Dana, Linguistics Professor & Michael, Manager of Digital Imaging Services
SUM-UP OF THE WEDDING VIBE: Three families and cultures coming together on a perfect summer’s day full of love, poetry, and vegan eats.
SOUNDTRACK FOR READING: “Dream About Me” by The Depreciation Guild
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WEDDING
I loved when we read our vows to each other. Mike’s were so sweet and he was very well prepared. I, on the other hand, was writing them at 1 in the morning the day of the wedding! It all worked out, though.
OTHER COOL STUFF WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
1. I was adopted from Korea as an infant. I reunited with my Korean family in 2010 and the wedding day was the first time they would meet our families here in New York. As heritage is so important to me, I also wanted to have the many languages of our families to be heard that day. A poetry reading was incorporated into the ceremony with love poems heard in English, Korean, and Spanish (to represent Mike’s Colombian heritage).
2. The guests’ biggest concern before the big day was, “Are we gonna be able to eat anything?” None of our family members had ever attended a vegan wedding before, but as we have both been vegan for ten-plus years we weren’t about to start serving meat on such a special occasion. It turned out that everyone left that day well fed and we won high praise for the Vegan Treats Bakery dessert table.
3. Two motifs that we incorporated into the design of the wedding were our cat logo and the eight-bit heart. We felt bad that our dear cats couldn’t be there so we brought them in this way. The eight-bit heart represented my husband’s love of video games and chiptunes (music based on old-school video games sounds). He composes chiptunes in his spare time.