Abby Christenson of Lorenz Photography sent this wedding our way with such an intruiging description… Jon and Emily had a Korean wedding SO traditional, that it actually no longer exists and hasn't for generations. I think for the first time I was introduced to something being so traditional that it is now considered offbeat. Check out some of my favorite parts…
“Jon and Emily are both artists and as they were kicking around ideas for their wedding they decided to do a little research on traditional Korean weddings (Jon is Korean American). What they discovered was ceremony full of symbolism and ritual that in many ways perfectly coincided with their beliefs on love, marriage and family. This type of wedding is actually SO traditional, it actually no longer exists and hasn't for generations. Even Jon's Korean grandparents were totally unfamiliar with this type of ceremony. The Korean ceremony, combined with the setting of Bailey Island Maine, an important and sentimental location for Emily, a native New Englander, made for an incredibly beautiful blending of traditions and cultures and one amazingly unique and special wedding.”
This is my favorite part… Emily's mother-in-law, Sun, tossed chestnuts and dates into Emily's dress; tossing and catching these items is an assurance of health, wealth, fertility, and a bright future for the new couple. The more Emily catches, the more blessings the couple will have.
I don't know, there were so many amazing aspects to this wedding — Korean bbq, epic ocean views, adorable paper cake toppers… To see more photos from this so-traditional-it's-offbeat wedding, head over to Abby's site for part one and part two.