So there’s a lot of catching up to do…first and foremost: OUR WEDDING!
August 18, 2012 was a beautiful day. Actually, I’m exaggerating a little…it poured all morning and I finished setting up with friends and family dreading the fact that our reception would be water logged and miserable. But it TURNED OUT to be a beautiful day! We had a gorgeous afternoon with just the right amount of sun (and heat).
The ceremony was beautiful! I couldn’t imagine anything better. We got married in Dani’s childhood Catholic church (I was baptized Catholic as well, but never really practiced it). It’s the same church her grandmother got married in 70 years ago (almost exactly!) and she was present, having just turned 94 years old. Some of our friends and families did readings, we said our vows, and we lit a unity candle which we brought back to Korea with us. The priest, who has known Dani for 20 years, was a wonderful man whom I had just met. Everything went so well.
Our reception was at a state park and we decorated a large tent and had a DJ, catering was done by a local BBQ restaurant, and it was exactly what we were going for: a big, semi-formal backyard bar-b-que style celebration. It was so much fun, but it all went by so fast! Just like that, done in a couple hours. Thankfully we have some great pictures from the event and we had a small “after party” at that same local BBQ restaurant. We had some drinks with friends and the next day we headed out to our mini-honeymoon on Monhegan Island, a gorgeous island off the coast of Maine. We were back in Korea 3 days later. Phew!
Above is one of my favorite pictures from the day, and I’ll post a few more to follow.