They met nine years ago while attending Virginia Tech, this past Sunday they got married at Salamander Resort! As many of you know, I love the legacy and traditions, the stories and paths that lead us to where we are today. Honoring ones’ culture and heritage! Moonyound and Tim truly incorporated her Korean heritage into their wedding day. Starting with an American ceremony where Tim recited a poem in Korean while Moonyoung translated it into English, after the first ‘I Do’s’ guests were invited to enjoy a cocktail hour while preparations for the second ceremony was taking place. Guests then witnessed a traditional Korean ceremony which was so unique, from the colorful attire to the tea with their parents. From their Korean ceremony they all enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the culinary garden with friends and family!
The sweetest and cutest smiley dog ever!
I did a little research on the Korean wedding traditions and learned so much! Did you know – A Korean wedding celebrates two families becoming one, Dates and Chesnuts being tossed into the couples apron determine their future children. Korean grooms are to show their strength to the bride’s family he does this by carrying the bride on his back around the ceremony, then carries his mother and then her mother. Tim did an amazing job at this! As for the dates and chestnuts – well – according to this tradition, Tim and Moonyoung will have 18 children, 10 boys, and 8 girls! For the reception, they changed into a third outfit which was the same hanbok that her parents wore at their wedding!
I loved the colors of these hanbok – can you imagine, these are the exact ones her parents wore at their wedding!
Moonyoung and Tim – Thank you for sharing your day with me! Your friends and family were wonderful. So I enjoyed the culture and traditions, and of course Rocco! Wishing you love and happiness always!