1314 STUDIO welcomes us to a two-day marathon of laughs, tears, and a fusion of Western and Korean wedding traditions. This New York couple shared a love in food, music, and the arts, so it seemed right to infuse some culture into the ceremonies. Nelson and Michelle began the wedding by transporting us from downtown New York City to Korea with a tea ceremony–a traditional procedure before the couple gets married. They showed their respect to their parents by serving tea and playing traditional games while donning the vibrantly colored robes called hanbok. With the brilliant blue of the blue divider screen as well as the red and gold hanboks, the traditional ceremony was brimming with color, life, and culture.
The next day, the couple made another transformation from the vibrant hanboks to a demure Western wedding, complete with tuxes and an A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline. The subdued colors set the tone for the sincere and heartfelt exchange of vows in Battery Gardens as the hall filled with happy tears.
The happy occasion brightened the newlyweds after the ceremony, and their silly natures peeped out again as they began to cut the wedding cake. An adorable cake fight ensued between the bride and groom, and I think it’s safe to say the bride won. The wedding cake was an elegant tiered cake that continued the green and white color theme. But even the wedding cake had its funky flair in the form of the cute Hello Kitty topper!
No wedding is complete without details, details, details! The New York couple aimed for an elegant look in their decorations of green and white, with occasional pops of orange. The light and refreshing color choices kept the tables looking simple and free of clutter without having to sacrifice centerpieces or other details.
The bride and groom had such a blast, but the gracious hosts also made sure everyone one else was having just as much fun. Instead of a guestbook, the creative couple sprang for some cameras on each table so guests could snap some photos of themselves having a great time. The polaroid pictures instantly gave the photos a vintage look, while also allowing the guests some space on the photo to sign and leave a message for the happy couple.
Although the reception was decorated with such care and artistic vision, the photographer couldn’t resist the the beautiful weather outside in Battery Garden. The bright sunlight, budding trees, and lush grass were inadvertently appropriate for the wedding’s white and green color theme!
Thanks to 1314 STUDIO for sharing this two-day celebration, where one New York couple showed us that you can have twice the wedding fun with a fusion of Western and Eastern traditions!