I love a good unconventional twist to a traditional couple during an engagement session, don’t you? Today, I take you to a Big Bear engagement session. This beautiful mountain scenery has it all, colors, a lake, and clear skies. And the cherry on top? Gorgeous details of Korean hanboks and Indonesian lace kabaya worn by Gita and Ken.
It was last winter that Gita, Ken and I took a short drive to Big Bear Lake, or what we so, fortunately, call, our backyard. I have known Gita all my life. Before Ken put a ring on her, Gita and I shared the same last name. This beautiful bride is my cousin. Needless to say, it was an honor that I was able to have the best seat throughout their entire journey of planning their wedding. I was one of the few people that saw her wedding gown first, we talked for hours about the details of her wedding day, and she always kept me in the loop about major decisions. We have never felt so close to one another.
These two lovebirds decided to incorporate the best of both their worlds by wearing traditional wedding garments from Korea and Indonesia for their Big Bear engagement session. Ken’s parents gifted the couple with new hanboks designed and custom made, as one of their wedding presents. As her second outfit, Gita wore her “something borrowed”. Gita wore her sister’s beautiful Indonesian lace kabaya that she wore on her wedding day. The intercut design of their traditional outfits was pictured perfectly against the breathtaking scenes of Big Bear Lake.
To Gita and Ken, as I look back on this day, I am reminded of how traditions of different worlds can come together in love. Love really is – all you need.
Your grateful storyteller,
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