March 6, 2014

paebaek. a korean style ceremony.

i was looking through old photos again and came across these pictures from our paebaek, a korean style ceremony we held with just close family and friends after our reception. unfortunately we never got our paebaek pictures from our professional photographer and instead i remember this moment through these photos that my best friend took with her point and shoot. yangkyu's mom looks so happy in the first picture. she's beaming. and that's my dad in the second picture.  

i look like i'm sulking but really i couldn't stop crying when i was bowing to my dad and when he was throwing those dates and chestnuts, which are super hard to catch by the way... i can't remember which is which, but the dates and chestnuts symbolize children, boy and girl, and you're supposed to catch them like we're doing in the first picture. the number you catch is supposed to symbolize how many children you have. 

we're counting down to our five  year anniversary with stories. the first installment is here where five of my blogger friends {and readers!} and i share how we knew (s)he was the one. second installment with a new topic will be coming soon so please check back mid-month. 

more of our engagement/wedding pictures are here and here

19 comments

  1. What a beautiful picture and captured moment! And happy 5 year anniversary!! *fighting!*

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  2. What beautiful photos. It's so interesting to see how different cultures celebrate marriages. You all look so happy :)

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  3. Aw, Yangku's mom looks so happy to have a daughter in law. You should chase down the photographer for the professional pictures of your ceremony!

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  4. I'd probably be a raccoon bride at my wedding...
    What lovely photos, you are so beautiful Jane!

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  5. You look just beautiful, Jane, even with that "sulk" on your face. What a beautiful ceremony and I love the catching of the chestnuts and dates and what it symbolises.

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  6. this is so beautiful! I've been wedding dreaming, and I think the part I'm most excited about is actually the chinese tea ceremony with our family.

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  7. That's so nice, I think it's a wonderful ceremony. Too bad you never got the pictures from the photographer, that's really weird!

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  8. so sweet and nice that you're friend captured these memory in lieu of the professional photos. I love hearing about the sweet little details too, the chestnuts and dates are so special :)

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  9. Awwww, this is darling and I'm SUCH a crier at weddings

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  10. Wow very beautiful. Love seeing this kind of photos. You look adorable.

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  11. Love this! Asian wedding customs totally fascinate me. I wonder if this is similar to our Chinese tea ceremony.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  12. looks like a lot of fun! it's really neat to get a glimpse into wedding traditions from another culture. i love how there's so many symbolic meanings, too!

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  13. these pics are so awesome Jane! it's ashame the professional ones never came in :( i love your outfit. so beautiful. so much symbolism. i think that's awesome.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. This is so so so sweet ahh. And what an precious way to countdown to your big day :]

    Marla @ A Weekend Crossing

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  15. So interesting to learn about the symbolism of the chestnuts and this wedding tradition! Do I spy two chestnuts in the picture? ;) I love how colorful the attire is and it was so much fun to go through your wedding pics! you are both looking radiant.

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  16. These are wonderful. I've always admired these types of private ceremonies in Asian weddings.

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  17. Never seen a Korean ceremony before! Must have been a day full of memories :)

    Les Petites Choses

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