Day 359; Surfrider Weddings

I’m not sure why, but there are a lot of Japanese couples getting married in Hawaii all the time; I was wandering around the Moana Surfrider today to shoot some photos, and saw at least 5 different brides. I remember a taxi driver telling us once that the Japanese have weddings here in order to avoid having a wedding at home in Japan that would require inviting a huge number of guests. I’m not sure if that was just a story he was telling us, or a truth.

So many young couples, starting their lives together. The years will fly by before they know it.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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8 Responses to Day 359; Surfrider Weddings

  1. melouisef says:

    Makes me think about that newish movie Hotsprings…


  2. Made me smile, remembering how Australia (well, Sydney anyway) was flavour of the month back in the 80s and 90s when there would be dozens of Japanese wedding parties at every photogenic location in the city of a Saturday afternoon! It may be true about the money, but I think it’s more a proclamation of independence and ‘modernity’ than anything else! I never once saw any of those young women, or their grooms for that matter, in anything other than the most romantic of western brides wear 🙂


    • Angeline M says:

      Yes, I am struck by all of the couples in Western wedding wear. Amazing that there is not one sign, in the dress, of the culture from which the couple come from. A definite sign of….what? independence? Or is it defiance of some kind. Extremely interesting.


  3. Madhu says:

    Beautiful brides! And I can relate to the wistful note 🙂


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