Long time no see! As many of you may know, I got married in Foix, France on January 28 of this year. It was a small, informal wedding with a few close friends of my husband, Philippe. I wore a colorful dress from Cambodia and green stiletto shoes. Pilippe wore jeans and a nice jacket. It wasn’t a traditional white wedding. We wanted to have a casual wedding so we could relax and enjoy ourselves. (My family didn’t come because it is very far, but I talked to them on the phone that day and sent them a lot of photos, and they were happy for me.)
We were married at 11 a.m. by the Mayor of Foix at the City Hall. I was a little nervous! But it was a really nice ceremony. The Mayor was very friendly and he made jokes during the ceremony to make us laugh. After we were married, we went back to our house and had a party. We ate delicious food, drank wine and champagne, talked, and danced. It was so nice to celebrate with just a few close friends. We had a lot of fun!
We were very lucky because it was sunny and warm on the day of our wedding. In the evening it began to snow, and it snowed for weeks after that! If I had waited one more day to get married, it would have been cold and snowy on my wedding day! So I was really glad to get married on a bright sunny day! Our wedding was perfect! I’m very happy here in France with my husband.
I miss my students in Japan and think of you often! I hope all is well with you.