Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mokpo City - Korean Wedding

On the weekend we traveled to Mokpo, a port city on the southern most part of South Korea, for a wedding of one of Jihyeon's university friends. 

I'll let the pictures do most of the talking, but for more info about Korean weddings check out my past blog posts here

We caught the KTX to Mokpo early in the morning. Summer is here and the rice fields have been planted and are growing like crazy.

Mokpo is literally at the end of the line.

Waiting for the ceremony to start. 

The MC doing his thing. 


Smiling groom.

Beautiful bride and her father. 

Bowing to the brides parents. 

The groom reads a letter to his bride. 

The groom is a Buddhist monk who spent some time in Russia spreading Buddhism and teaching Korean. The guy below was one of the grooms guests (also the groom's best student) and played the guitar while singing the newly weds a song in Russian.

Some kind of silly thing the MC made the newly weds do. It was meant to be a test to see if if they were a perfect couple. They both had to shout "I love you" and turn around to face each other. If they turned the same way, it was proof they were a perfect match. Personally, I'd have rather seen the groom do some push-ups. 

All over red rover. 

Quick make-up fix and some more photos. 

Getting ready to throw the bouquet.

Time for lunch. Here is our lunch ticket. 

The buffet hall for lunch. 

nom nom nom. Fried pork in sweet sauce, bulgogi (beef), duck, fried chicken, fried rice, and some salad. 

After the ceremony, the bride and groom have a private traditional ceremony with their family for which they get changed into traditional Korean hanbok's for. After that, they have to go around the dining hall greeting all their guests before they can sit down and eat. 

We had some time to kill after the ceremony, so we went down to the waterfront. This guy was looking very cool in his pimped out car. I want one. 

After chilling out in a coffee shop on the waterfront, we headed back to Daejeon. 

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