wedding

Unique wedding ceremony in Seoul


I miss the Indian weddings. The colorful clothes, the delicious food, the gaiety of the relatives and friends! It is a wonderful feeling to get together, celebrate the couple, share their joy and indulge in ourselves.Traditional weddings conducted in wedding halls for three whole days, though must be a tense time for the parents of the couple, but a time of delightful cheer for the others. Though I might be missing the most expected weddings of two of my cousins this year :(, I got to witness an interesting wedding ceremony in Seoul. 

The Dates

 

THE “USUAL” DATES


A friends Wedding


Firsts Part 2: The Korean Wedding

On Sunday, I got my first taste of a big part of modern Korean culture: the Korean wedding. The experience in unequal parts left me excited, curious and, well, disappointed.

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This is not a condemnation on the institute of marriage. Besides seeing the recent dissolve of one of my best friends’ marriages, and another’s marriage has only been one of convenience for many years, the actual wedding day for me has been very special. They’re usually fun gatherings of your closest family and friends. Sometimes, they’re in churches. Sometimes, at hotels. Sometimes, at wineries, farms or other less-expected locales. In the west–specifically to me, the U.S.–they can be simple or expensive, all-day events. Some of those more expensive ones can cost as much as a downpayment on a house.


Celebrity-Style Wedding at Shilla Hotel

So recently Nara and I were able to attend another wedding here in Korea that we thought was worth sharing with everyone on the blog~  the wedding of Nara’s old classmate Minah and her new husband Seunghun at the extremely high class Shilla Hotel in Seoul!


Love Bug!

This past weekend I came across THE most cutesy Wedding getaway car of all time.


I spied this pink bug adorned with fake flowers while walking around a mall that has a wedding hall within the complex.  Now decorating a car for the couple to leave the ceremony in is not an exclusively American tradition, but never have I seen such an over the top cute rendition of it.  

It was parked in the parking garage waiting for the happy couple in all it's pink lovey-dovey glory.

Gangwon-do in Autumn

My friends wedding

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Foreign Brokered Brides Rethink Korea

A Vietnamese bride is about to marry a Korean man 20 years older than her. They met through her older sister who also married a Korean. Photo by P. DeMarco

When couples say their wedding vows, “till death do us part” is not supposed to mean you stay married until one partner kills the other. Unfortunately, this past summer a schizophrenic Korean man murdered his Vietnamese wife [not the girl in the photo above].


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