Thursday, 10 April 2008


The Korean drama,Gyeoul Yeonga (Winter Sonata) hit our shores some years back, making me teary eyed and a Korean drama addict for a couple of months. I really love wedding post and want to do a series of Asian wedding posts, starting with this one. The entire contents (words and pictures on the Korean wedding) are all courtesy from Inspiration For Living in Style, a fabulous blog about wedding. Many thanks to Luvena for sharing and allowing me to re-post as below.

"It started with the matchmaker- she informed the girl's family of a potential groom. When the family nodded in approval for such a matchmake, the matchmaker was tasked to get agreement from the groom's family. She had to convince the groom's family of the goodness of the bride and bride's family. After exchanging birth dates between the two families, it was a done deal. Both families considered each other worth-while and auspicious. Gifts then were given to bride's family."

"Hham (traditional wedding box that contains new clothing for the new couple) was brought to the bride's family by the messengers. The matchmaker has to 'steal' the Hham to bring into the bride's family. After losing to the main messenger's arm strength from trying to wring the Hham from him, she has to use formality of serving the messengers food (traditional crackers and sweets) and wine. Once unnoticed, she tried to take the Hham from the oblivious messengers. All this was somewhat supposed to be fun, in a traditional way, so all ends well and the Hham is delivered into the house."

"On the day of the wedding, they picked noon time as it was said to be most auspicious time in the day (when yin and yang are balanced), the groom comes to bride's family for the ceremony.His face was shielded from a cloth for modesty when walking into the bride's residence. He had to bring a duck to the bride's family as ducks meant fidelity and sworn into taking care of the bride. Before seeing the brides face (she was still veiled), the couple was led to wash the hands to purify each other and then led to be put to face each other, separated by the ceremonial table. Only here, when being fed food and drinks that the bride's veil was taken off. It takes more steps before the couple are seated together." wordings by Luvena
I love this picture and the gown!!

Another beautiful blogger, Tara of Days Missed on a Hammock did a post on Malaysia, thanks so much Tara - you're a darling!! Eileen of Eileen's Attic did a tag on me, so I'll play along for fun as below and do hop on to their wonderful blog.
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog. (got this one)
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged
I can't really think of any weird stuff but since I am a NLP Certified Practitioner (strictly for personal reasons) and a strong believer in positive thinking and power of the subconscious mind, this what I've done and hope to do:

1. As part of our NLP course requirement, I've extinguished fire with 2 bare hands.
2. Walked on glass.
3. Took 6 of my Managers on NLP weekend seminar without telling them anything, except "at the end of this seminar, you'll love or hate me" and they did extinguish fire too with their bare hands too and ..they loved me.
4. Don't follow the norm most of the obvious in my many speed driving summons :(
5. Certified to do hpynotherapthy on others (havent tried it..not so successful with my husband to start with)
6. Still on NLP, want to do Anthony Robbin's firewalk, one day..the nearest is in Australia.
7. Totally compulsive and impulsive, if I feel like going for a holiday nearby, I'll bundle up both husband and kids off somewhere, with or without notice.

I am not tagging anyone, but please feel free to have a go on this. Instead, I'll feature Eileen's latest quilt post. I am in love with her quilt!!

AND, enjoy Kara and Damon's BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WEDDING CEREMONY, pictures courtesy from Kara. To Kara, a BIG THANK YOU for allowing me to blog and post these pictures. I am quite sure my blogging friends love these as much as me :)

the stunning bride

fantastic background...i want to go here!!

and the beautiful couple !!

Visit Kara and Damon at Damon takes an Indian bride « India Blog, they are an awesome pair!!

..till we blog again :)