Jiney & Stephen are two people who don’t desire the limelight. They want to be on the sidelines cheering for others. In the ring fighting for others. Behind the scenes helping others. Out of sight caring for others.
And because they don’t desire the limelight, on this day, the light on them shines brighter. On the day when everyone gathers to shower love on them, they shower love on others. Pausing their portrait time to help a guest find parking. Introducing their families to each other. Planning surprises for their guests: an ice cream bar, a secret drink menu, and delightful little Harry Potter themed touches throughout the day. Jiney asking their vendor team, not just if they’ve eaten, but to sit down and enjoy their dinner. Stephen surprising Jiney with strings of white lights draping the ceiling. Honoring Jiney’s family heritage with a traditional Korean Hanbok and decorating with dates for good luck. Simple actions of kindness and thoughtfulness for others. Instead of worrying about making the day perfect for themselves, they made it perfect for others.
Jiney & Stephen incorporated several Harry Potter references throughout the day: Quidditch inspired ceremony hoops, twinkle lights like the floating lights in the Great Hall, and tree centerpieces inspired by the Womping Willow hung with place card keys and a Golden Snitch necklace. And then to top it all off, they surprised their guests with Butterbeer and a magical potion specialty drink.
After walking down the aisle to River Flows in You, by popular South Korean pianist Yiruma, Jiney changed into her traditional Korean Hanbok. She also sprinkled the reception and sweetheart tables with Korean dates, symbols of good luck. Such sweet ways to honor her family and heritage!
Bridal Gown: Allure from Studio I Do Bridals | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal and other retailers | Cake: Candie’s Treats Bakery | Coordination Assistant: Raise the Ruth Events | Ice Cream: Sub Zero Ice Cream | Catering: Montero’s Restaurant | DJ: Surf and Sound Events | Florals: Sterling Dawn | Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom | Hair: Beauty by Sharra | Makeup: Dhalia Edwards | Officiant: Pastor Baek | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage | Photo Booth: Snapqube | Stationary: Minted