WEDDING

Incorporating Culture in Our Wedding

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Happy Friday guys!


Today I'm sharing my absolute FAVORITE portraits of our wedding day. If you didn't know already know, I am Korean-American and it was absolutely important to me that my heritage shine through on our wedding day. 

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During the planning phases, I explored different avenues for incorporating my culture in our wedding. First, I considered a traditional Korean wedding ceremony.

Then, I considered incorporating a Korean dish during dinner or maybe even a dessert.

I thought about decorating the tables with chestnuts. Traditionally, a Korean bride would present dates and chestnuts to the groom's parents to symbolize children.

Lastly, I knew that I wanted to show our wedding guests the beauty of Korean traditional clothes, we just had to find a good way to do it. 

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My mom and I scavenged and searched for a rental company that would rent Korean traditional clothes as buying a new set of Hanboks would be too costly. After searching for several weeks and finding options that seemed only mediocre, a thought popped in my head.

I knew that my mother had a beautiful Hanbok that she wore on her wedding day, what if I wore that?! My father still had his Hanbok from their wedding day intact as well and it was almost as if it was meant to be! I had already planned on wearing my mother in law's white wedding dress, how poetic it was that I would also be wearing my own mother's wedding day Hanbok! 

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We stopped the search for rentals and Joe and I immediately made a trip to go visit my parents and try on the Hanboks to make sure they fit and they did!!! We wore these during our reception and were able to proudly display the Korean traditional clothes to all of our wedding guests. It was absolutely perfect!

We snuck out during the reception during the time the sun would set and took some time to really soak in the fact that we were married. Just the two of us and our wedding photographers. It was really nice to sneak away from the crowd and just take it all in quietly. 

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

Jadoregrace / How to Incorporate Culture in Your Wedding

What family traditions or cultural incorporations did you make for your wedding day? Or which traditions are you excited to incorporate into your wedding day? The best thing about having a wedding is that you can completely personalize it to represent you and your husband and for that reason it's definitely been one of the best days of my life!

Photos by Ally and Bobby 

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