“Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot
Weddings are usually very grand; whether the exotic location, elaborate floral decorations, or what (or who) we wear on our wedding day. Hashtag Vera Wang. Hashtag Jimmy Choo or Louboutin. We are not against any of these but we see that couples that decide to go down a simpler route might actually find more enjoyment in their biggest day. They tend to have more time to not just sink in, but, according to Jim Elliot, be in the moment – which is sometimes a luxury for a lot of people nowadays, us included.
Today’s blog highlights a couple that believes in simplicity. Dian and Erwin decided to get married in a small, quaint town of Annapolis, just steps away from Washington D.C. The town is often referred as a “museum without walls” where numerous of the country’s maritime history reside, traced with the colonial architecture influence, trendy boutiques, and elegant use of red bricks. This, plus a small pocket of family and close friends simply concludes their intimate wedding.
Another unique thing, and somewhat new for some of you is the tea ceremony, which is very common in Asian culture. The wedding started with the exchange of gifts between both sides of the family, and as a token of respect and appreciation, tea is presented to the parents and immediate family members. The groom also usually receives monetary gifts inside a red envelope and the giver (in this case, her grandmother) would tap on his pocket as a sign of approval and good luck.
So here’s a toast to Dian and Erwin! Thank you for trusting us with your big day… and for introducing us to Bonchon :D