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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Korean Wedding



 Dancers and drummers perform before the bride and groom arrive for a traditional Korean wedding in a ritual dates back to Confucian times and values.  The couple meet each other for the first time at the wedding ceremony and the bride can dress in royal clothing and for one truly be a princess.

It is a lengthy ceremony with a lot of bowing, hand washing and gift giving.   One of the gifts is wooden geese, given by the groom to his mother-in-law. The symbolism in this gift is that geese mate for life so hopefully so will this marriage.

8 comments:

Adullamite said...

North or south Korean......?

Lowell said...

Beautiful shots and most interesting commentary. The ritual sounds about as complicated as our wedding rituals.

Brianna said...

I've never seen a Korean wedding. Looks colorful and beautiful!

Sharon said...

You get to see the most interesting things to share with us. It looks like a beautiful occasion.

Jack said...

These traditions are completely unfamiliar to me. Weddings are surrounded by longstanding customs in just about every country. My daughter was married recently and it was important to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Babzy said...

beautiful wedding ! :)

Stefan Jansson said...

The couple meet each other for the first time at the wedding ceremony. Really?

LONDONLULU said...

Beautiful clothing and description of rituals. It's amazing that people can still meet for the first time at weddings, at least in much of the Western hemisphere, but I guess part of the beauty is that there's so much variety around the world with courtship ritual.

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