I returned to Seoul just in time for the wedding of my good friends Mel and Hyunyo. You should know that Korean weddings are essentially a two-hour photo shoot to which your friends are invited. And most Korean weddings can be likened to an afternoon at Cats: The Broadway Musical, complete with all the special effects a stagehand can find. I am happy to report that this wedding was nothing of the sort. It was short, sweet, elegant and beautiful.
The ceremony was held in the gardens of a traditional hanok house near Anguk.
And everyone looked beautiful despite the unbearable heat.
We were served bento lunch boxes and wine under a muslin tent.
The bride and groom change into traditional hanbok clothing for the second half of the wedding.
And we spent the rest of the afternoon, back at their apartment,
watching the rain fall on Namsan Mountain over fried chicken, beer and good friends.