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Both Brian and Sara went back to their respective roots (Brian, the Midwest; Sara, Korea) for their stunning weddings at Praise Presbyterian Church, in Somerset, NJ. Yup, the quirky duo had two weddings—both wonderfully shot by Jonathan R. Tan of Dreamlite Photography—to celebrate their love.
First, Brian and Sara held a traditional Paebaek ceremony, where they proceeded with the tea ritual, exchanging of the bows, throwing of the dates (the more you catch, the more kids you’ll have, as my halmoni says!), and the feast. Following their Paebaek, the couple tied the knot again and had a wild reception at Somerset Hills Hotel, where Brian and Sara donned cowboy hats and whipped out moves to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” Two words describe this wedding: Country Seoul.
We had two weddings, a Korean traditional one to celebrate with our church, as Brian was the youth group pastor there, and a Western-style wedding to celebrate with our friends and family. We wanted to bring in both of our cultures to the wedding(s), so during the Western-style wedding we had our wedding party dressed up in cowboy hats and we all did some two-stepping to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”
Big thanks to Brian and Sara for sharing their wedding with us!