Seunghye’s two-year old niece from Korea
Welcome to the wedding of our oldest child, Christopher, and his bride, Seunghye.
Please come in the Villa Mare and enjoy our celebration. (I am so glad to have you readers with us in spirit. It makes for more rays of love and connection, doesn’t it?)
See this little girl in her beautiful Korean traditional outfit over there? See the little bunny she’s holding? Barry and I bought a stuffed animal for the two little babies (this one and her little brother) at the bookstore of the University of California San Diego bookstore.
Looks like this bright-eyed girl likes it, doesn’t it? She even brought it downstairs for the wedding.
Isn’t she adorable?
She’s shy, though. It takes her a while to warm up to strangers, so don’t go expecting hugs immediately. It took me a few days before I could pick her up and carry her around.
In the meantime, while you’re wandering around the Villa, please excuse me. I must go get dressed in the aubergine mother-of-the groom dress. It’s kind of wrinkly since travel, and we’ve been late arriving at the festivities. Everyone else is dressed.
I certainly hope ironing is available. Barry’s pants need pressing–and so does Kiah’s dress.
What shall we do?
In which Kiah’s boyfriend, Diaa, comes to our rescue & helps us iron. We like him a LOT.
Oh my goodness, what is this? It looks like Diaa has been taught how to iron by his Egyptian grandmother! Can you believe our luck? He insists that it’s “simple” and so we give him our pants and dresses and, by golly, what kind of miracle man did our daughter discover?–he irons our clothes.
(Yes, yes, I know how to iron. But when someone is offering–and it’s almost time for the wedding–would YOU say no?)
Look at the beautiful traditional Korean dress Seunghye’s mom is wearing. She is talking to my mom through a friend of the family.
Chris and Seunghye have hired a translator for the big day, so you can talk to her mom and dad and brother and sister-in-law and even the babies.
My mother thought that talking with Seunghye’s mother and learning more about Korean culture was one of the highlights of the wedding!
I was so busy mingling with the approximately 50 guests that it felt challenging to talk adequately with everyone. You know how that is, don’t you?
OK, it’s time for the wedding ceremony to start. Let’s all join together on the outdoor balcony overlooking the pool. C’mon up–don’t be shy. It’s very informal. The bride and groom are going to exchange vows themselves (they have already been married before a justice of the peace) so it will just be a simple celebration.