In the end, it all came down to authenticity. I didn't want a diamond because the billboard told me to, I didn't want a huge white dress because that's the trend, I didn't want a huge buzzing party to show my popularity.
I like colors and ancient traditions and exotic cultures and history. And most of all, I fell in love with a Korean. And this was our dream and our vision and the memory we wanted for our family--to show our children this day and the people who were with us to celebrate. But - It's hard being Queen. No seriously. Korean traditional weddings are hard. I wore 4 different dresses and bowed a zillion times. Not to mention I had to have my arms up, elbows out, perfect stance 'main pose' for bursts of 20 minutes at a time for about 5 hours straight. It was a serious workout. It was exhausting and emotional. But we did it and I was officially an emoji! 🎎✨
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