Some Wedding Pics

The church. Pretty goddamn big.

The first restaurant in the basement of the church. LOADED.

Pictured – Simpson’s back. The side room had some more seating available. I had jellyfish for the first time. It was kind of like crunchy yet wet noodles.

The parents of the bride and groom sat facing each other the whole ceremony, like forty minutes. Not one smile. It was so morbid. The shoulder in the bottom left belonged to some random guy. I noticed his friend and he were clapping along to some music totally off-beat. I thought they were doing one of my favorite gags, but then I realized they were deaf. Felt a little bad for laughing. Not much.

It’s a little hard to see, but there are four teenage girls doing a song and dance routine all the way to the right.

After the four girls, like twenty people got up and sang a song. They all had pink flowers and the girls all gave their flowers to the groom, and the guys gave their flowers to the bride.

Right as the bride and groom are bowing to the audience. As soon as they got up, the “Wedding’s Over!” music started playing and they walked up the aisle. No kiss or nothing. It only lasted 40 minutes, and I only saw the last 20 minutes. In Korea, you’re not really obligated to go in and watch the ceremony. Many people just chill outside and come in for pictures when it’s done.

Actually, most weddings aren’t held in churches in Korea. My friend Simpson was a little surprised when he found that out. He was also displeased that the restaurant didn’t serve alcohol. Instead, they’re usually held at wedding halls. It’s just like a six story building with all kinds of little wedding rooms so tons of people can get married at the same time. Services are also usually really short. Someone told me he went to an eight minute ceremony.

Parents picture.

Extended family.

The next picture I was in, it was actually for co-workers, but everyone I knew at the wedding was in it, so I jumped in on it. The photographer got them to step forward and have the groom kiss her cheek and he looked so reluctant and bashful while he was doing it. Aw, he’s shy. That’s cute.

Friends picture. Also, Asian midgets are about the same height as American midgets. Intriguing.

The couple. The woman on the bottom right was in charge of the dress. She was constantly messing with it during the pictures. Also, during the ceremony, because of the long train if turning around or walking was involved she had to carry it.

Here you can see the train. Also, the throwing of the bouquet is different in Korea. Instead of throwing it to all the girls and making them fight over it, they just come together and pick one girl and throw it directly to her. Women are usually reluctant to volunteer. It’s not like “Oh, that’s good luck! You’ll get married soon!” It’s more like “Hey. You. Get married. Now.” Catching the bouquet obligates you to get married within a year.

Looking nice with my friends.

One of my friends’ new car. It’s the newest Hyundae model. Just came out a month and a half ago. My friend Simpson designed the airbags. Baller.


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