Don’t you love it when cultural traditions are mixed in with modern weddings? At my friend Susie’s wedding at Padonia Swim Club, there were many women dressed in colorful hanbok, and they held a Korean wedding tea ceremony. It was my favorite detail of the wedding!
After serving tea to the elders, the relatives take their turns to throw dates and jerky towards the couple, who catch as much as they can with a scarf. The number of dates and pieces of jerky they catch represent how many children (boys and girls) they’ll have! Apparently, my friends are going to have 4 boys and 1 girl. It’s going to be a full house!
In addition to the Korean hanbok, Susie also donned 2 princess dresses for the western-style ceremony and reception.
It was a blue-themed wedding with blue orchid bridesmaid bouquets and blue organza ribbon tied around the silver favor boxes, white chair covers, and the base of the wedding cake!
It’s always a good sign when everyone (even the 90-year old relatives!) hit the dance floor until late into the night. Congrats to my dear friend Susie and her husband, Jin! Welcome to married life :)
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