Photography by Jerry and Ingrid.
Photography by Ingrid and Jerry
Three weeks before their wedding at V. Sattui Winery in Napa, Ken emailed me to ask me if I can do him a favor. I thought it would be a photographic favor but instead he asked me if I could help him translate his vows into Korean. Ken doesn't speak a lick of Korean and he's not from a Korean family, so this was a very interesting request. I know he wanted to show Ji's family how much he loves Ji, but I thought he was nuts! I thought that with his busy law school schedule, there wasn't enough time for him to memorize a whole page of vows in another language in only a few weeks. I was genuinely worried for him. I sent the vows to my dad and also some friends in Korea. Then I combined the two formal and informal translations into one for Ken to memorize. On the day of the wedding, while Ken was getting dressed, I went over his pronunciation. During the ceremony, his brother held up white cards translating his Korean vows into Englsih. Everyone, especially Ji's parents, were extremely impressed. I could not believe he pulled it off! I've seen a lot of wedding vows but Ken's will definitely be one that I remember for the rest of my life!