Youngsun & CJ met through mutual friends & hit it off instantaneously. Their ceremony was held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley. They had traditional vows as well as vows they wrote for each other which were sweet & funny. Thanks Anna & Joel for referring us such a wonderful couple. =)
Youngsun, you looked absolutely beautiful. Work it 🙂
I just adore the way they look at each other. CJ even gave Youngsun a couple winks 😉
I LOVE first glances because you can just see the joy as the couples see each other for the first time <3<3<3
I LOVE this shot Jeff got of Youngsun & her mother walking down the aisle.
The first thing Youngsun & CJ did at the reception was the paebaek ceremony. Paebaek is a traditional Korean wedding ritual where the groom’s family formally accepts the bride into their home. The ceremony was originally intended as a way for the bride to pay her respects to the groom’s family. Parents as well as relatives take turns sitting in front of a table laden with various edibles and tea, to receive their bow from the couple and offer blessings to the couple. The parents will throw dates and chestnuts which the bride and groom will attempt to catch with the bride’s apron. According to legend, the number of dates and chestnuts caught signify how many girls (dates) and boys (chestnuts) they will bear. As public display of his strength the groom carries his new bride on his back around the table.
I love this moment where the couple switched mother’s for a dance.
Best wishes & all the happiness for you two as you start your life as husband and wife <3<3<3