Total elegance was the order for the day of Amanda and Tyler’s wedding. The Happy Bloom, Design Studio South, and August Floral & Event Design collaborated to make their celebration an event to remember, complete with nods to the bride’s heritage and a refreshing color palette of soft mauve and dusty blue.
From the photographer, The Happy Bloom: Amanda and Tyler met via Tyler’s sister. They had been around each other for a while and suddenly friendship turned into romance. The two love their puppies so much. So Tyler decided to incorporate the pups into a sweet and intimate proposal. Tyler was on the ground one day petting one of their pups as Amanda entered the room. Amanda thought nothing of it, just Tyler playing with the dogs. She approached the two of them to give the pup a rub as well and suddenly she realized. Yes, Tyler was on the ground giving belly rubs. But in the other hand was a ring. The two embraced and celebrated a sweet and intimate engagement right there in their home.
The two live in California but decided that a lowcountry wedding in Savannah, Georgia, would be the perfect place to say “I Do”. People flew in from across the globe to attend this magical affair. Amanda is Korean so they even had family fly all the way from Korea to attend! Going for a winter color palette, Kim of August Florals let mauve and dusty blue take the center stage in the floral arrangements. Complete with draping blue linens at the ceremony, this wedding was wintery and dreamy like we’ve never seen before! Wanting to make sure to include something important to the groom, boutonnieres were made to mimic fishing lures. Tyler is an avid fisherman so this tiny detail truly made the groom feel important. Amanda + Tyler celebrated in two styles. One: traditional American. Two: traditional Korean. What is that you ask? Let us explain!
The bride and groom offers dates and chestnuts — symbols of children — to the parents, while sitting at a low table filled with other symbolic offerings that are important to the Korean culture. The parents accept sake in return, and as a final gesture the parents throw the dates and chestnuts at the bride and groom, who try to catch them in a special Korean linen. In the United States, the p’ye-beak (the official name of the celebration) is most often held during the reception, with the bride and groom in full Korean costume. The throwing of dates and chestnuts is the highlight with family laughing and hoping for many many children. After each parent’s turn, the family members also offer gifts of money in white envelopes to the bride.