!

Our marriage vows are now completed!
We have to practice reading them out nicely without making a mistake :P

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  1. VEry interesting to have a non religious wedding. My husband and I had a Catholic weeding, thought I'm not Catholic it was a very beautiful service!!

    Is the photo of you and your honey, just beautiful!

  2. Hi jo,

    I never knew about civil wedding until we planned for our wedding. It used to be very popular in Japan, but now most people go for churches because it is beautiful ;)

    Yes. The photo is me and my darling at Central Park near the lake.


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