The day started with a Catholic service. The bride was model perfect, the dress, the hair, the six inch heels. After photos, to include some with ALL their guests we were treated to a reception with all sorts of exotic (to us) foods. As we were leaving the reception area we were ushered into a little room off to the side because the bride wanted her American friends to witness a Korean Wedding Ceremony.
We were told upon asking about the bride's family that this was a special ceremony for just the grooms family as they were the ones who traditionally took in the bride to live with them. As an American I was taken aback because I could not fathom not including my family in any part of a wedding. Nonetheless it was an honor to witness this ceremony steeped in tradition.
These photos were taken with our cell phone, so unfortunately we could not zoom in. And the PAID photographer had the gall to be in my way....*Laugh people*
|Bride and groom in traditional Korean dress.|
|Bride, groom, and groom's parents|
|Bride's Hanbok was so heavy she needed help getting up and sitting down.|
|Shortly after the tea pouring, the groom's parents threw nuts and dates into the "aapron" of the Hanbul to symbolize the number of children the couple would have. The bride's face when she realized she had caught nearly all of them was priceless!|