Traditional Korean Wedding Ceremony (April 19, 1997)


The bride and groom wear the traditional Hanbok. She follows the groom, and hides her face - symbolic of shyness and the first time to meet, face-to-face. The children (the bride's niece and second cousin) lead the way - symbolic of purity and innocence.

The groom offers the ‘wild goose’ to the bride’s family - symbolic of one mate for life as in the case of this water fowl in real life.

The groom washes his hands - symbolic of cleansing of the spirit.

The bride washes her hands - symbolic of cleansing of the spirit.

The bride and groom drink together - symbolic of same mind and body.

The bride bows to the groom - symbolic of acceptance.

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