Brett and Aera are one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever featured on the journal. From their pre-ceremony prayer together to Brett’s ukulele song for Aera, this garden wedding was made up of perfect moments and thoughtful gestures.
From the photographer, Liv Lyszyk:
Brett and Aera are two of the most fun and welcoming people I’ve had the privilege of working with. Their family surrounded them with so much love on their special day and were an integral part of each aspect of the wedding. I also loved the unique and non-traditional aspects of their day.
The morning ceremony was intimate and filled with their love for God and each other. Instead of having a receiving line, the bride and groom met their guests as they left the pews after the ceremony. It was such a nice personal touch on something that often gets overlooked. The couple also chose to incorporate some aspects of Aera’s Korean culture into the wedding. They had the traditional Korean wedding ducks sitting next to their wedding cake. They explained the meaning of the ducks to their guests while cutting the cake. Traditionally, the ducks are meant to symbolize prosperity, wealth, and loyalty.
Although their wedding omitted many of the things we see as expected at weddings, none of that was missed. They did a great job of doing what they felt was appropriate and not worrying about what was expected. Perhaps the most unexpected part of the day was when Brett serenaded Aera with a ukulele song he had written for her. It was a highlight that kept friends and family buzzing even after the bride and groom drove off on their honeymoon.