Friday, October 8, 2010

Under the Cherry Tree...

Almost 8 years ago
one of my besties decided she was going to Japan
to teach English

for 1 year....

she fell in love
first with the country

then with a man

they met under a cherry tree
during sakura

some of these shots are hers
taken in Hanami

they came home in August
and are being married tomorrow

I am so happy and excited for her

she is the last one
of our little group of single girls
to "get hitched"

this one was taken this year
at the festival

before they left to come back to Canada
his family and their friends
had a wedding celebration for them over there

so tomorrow will be for those of us here
with the church ceremony and 
beautiful reception

so I trust I will have a few beverages
and I plan never to leave the dance floor!

Congratulations Andrea & Shigeki
I wish you lots of Love, Luck & Laughter
for now and always.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week-end!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, how romantic! Best wishes for a happy life to the newlyweds!
And such a visual delight!

Farmgirl Paints said...

That is so sweet. Have fun with your friends on their special day. Those cherry trees were beyond gorgeous. Talk about eye candy. Happy weekend friend.

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

how romantic! it sounds wonderful - I hope you have a fabulous time my friend!
happy weekend!

this free bird said...

oh lori!! i am bawling my eyes out. i love this story - and yet feel sad that your friend has been gone for so many years. but she's baaaa-aaack and with soon-to-be-hubby in tow. woop it bigtime girl!!

and happy thanksgiving! perfect timing, i say :)


Cathi said...

What a beautiful love story!! Much love sent to your friends on their wedding tomorrow...Enjoy the day, Lori!! Definitely stay on that dance floor and have a few beverages - that is EXACTLY what I would be doing too!! xxoo :)