Korean Wedding – Paebaek

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Continued from yesterday’s post…

A traditional Korean wedding ceremony, or paebaek, followed the actual ceremony.

The bride and groom bow to their elders, who are sitting at a low table covered with foods such as dried fruit and chestnuts.

They share tea and are given blessings and advice for their future.

The parents toss dates and chestnuts into a cloth the couple holds. The dates represent how many girls the couple will have and the chestnuts are for boy babies.

Other elders are honored with bows and give their blessings to the couple:

The groom carries his mother and then his wife on his back to symbolize his willingness to support both of them.

More photos tomorrow…

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