Korea has a rich wedding tradition that is deeply ingrained in their history and culture. Despite many now choosing to follow a mix of Western and Korean ideals when having their ceremony, many venues still offer an event that draws on Korea’s traditional values and practices. Haram and Phuong chose to celebrate the Korean end of their wedding in this style at Samcheonggak in Seoul.
Haram hails of Korean heritage and Phuong of Vietnamese heritage. They are both architects based out of my hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to visiting Korea for their ceremony, they had another beautiful celebration in Phuong’s native Vietnam. Meeting them in Korea, they were both exhausted, but ready to have a great time with their families at the stunning venue for their wedding.
I was invited to second-shoot this wedding for my colleague Marco Devon. You can see his coverage of the wedding on his site. Typically, I am first-shooter at weddings, so this was a great opportunity to experience being in the passenger seat. I must say, it was refreshing to relax my mind and shoot the details and additional angles of a wedding. I got time to truly appreciate the effort that went into creating this amazing ceremony.
We had a spectacular early-autumn day to shoot in. The trees were just beginning to change, but the light had already taken on that beautiful glow of autumn. There truly is no better season to be in Seoul. You can see the colour not only of nature but of the sunlight at this time of year. It’s absolutely beautiful.
Thanks again to Haram and Phuong for having us out to document their lovely ceremony. Please do reach out if you’re also having your wedding in Seoul. I’d love to be there with you to make it truly special. 웨딩스냅 문의는 여기에!