Thursday, November 24, 2011

Yirae + Josh Get Married! {by Kitty}

Here's a look at Yirae & Josh's fun and gorgeous wedding at Darby House!

See that amazing dress?  Yirae's mom worked a miracle resizing it to fit her...that's some serious skill!  Caroline and I walked into the room and went "oooOOOOooooh!" in unison.

Awesome stuff: perfect light and a couple who can't stop smiling at each other.

See those lovely ladies in the middle above?  Those are Yirae's grandmothers who came all the way from Korea for the wedding.  They're super cute.
Thanks to all that's holy for auto-focus moment: Yirae's and Josh's self-written vows.  I don't think there was a dry eye in the house.
Korean wedding traditions: there's a lot of bowing to honour family members...which requires assistance while wearing such outfits!  In the center image, you'll see Yirae & Josh holding chestnuts and dates on the white cloth - these have been slung these into the air by their moms and however many they catch on the cloth predicts how many children they will have.  A good laugh was had...if memory serves, they'll be the parents of nine.  At the end of the ceremony, Josh carries his bride away on his back as a sign of his strength.
Happy Kitty moment: Josh emailed me a few days before the wedding mentioning how they've noticed there's a distinct style difference between my lifestyle wedding work and my editorial fashion work.  He asked if I would do some of their portraits with a combination of both.  Yeay!  I LOVE shooting in black and white as opposed to turning it that way later in post.

Favorite Details: Yirae's hand-stamped favor boxes and seating cards,  snack sized boxes of Pad Thai, bountiful and beautiful desert table, and the combination of fall textures with soft end of summer colours.

At the end of each wedding, we always ask the couple if there's anything else they'd like us to get.  Glad they said yes and requested a few shots on the darkened terrace. 

Congratulations, Yirea & Josh!  We had a great time! :)

{venue ~ Darby House }


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Kitty for doing an amazing job!
-Josh & Yirae-

Emily A. said...

That is an AMAZING dress! Beautiful job, Kitty!