saturday, september 22.

so korean weddings are a little different than american weddings.being that this was the third one i've attended since living in korea (here's number one, and here's number two), i had expected some different traditions.

first of all, the bride sits in a secluded room before the ceremony, and guests can file into this room to take one-on-one photographs with her.

david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.
david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.

secondly, the ceremony only lasts about twenty minutes.

david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.
david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.
david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.

usually, during this short period of time, the groom sings a song to his bride-to-be. david sang jason mraz's "i won't give up" to lucy. ^^

david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.
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[david nodding to lucy's dad as sort of a sign of approval slash respect. so adorable!!] ^^

toward the end of the ceremony, david yelled a word to the audience that loosely translates to "hooray!"

david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.

and unlike the western "reception" that most of us are familiar with, korean weddings are traditionally concluded with a short buffet-style lunch/dinner. during this time, the bride and groom, dressed in traditional korean attire called "hanbok," walk around and chat to their guests.

david and lucy's wedding, september 2012.

as prior mentioned, david and lucy's wedding was such a special event for me to attend! congratulations to them both =]]