Saturday, August 18, 2012

Jennifer & Matt's Wedding - June 2, 2012

So, I realized that I never posted anything about my reason for my trip home earlier this year: my lovely and awesome friend's (Jennifer Nhung) wedding. I haven't even posted my pics on FB yet. *sigh* I'm so behind.

Here's a picture of the beautiful, newly married couple.
Jennifer & Matt

I had promised Jennifer that I would be home for her wedding, so I went home for her wedding and took a road trip with my Dougie to see Jennifer get married. Jennifer is one of the most awesome people that I've met in Korea. I believe the first day I met Jennifer was at Avalon while having my birthday cake out of a paper cup with chopsticks - 5 years ago just about to the day. I could immediately tell she was a super nice, friendly, and giving person after a few minutes of conversation. After that day came many coffee shop and restaurant adventures in Seoul and Suwon.

I also saw a few heartbreaks for my new, dear friend along the way as she struggled to find a guy that wasn't a douchebag. So I was a little wary when I heard about the "hot lab guy" for one of her classes (she was now back in the US going back to school). But Matt, thankfully, turned out to be a great guy and great for Jennifer. Whenever we would talk online, she would gush about how amazing he was. I was just happy she'd met a decent guy!

Then Matt proposed and Jennifer, of course, said yes. The rehearsal dinner before the wedding was very nice, and it was great to get to meet Jennifer's friends and parents that I had heard so much about and to see Ally and Alvaro again - both of whom I had met and befriended in Korea. The outdoor pavilion was decorated with purple flowers and some paper lantern-type decorations - very Jennifer, actually.

Alvaro and Ally

Matt and Jennifer

The next evening was the wedding, and everyone looked gorgeous. And to my surprise, Alvaro was officiating the wedding. He looked pretty dapper in his little vest.
Matt and Alvaro

Not many of my pictures or videos came out decently, so I won't post them here. But I think I nearly got a bit sniffly when Jennifer was escorted in by her father and step-father. However, the ceremony was very lovely. Their self-written vows were very sweet and full of love.

I don't really know what else to say about the ceremony - everyone looked beautiful and it was wonderful to see Jennifer so happy.

Matt and Jennifer obviously love each other very much and I wish them a lifetime a happiness, laughter, and love.


  1. Awww thanks Libby! I was so thrilled that you made it! I can't believe it's been 5 years!!!

    1. I was just happy I could be there! I can't believe it's been that long either - I guess time flies when you're having fun - or when you're stuck overseas - I'm not sure which :)

  2. Great friendship on display. I could feel the love Libby has for the newly weds, especially Jennifer.

    1. Thanks! ^_^ Yes, I love all of my friends dearly, and Jennifer is no exception.