Korean Traditional Wedding.

3 06 2010

Thanks to my dear friend Soon, that I got an opportunity to witness this Lavish yet Traditional Korean Wedding. It was an awesome experience for me and luckily the commentators were explaining the rituals in English. So here are pictures with detailed description about the rituals from what I remember..

The Wedding Hall Exterior.

The Ajummas from the Brides family welcoming the guests.

The German Groom Marshal along with his parent welcoming the guests. The Groom is dressed in Korean Traditional Wedding Hanbok.

The Wedding Hall...

The Musicians..

The Groom bowing in front of God.

The Korean God.

The Beautiful Bride and the Ajummas

The Cute Little Maid of Honor..

The Ajummas in Blue gossiping under a tree.

The Guests.

The Beautiful Bride in her Korean Wedding Attire.

The Wedding Commentators. One was commenting in Korean and the other one in English.

Before the wedding..

The mom-in-laws lighting the red and blue candles and then greeting each other..

The Groom arrives in a Gama (Palanquin) led by men.

The Groom holding the Wooden Goose. The goose is a supposed to have only one partner in its life time so it symbolises trust, loyalty and fidelity..

The Bride arrives in the Gama..

As per tradition, the Bride and the Groom meeting for the first time. But the Bride has to cover her face.

The wedding procession now begins.

Angel with her Eternal Smile.

The Groom can see the Brides face only after the wedding procession is complete.

The Bride drinking the holy water.

The Groom drinking the holy water.

Korean Traditional Wedding.

The Groom hands over the wooden goose to the Brides mom promising that he will always be loyal to his wife.

The Bride and the Groom.

The Funny Band singing English Songs on wedding.

Korean Band singing Korean Wedding Songs.

Now that the wedding is over, The Bride and the Groom are enjoying the music.

And last but not the least, is the delicious food…

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5 responses

4 06 2010
Jim

That’s beautiful, though I get the feeling that a high percentage of Korean traditional weddings involve people people who aren’t Korean.

5 06 2010
Brijesh Bolar

Hey Jim,

Thanks for you comment.

Ya a lot of Koreans these days want to get married to Foreigners and here is one article on Single Korean females who eye foreign husbands: http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2919946

You can also read this article on Korean Men who are using brokers to find brides in Vietnam through Wedding Tourism package:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/22/world/asia/22brides.html?ei=5090&en=cf9d52a0d619e237&ex=1329800400&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

Having said that, let me also clarify that the above wedding I attended has nothing to do with the articles I have shared. The Bride is well educated. she did her Phd abroad and met her (now husband) while studying.

11 06 2010
Andy Baxley

Hello- My name is Andy- I’m 23, and fresh on the foreign teacher scene in Seoul. I have recently started the groundwork for a webzine about life as a teacher in South Korea. I am combing through the Korean Blog List and posting this message on a few of my very favorite blogs. I am looking for a collection of talented writers interested in collaborating to create a top notch web magazine for the thousands of ESL instructors in Korea. Please know that getting this message means I have a great deal of respect for the work of yours that I have seen. I would love to have you along as a fellow pioneer for this project. Please e-mail me if you are interested, and I would be happy to give you the specifics- abax86@rams.colostate.edu. Hope to hear from you soon. Also, here’s a link to my blog… thenomaddiary.com
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12 06 2010
Brijesh Bolar

Dear Andy,

Thanks for visiting my blog. And Thanks Much for considering me as a fellow pioneer on your project. I am definitely interested and you can count me in.

Mail me the specifics.

My contact details I have mailed you separately..

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