Off to a wedding and I’m in the standard wedding gear apart from a couple of small changes - Instead of oxfords, I’m wearing derbies (or bluchers) but they’re not blobby and I gave them a nice polish earlier so they’re an acceptable substitute. Instead of a glenplaid tie, I’ve gone with a silver grenadine instead and again, I think this is an effective substitute. The whole get up is subtle, tasteful and doesn’t draw attention away from the wedding couple which is what being a wedding guest is all about.
Yuri is wearing white suit. Meaning of white in Japanese culture: it represents purity and cleanliness in traditional Japanese society, and is seen as a blessed color. Because of the sacred nature of the color, white is the color of weddings and other joyful life events, and appears on the Japanese flag. (Shall I remind you, that women’s wedding dress is white? What’s more, I’ve read somewhere, that in Japan the groom also may wear white suit).
Victor is in black suit: black is a powerful and foreboding color in Japanese culture.
Black has also traditionally been a color of formality, and has increasingly come to represent elegance, with the growing popularity of Western conceptions of black tie events. (Men wear black wedding suits).
FLOWERS: Yuri bouquet reminds me of typical wedding bouquet. (See the photo above in reference). Victor is holding blue rose (I guess). Blue represents purity and cleanliness in traditional Japanese culture, largely because of the vast stretches of blue water that surrounds the Japanese islands. As such, blue also represents calmness and stability. It’s also the color of December (Victor’s birthday is December 25th).
IF IT’S NOT A WEDDING PICTURE THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS.