This Bride Wore a Traditional Hanbok to Honor Her Groom’s Korean Heritage

Being Army officers, Wooli and Endureth had to spend five years of their relationship overcoming different timezones and miles of distance between them. They were finally reunited in 2020 when Wooli returned from his tour in Germany. After the challenges of a long-distance relationship what they had to face next was wedding planning in the middle of stringent quarantine restrictions. Endureth envisioned celebrating their wedding in Bukidnon, her hometown, so she could show Wooli the beauty of the Philippines, but sadly she had to let go of this plan. They postponed flying to the Philippines and instead made arrangements to hold their intimate civil wedding in California so they can be with their relatives and friends. Since Wooli and Endureth are currently based in North Carolina, which is 2,000 miles away from California, their loved ones stepped up to help make their special day come to life. Of course the wedding turned out to be beautiful and full of love! As a surprise to her husband who is from South Korea, Endureth chose to wear a bridal Hanbok which is a traditional Korean wedding dress. It was such a thoughtful gesture, and she certainly looked lovely! We hope Wooli and Endureth’s wedding will touch your hearts and inspire you to always believe that your wedding will come at the right time. Enjoy scrolling through these photos by Lauren Dixon Photography.


"When I was in Kindergarten, I was actually chosen to represent South Korea in our United Nations event in school, hence wearing a Hanbok for the first time. It felt so random then, but little did I know, it was one of God's subtle signs of foreshadowing my soulmate. My destiny 23 years later." Endureth, Bride

Photographer: Lauren Dixon Photography / Videographer: Gaza Pantanosas / Ceremony Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano / Reception Venue: Plaza de Magdalena / Bride’s Dress/Custom Bridal Hanbok: House of Lee Hwa / Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Makeup Artist: Razel Ramacula / Hairstylist: Maria Patiño / Caterer: Sundried Tomato Bistro / Cake Bakery: Simply Sweet Cakery / Musician: Shashaty

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