Sung and Mike met while attending NYU, and were friends for years before Mike boldly ventured outside the friendzone and finally asked her out on a date. (Good job, Mike!)

I've known Sung since we worked together in church youth group half-a-lifetime ago. She's told me for years that she expected me to document her wedding someday. I was thrilled when she contacted me last year to say that she was getting married to Mike in his native Singapore.

Sung is a Jersey gal, representing the Korean-American blood -- you'll notice she wore a modern, yet beautifully subdued, take on the traditional Korean hanbok. They had a traditional Singaporean tea ceremony at Mike's family home, in which they presented tea to family elders. Afterwards, they had an intimate Western-style ceremony at the Goodwood Park Hotel, officiated by Sung's brother.

It was an honor to be a witness for them. Thanks for trusting me to tell your story.

Reader Comments (5)

As usual Romin, you never cease to inspire me with your observation and visionary skills. I feel your heart and sincere effort in all the images here. I only wish my kids (eldest 9) were old enough to get married, as I would love for you to document their day. Maybe in ten or twelve years time... :) J.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason Parsons

I love how these seem so timeless. Lovely captures! Thanks for sharing them.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulieLim

They are beautifully captured Romin, full of love and excitement!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEsther Sun

These are amazing! The colors, location, emotions, LOVE it all!!!^^

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTwohalfiesmakeawhole

wow, gorgeous, gorgeous shots. I don't even know these people and I feel moved. especially loved the image with her mother's hands adjusting her hanbok... chills.

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

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