Last Sunday, April 14, my friends threw me a surprise bridal shower. I thought we were just going take pictures for my wedding video. That’s why I went shopping for clothes the day before the party.
Come Sunday, I was scheduled to meet up with two friends at the Shokusai Market nearby. It is an establishment that serves lots of seafood, and it’s a great place for lunch. Anyway, when we got there, the first thing that we did was go to the toilet, change clothes and put on makeup. Since it was 1:00 pm, and we were already hungry, we agreed to eat at the Fish and Chips restaurant on the second floor before the “photo shoot”. And so we went up, and I when I opened the door, I saw 30 people, including my fiance inside the restaurant.
Of course, I was overwhelmed; I felt so many positive emotions, and I did not know what to say. I couldn’t believe it at first because most of them drove approximately one and a half hour to be there. It’s just amazing, how they went out of their way to make me feel special.
So what did we do during the party?
We played four games.
The first one is… PIN THE VEIL ON THE BRIDE
They printed pictures of me, glued them on a cardboard and three people with their eyes closed tried to pin the veil that they are holding on to the picture assigned to them.
Next, we played… THE TOILET PAPER BRIDE GAME
Third, we did… THE DATING GAME
We divided 30 people into four groups, and they were given 20 minutes to plan and dress up one of their teammates. They had to come up with a wedding gown that they want me to wear on my wedding day.
My task was to interview four people without knowing who they really are. So I was facing the audience and they were all seated behind me. I asked the same questions for all them. For example, (a) imagine that you were a car, sell yourself to me, (b) if you were an underwear, what would you be, (c) what would be our couples Halloween costume? All of them tried hard to change their voice, and they were very successful. I even thought some women were boys.
Lastly, there was a PIÑATA. It was a huge red heart, and it was a bit hard to break so I had to ask for my fiance’s help to smash it.
Overall, it was a pretty laid-back and fun party. I had so much fun, and I can’t thank everyone enough for the overflowing love that they showed me.