This wedding spanned the globe and brought 2 families and 3 cultures together; Chinese, Korean and American cultures were acknowledged beautifully.
Wedding Ceremony with a Waterfall and Chandeliers!
Parents of the Groom
3 Groomsmen & Bridesmaids
Music:___Thousand Years, C. Perry__
Bride with 2 Mothers
Music:__Air On the G String, J. S. Bach_
Musical Moment Flowers to 3 mothers
Music:__Moon Represents My Heart, Traditional Chinese Song
Pronouncement – Butterfly Release
Music:_Runaway, The Corrs_
After dinner I conducted a game where contestants danced on a newspaper… that was then folded in half… and then in half again into smaller and smaller sections. Everyone had fun and the winning dance couple received a very nice gift.
The Pyebaek Ceremony is a Korean wedding custom where the married couple acknowledges their parents; similar to a Tea Ceremony. The parents bless the couple by throwing walnuts into the ceremonial apron of the bride for “Boy Babies” and Jujubes for “Girl Babies”. At the end of the ceremony the bride jumps on the groom’s back and he carries her out of the room (to start their honeymoon). See video below. Read what Wikipedia says about a Pyebaek Ceremony.
Centerpiece give away Game with Toasts
One spoon per table is passed around as music plays. When the music changes the spoon is passed in the opposite direction. When the music stops the holders of the spoon are invited to the dance floor where they congratulate the couple on the mic.
- They can tell a story.
- They can offer a toast.
This is impromptu speaking where the spoon holding guests speak from the heart and wins the centerpiece.
Bouquet Toss Video
Bouquet Toss that took everyone by surprise!
Dance Dance Dance
Now occasionally I hear rumor that “Asian audiences don’t dance” at weddings. Well this certainly wasn’t the case at this wedding. Paris who really knew her guests provided great list of dance music. Dance they did and everyone had a great time. Here is what I played:
You Send Me (Duet with Chaka Khan), Rod Stewart
The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
For the Love of You, Isley Brothers
Let’s Stay Together, Al Green
You’re The First, The Last, Barry White
Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
Fire Burning, Sean Kingston
Bust A Move, Young MC
Salsa, Yuri Buenaventura
Rie y Llora, Celia Cruz
Hypnotize, The Notorious B.I.G.
Pon de Replay, Rihanna
Rich Girl, Gwen Stefani
Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough, Michael Jackson
California Love, 2Pac, Dr. Dre
Treasure, Bruno Mars
Scream & Shout, will.i.am
September, Earth, Wind & Fire
Hey Baby, No Doubt
Gangnam Style (강남스타일), PSY
Danza Kuduro, Don Omar
Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas
I Love It, Icona Pop
Good Feeling, Flo Rida
Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Marvin Gaye
Lucky, Jason Mraz
Tomorrow Can Wait, David Guetta
Cup Of Life Ricky Martin
Ritmo Tribal, Los Del Rio
I Know You Want Me, Pitbull
Hey Ya!, Outkast
I Got You, James Brown
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Frankie Valli
Very Thought Of You, Nat King Cole
Congratulations to Peter and Paris! Thank you for including Sheila and I in your wedding celebration.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
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