Sally & Andy’s Korean wedding was a beautiful event, surrounded by their family and friends they celebrated and enjoyed their day together! They chose to keep the color palette bright with tiny pops of color which paired perfectly with the glass walls and openness of their venue, The Madison Hotel.
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? We met at my friend’s Halloween party. I was in the middle of a conversation when I heard “Did anyone order chicken?” Intrigued, I looked over and saw my now husband dressed as a Popeye’s Chicken employee chuckling to himself pleased with his joke. He introduced himself to me soon after and we hit it off right away bonding over our mutual friends and our experiences in Patagonia. Andy made me laugh and was so down to earth. Andy tells me that he was drawn to me for how my smile lights up the room, the way I laugh at his sometimes not so funny jokes, and my authenticity.
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship! We expected a lot of things to not go according to plan, but our wedding went perfectly without a hitch. There is one funny moment that comes to mind. We planned for our dog Dora to walk down the aisle during our ceremony. When it was Dora’s turn to walk down, she took one hard look at all the guests staring at her and decided that she did not want any part of it. Despite my husband calling for her to come, she promptly went the other way towards the exit. Our guests burst out in laughter.
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? There wasn’t one singular part–it was how everything came together. Our photographer Karina Mekel did an excellent job guiding us through all the photos and made us feel so at ease. The music and atmosphere were spot on thanks to our lovely DJ Tyler from Treble & Bass. Our first dance, which we spent countless hours practicing, Pokemon-themed wedding entrance, and Andy’s surprise song performance (Perfect by Ed Sheeran) all surpassed our expectations and really came together. Above all else, we’re so happy we got to share these moments with our closest friends and family.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? I think what makes us so strong and resilient is that we are able to resolve conflict rather quickly. Conflicts are inevitable and sometimes they are actually good for a relationship – as long as you have a healthy way of resolving it. We get mad at each other (it’s usually me getting mad at him) and we let it air out, but always come back quickly when we’re more level-headed to explain why we were feeling a particular way.