Minji & Chripstopher’s University of Michigan Museum of Art Wedding was full of not only detail but also a lot of patience as their original date was affected by COVID.
Minji & Chris were originally scheduled to have their wedding at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in July of 2021. Due to the restrictions they chose to push their date to July 30, 2022 and I’m so glad they did and it was well worth the wait! However, I did manage to photograph their engagement session which can be found here.
I began documenting Minji and Chris prepping for their wedding at the Hyatt Place in Ann Arbor, which is not far from the ceremony location. It’s safe to say I love brides who stay on time which they did very well. The bridesmaids were wrapping up with hair and make-up and the groomsmen were almost completely ready!
Minji had wonderful details incorporating the catholic ceremony as well as the Korean ceremony. I’m sure you can understand how important that is to have when I’m capturing your story! From the wedding invitation, her perfume, her shoes, to even the envelope stamp the details showcased their personality and what to expect from the wedding day.
When it came time for Minji to get into her wedding dress, not only was her mother smiling and full of happy tears, so was Christopher’s mother.
Afterwards, Minji and her Father Hyungu had a first look in the lobby at the Hyatt Place An Arbor. This is where the father of the bride sees the bride for the very first time. There’s a special place in my heart for parents who have such geniune love for their children and it feels like an honor to be able to capture those moments.
After her time with Sung, we departed for St. Francis of Assisi. Here Minji & Chris had a full Catholic mass wedding ceremony. Like most traditional ceremonies, this was full of laughter, tears, smiles and love.
Before the reception Minji and Chris had a few other events to celebrate! We departed to the University of Michigan Law Quad for their bridal party photos before touring the University of Michigan Museum of Art for the pictures of just the two of them.
Minji & Chris swiftly took off to then prepare for their traditional Korean Ceremony! Guys, the colors, the details, wow. Just WOW! I cannot express enough how incredible details are and how much of them tell YOUR story.
After their finishing touches together with their mothers, they made their way upstairs for the Korean ceremony to take place in the lobby at UMMA.
While the attire is dreamy and jaw dropping, it was a lot to wear for the remainder of the evening, they then opted to change back into their suit and dress.
When it came time for their announcement, I love how the guests did not know where they were coming in from. Everyone is looking around and suddenly, there you see Minji and Chris up top looking down at everyone, together. The cheers, the napkin circling and celebration down below was incredible!
In conclusion to the important parts of the day, Minji & Chris finished the night away. Further celebrating their love for one another with friends and family. I am beyond blessed to have been there to capture their story.
A huge shoutout to every vendor who made thei day possible especially working through the ebbs and flows of COVID.
Photographer – Sarah Kossuch
Second Photographer – Daighna Rayner
Hair: Kismet Studio Farmington / Jennifer Schropp
Makeup: Jason Ngyuen
Transportation/Party Bus: Golden Limo
Caterer: The Moveable Feast Catering / Sherry Perkins
Reception Venue: UMMA
Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome Party: Maura Zakem
Korean ceremony rentals: Oh Happy Day Chicago / Jiyoung Kim
Hello! Ice cream: Kayla and Nick
St. Francis: Father James Conlon firstname.lastname@example.org
Florist: University Flower Shop
DJ Block Party: Derek Hall
Phone Guest book: After the tone