|Bride reading the wedding licence|
At the reception the bride greets her guests, while still wearing her kimono.
However, part-way through the 10-course wedding banquet she leaves to change into her next outfit.
Of course, she doesn't just slip back into the room. She and her husband make a BIG entrance. The reception lights are dimmed, the spotlights focus on the door, and "Ave Maria" swells out of the speaker system. There is a collective gasp when the doors open to reveal her, resplendent in full, European wedding attire with a long train. Her hair style, make-up, jewellery, shoes have also changed to match - including her husband, now in a tuxedo.
She wears this gorgeous outfit for around one hour. The 10-course meal continues and there's a few speeches, including one by Eve. TH sings a song in the bride and groom's honour, which was also sung at Eve and TH's wedding. They return to their seats all damp-eyed and nostalgic.
While the lights are still low, the bride and groom light a candle on each table and then the candelabra near their table.
There isn't a dry eye in the house.