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After one engagement session, mid-pandemic elopement, and an anniversary session, it was FINALLY Mary and Noah’s wedding day!!

Their whole day was at The Carleton of Oak Park, a beautiful historic hotel in the city. Their vibe was very relaxed, and just excited this day was finally here! One detail I really loved was Mary’s anklet, which was made from the bridge of Noah’s violin.

Mary’s dad also shared a private first look with her (easily one of my favorite moments on a wedding day) which was so sweet to witness.

Mary and Noah’s first look was in a beautiful parlor room in the Carleton, which was the perfect backdrop for some portraits!

After their traditional wedding ceremony, Mary and Noah got changed into their hanbok, a brightly colored traditional Korean dress, for their Korean wedding ceremony. The Pyebaek is a korean wedding tradition that highlights the importance of family. During the pyebaek, parents of the bride and groom throw dates and chestnuts into the bride’s large skirt stretched between them. However many dates and chestnuts they catch symbolize how many children she will have!

Even the details on their cake held important meaning, as it’s the crest of Noah’s family!

Congratulations Mary and Noah, you finally tied the knot!!



Dress: Jasmine Couture, County Bride (Out of Business)

Florist: Westgate Flowers

Venue: The Carleton of Oak Park

DJ: Remix Entertainment

Cake: Sugar Fixe

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal 

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse

Invitations: Shutterfly

Favors: customized M&M’s

Pyebaek: Pyebaek Sisters

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