A Modern Korean Wedding at Summerour Studio in Atlanta, Georgia

After first meeting at work, Deborah Choi (25 and a graduate student) and Steven Kang (31 and a tech advisor) said "I do" at Summerour Studio in midto

After first meeting at work, Deborah Choi (25 and a graduate student) and Steven Kang (31 and a tech advisor) said "I do" at Summerour Studio in midtown Atlanta. Deborah's California upbringing inspired the neutral color scheme, while the couple's Korean heritage added spunk. "Korean celebrations tend to be extremely colorful," Deborah says. During cocktail hour, Deborah and Steven dressed in cultural outfits and celebrated with a traditional Paebaek ceremony and Korean folk music. "The entire hour was filled with laughter and cheering," she says of sharing the custom with older relatives and younger friends. Guests then dined on a fusion menu including Korean barbecue, Southern fried chicken, a peach ombre cake and Korean sweets.—Caroline Eubanks

"We wanted to pick a venue that was convenient for guests to enjoy a variety of attractions in Atlanta," Deborah says. "Summerour was the perfect fit for us. It is located right in the midtown area, just a few minutes away from museums, shopping centers and historical sites. You can even see the Atlanta skyline along the wall of windows."
Black-and-White Chalkboard Calligraphy Sign
Asymmetrical Green and White Bridal Bouquet
Deborah's dress came from Bel Fiore Bridal, but her mother added touches. She wore a veil from David's Bridal. Her former makeup artist mother also perfected her wedding day look.
Deborah originally wanted a more elaborate gown. But after seeing the simple silhouette at the store, she chose this gown. Her mother added sleeves and beading for the big day, adding to the glamour.
"We had five bridesmaids," Deborah says. "All of them had different style preferences and body types, so I decided that a mix-and- match design would be most appropriate. J.Crew had beautiful chiffon dresses that were perfect for the summer heat, and they offered plenty of design options to satisfy each bridesmaid. Our wedding color was white and coral, so picking the color was easy."
"We shopped together for the wedding bands," Steven says. "I usually prefer a simple, classic style, so the gold band was perfect. Deborah wasn’t sure if she would always wear her engagement ring every day, since Korean women traditionally wear only their wedding band. So we decided to pick a wedding band that would still look beautiful and sparkly on its own."
Yellow and Purple Mother-of-the-Groom Dress
"I wanted to match the outdoor courtyard’s greenery, so I asked our florist to try to emulate that on the staircase," Deborah says. "She did a beautiful job of keeping the shape and texture very natural and romanticizing it with votive candles."
Steven's parents treated Deborah and Steven to a traditional tea ceremony to add to their Korean ceremony, known as a paebaek. Deborah wore brightly colored Korean robes.
Gold Sequined Tabel Linen
Small Floral Centerpiece in Silver Cup
Elegant Gold Table Runner with Gold Chiavari Chairs
Simple Dinner Menu With Custom Illustration
"We actually had two cakes," Deborah says. "We had a beautiful four-tier red velvet, peach ombre bridal cake with cream cheese filling. Our cake topper was specially created by my talented mother, who was inspired by our Korean cultural wedding attire. Steve got a chocolate cake with buttercream filling and fondant with the New York Mets logo."
Despite having trouble finding the right kind of sparklers, the couple's coordinator pulled off the grand finale. The couple left their wedding and honeymooned in Montreal and Quebec.