A Romantic Multicultural Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California
For their romantic Easter-themed wedding, Uni Choe and John Chen blended her Korean heritage with his Chinese ancestry. "Last year, we both moved to Korea to help my mom fight cancer, and the experience had strengthened and renewed our faith. Miraculously, she has recovered fully, and we wanted to host our wedding on Easter to underscore the power of prayer and hope," Uni says. The day started with a first look and honorary Korean ceremony, where Uni wore the traditional hanbok in yellow and red. A Western ceremony followed, and it overlooked a picturesque view of mountains and trees. "Because the views were so beautiful, we didn’t feel the need to do a lot of décor apart from string lights hanging from the trees," Uni says. They also had an ethereal-looking asymmetrical ceremony arch that didn't connect at the top. Uni wore a flowing dress with soft 3-D detailing, and John sported a navy suit with brown buttons and silk lining. Uni changed for a third time after the ceremony, choosing an elegant red gown to honor John's Chinese roots. The reception was decorated with pastel-colored flower arrangements, ivory linens and decorations in lavender, blue, yellow and peach. "We included Easter-themed desserts, and we filled the dessert table with chocolates and candies shaped like eggs, bunnies and carrots from our favorite shops," Uni says. "We also set up a petting zoo, complete with bunnies, baby goats, llamas and mini pigs."
Our favorite #MakeTradition moment: "One of our favorite parts of the wedding was our unity ceremony of watering a tree," Uni says. "We wanted to water an oak tree and love the fact that it serves as a reminder and symbol of our marriage every day."