The reception at Kyoya Restaurant was very non-standard. Because it was held in a tatami room, we all had to remove our shoes before entering and sit on the floor. Unlike most Japanese style restaurants, this one had "leg-wells" where your legs could rest UNDER the floor. I'd never been in a room like that before. It certainly made the seating more comfortable for everyone, but it was sure hard to sit and stand in our dresses! :P
Because Susan's wedding was really small, there was no program, per se, but she did have a slide show and they did the cutting of the cake. :) The reception ended fairly early (at about 9:30pm or so) but Mark & I didn't get home until much later and ended up staying up to talk until about 3am this morning. I think even though we were both exhausted from the long day, we couldn't sleep because of all the residual excitement. :) I'm just so happy that I could've been a part of Susan's special day. :)
Here are a few photos that I took yesterday of the wedding:
Susan all made up in her traditional Japanese Kimono & make up.
A couple of photos I took of the happy couple after the ceremony. My favorite photo is the second one... :)
Susan and I at the reception...my hair had fallen at this point and I looked horribly exhausted - but Susan looked gorgeous!!