One day, I went to a wedding ceremony with my American host family in Ashland. The wedding couple was my host family's friends. It was the first time I had worn a suit since I had come here. It was my first experience to go to an American wedding. After the wedding ceremony had finished, I went to the wedding reception. This wedding reception really impressed me. The wedding couple gave the reception in a house which was near a small lake. The reception was simple and all the food was self-service. I was so surprised that it was different from Japanese wedding receptions. It was the first time I ever saw a bride eating a hamburger. After we had finished eating, we had some games and dancing. The wedding couple did not care when their wedding dress and suit got dirty. I felt that this is America. At an American wedding, we can relax and enjoy it. At a Japanese wedding ceremony, we will get tired and bored.