This was the first time that I photographed a Korean wedding. The wedding took place at the Korean Church of Fort Collins. It’s small church that fits around 100 people. I started the day by meeting Gun Su & Ji Woon at the church. They decided to see each other before the ceremony and forego the first look. They had many family members from Korea visiting Colorado for the first time. Before the ceremony, both the bride and groom stood outside the church with their parents and greeted their guests that were arriving. I was told by the groom that the ceremony would be read and sang in Korean. He was nice enough to translate their wedding program for me so that I could follow along. Several of their family members sang songs together for the bride and groom. It was refreshing to watch this wedding custom that I wasn’t familiar with. The ceremony concluded with several bows. One from the groom to both his parents and the bride’s parents, followed by both families bowing to the newlyweds.
Lunch was provided to everyone downstairs after the ceremony. I got to sample a lot of Korean food and some of it I liked while others I didn’t care for. After lunch, everyone helped clean up and I finished the day with some portraits of the couple at a nearby park.