weddings

Father of the bride gets laughs telling everyone his hard rock background, then begins to sing…

Every hard rocker needs at least one tender ballad in their repertoire.

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Japanese adult film star offers full marriage ceremony with fans for 350,000 yen

Authentic ceremony includes consultation, rehearsal, and optional exchange of rings.

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Pay for guests’ transport? The many potential pitfalls in the Japanese wedding planning minefield

Or, how to judge how good a friend you really think someone is.

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Game-loving couple rents out Tokyo arcade for their wedding ceremony, battles it out on Tekken

Surely these are relationship goals for gamers everywhere.

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Super Mario and Princess Peach wedding registration forms make matrimony super in Japan

The first couple of Nintendo grace the legally binding documents.

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Gorgeous cat-themed Japanese gift envelopes: A perfect way to say congratulations to feline fans

Traditional Japanese art form gets an added kitty quotient.

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Just-married Japanese gamers’ quest for love ends with Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest-themed wedding

Creative celebration includes a tip of the hat to one more beloved Japanese RPG franchise too.

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Tokyo wedding chapel to host marriage ceremony so fans can marry their VR anime girl crushes

And yes, the grooms will be required to wear tuxedos at the private ceremonies with their video game brides.

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Japanese couple creates awesome Pokémon-style wedding invitations

Instead of Pikachu, these creative Pokémon fans have chosen each other.

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Make your special day even more memorable with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel at your wedding

For the bride who needs everything Hello Kitty in her life!

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What’s a furisode kimono without sleeves? An incredibly elegant wedding dress【Photos】

Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair.

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Pokémon wedding aims to catch all of our hearts, totally hits the mark 【Photos】

This Pokémon Master couple are also Wedding Masters.

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Cat wedding and engagement rings by Japanese design house feature gorgeous feline details

The unique creations include a cat-faced keyhole design that comes to life on the bride’s wedding day.

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Equal Wedding Japan: Traditional Japanese-style wedding ceremonies tailored for same-sex couples

The new service offers traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies to all nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations.

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Thai family throws extravagant wedding for their three-year-old twins【Video】

Growing up with brothers and sisters can be bad enough sometimes, but what if “playing nice” meant having to tie the knot? If you’re a twin in Thailand, it could happen!

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Extravagant wedding in China bests Kim and Kanye with $31 million pricetag

Celebrities are no strangers to lavish and extremely costly weddings. They’ve been known to spend upwards of millions of dollars on the venue, dress and jewels, and then their wedding photos get plastered all over celebrity and gossip magazines. As the wedding season wound itself down, there was still time for a few October weddings, which included the exceptionally extravagant affair celebrating the nuptials of Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming. They spent around $31 million for their nuptials! Imma let you finish, but that is more than Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West’s wedding in 2014 and that was the best wedding of all time. Of all time!

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Getting married in Japan? You might need to give your fiancé three rings, jeweler says

Japan is pretty fond of Western-style wedding traditions. Far more people choose to have their ceremony in a chapel than a Shinto shrine, with the bride and groom dressed in a wedding dress and tuxedo instead. Other popular foreign introductions are taking a honeymoon and wearing wedding rings.

Of course, it’s also customary for a guy to present his sweetheart with an engagement ring when he proposes. But one Japanese company says there’s room for even more jewelry in the transition from boyfriend and girlfriend, and has introduced the concept of a marriage ring, which is not to be confused with a wedding ring.

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Four moments when Japan’s single men are glad they’re not married

We all know marriage and live-in-partnerships have a lot going for them. From constant companionship to support when you’re stressed with work or family problems, the idea of cohabiting with that special someone is powerful enough to sweep even the most jaded singleton off their feet.

In Japan, where pre-marriage cohabitation is still considered somewhat taboo, married life is a serious commitment with traditional roles that involve self-sacrifice and obligation, not only to one’s partner but to their extended family. So what do the single men of Japan think about marriage versus the bachelor life? A recent survey reveals the moments men are glad they’ve never put a ring on it and the interesting reasons why.

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This wedding hall in Japan will provide an alpaca to witness you exchange your vows

Weddings are a sacred ritual that take place across all cultures and lifestyles. They are typically extravagant, expensive affairs, with many in attendance. They often adhere to strict observance of certain religious and/or traditional rituals, whether it be the reading of certain Christian Bible passages, the breaking of a wine glass at Jewish weddings, or the ubiquitous “kissing of the bride.”

These ceremonies are held for myriad purposes, but primarily, weddings are held to see two individuals come together as a family unit in the eyes of the law and the participants’ chosen religion.

And, in Tochigi Prefecture, also in the eyes of this alpaca.

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