Chic Wedding With A Special Korean Ceremony

November 24, 2021 | morgan

Today’s wedding boasts an impressive venue, sleek acrylic decor, creative floral installations, a classic monochromatic theme, the purr-fect first look, and a special Korean ceremony. Angie and Simon’s chic wedding at the Hangar 21 is the perfect combination of modern, timeless, and a good time. 

For the ceremony, Angie was breathtaking in her A-line gown with floral lace applique featuring a deep plunge neckline and low open back. She then changed for the reception into a dance-worthy and trendy jumpsuit. Simon also had a great stylish moment in his classic all-black suit. 

The couple honored their Korean heritage with their contemporary take of the traditional Korean wedding custom, the Paebaek. The bride wore a beautifully embroidered cream, gold, and burgundy hanbok. The groom looked equally dashing in his complementary traditional attire. 

During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and the couple’s signature cocktails while the venue was being flipped from a modern ethereal ceremony to a minimalist chic reception. If you’re looking for black and white chic wedding inspo, you’re not going to want to miss any of the stunning images captured by Kapsule Co.

The Couple:

Angie + Simon

The Wedding:

Hangar 21, Fullerton, California

A Chic Wedding Ceremony To Reception Transformation

Hangar 21 was the ultimate blank canvas that could be transformed into anything. For the ceremony, white floral arrangements and greenery adorned each row of ghost chairs and the gorgeous, understated backdrop. The amazing wedding team and vendors were hard at work creating a seamless transformation from ceremony to reception. Tables were draped in white linen to match the white Tiffany chairs then elegant monochromatic place settings were added. The themed centerpieces and repurposed decor were the perfect finishing touches to bring it together.

A Special and Customised Korean Ceremony

The couple wanted to honor their own heritage by weaving traditional elements of the Paebaek into their wedding day like the tossing and catching of chestnuts and dates, and the date kiss. They blended rituals beautifully and made it fun to share this special moment with their guests.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kapsule Co
Event Planning + Floral Design – Beloved Events Co.
Venue – Hangar 21
Catering – Jay’s Catering
Cake – Patty’s Cakes
DJ – HiDef Event Group
Videography – Justin Choe
Invitation Design – Sincerely Harveys
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist – MJ Lee
Wedding Dress – Nicole Milano
Groom’s Apparel – Friar Tux
Rentals – MTB Event Rentals


Congratulations to Angie and Simon! And a big thank you to Angie and Simon for sharing this chic wedding with beautiful photos captured by Kapsule Co.

From traditional ceremonies to thoughtful and meaningful touches, there are many unique ways your wedding can reflect your own heritage. Get started with our wedding planning checklist to pull off an unforgettable wedding.

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The Big Fake Wedding Is Better Than Ever for 2022

November 23, 2021 | morgan

image by Brit Nicole of Texas Elopements

Congratulations on your engagement! After you’ve settled into the excitement, it’s time to start planning. Planning a wedding is a huge task, but gathering inspiration and knowing what to do with it can take just as much work. With Pinterest, Instagram, and basically any online search, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with options. On top of that, working with images is great but seeing your options in person is even better. That’s where our good friends from The Big Fake Wedding come in. 

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Attend Their Shows As A Wedding Guest

With the help of local small businesses and wedding vendors, The Big Fake Wedding travels the United States to host more than 20 wedding shows every year. They work tirelessly to put together a wedding experience unlike any other—which is the same reason we love partnering with them. Instead of just looking at inspiration images online, you actually become a wedding guest for the day. 

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That’s right, The Big Fake Wedding doesn’t just host a wedding show, they host a faux wedding for a real couple to renew their vows and you get to attend. At each “ceremony” guests have a chance to meet with local vendors, check out interesting venues, and—best of all—eat wedding cake! 

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Check Out Local Vendors

Every event comes with its own mood board, featured couple, swag bag, and signature drink. When we say The Big Fake Wedding is unlike any other wedding show, we mean it. Attending these amazing shows means you’ll get a chance to build a relationship with your vendors instead of walking down aisles of merchants and retailers all vying for your attention. You’ll actually see and experience what these planners, florists, musicians, and caterers are capable of for your wedding day. 

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Big Fake Wedding Inspiration

The Big Fake Wedding doesn’t just focus on pastel colors and boho vibes—although they’re great at those too. Each event gets its own mood board! Upcoming events include inspiration like Cigarette Daydreams that lean on descriptions like sexy, dark, and smoky; or Tokyo Nights where the inspiration is bold, bright, and spunky. Their events have something for everyone. Any time The Big Fake Wedding crew announces a new inspiration board and theme, we can’t wait for the pages to load to see what’s in store. 

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Ready to buy you and your sweetheart a ticket to The Big Fake Wedding? You can view their 2022 schedule on their website today and read about their past events by clicking here.

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Intentional and Glam Restaurant Wedding

November 23, 2021 | morgan

Eric and Ryan reimagined traditional practices and created a celebration filled with playful nods to their love story—showcasing them in the details of their intentional and glam restaurant wedding. From the completely personalized ceremony to the show-stopping complementary suits and stylish moccasins, their wedding was meaningful, fun, and unforgettable.

They chose a venue known for its food and signature drinks, the best gluten-free cupcakes in town, and impeccable cozy, romantic interior.The Copper Hen in Minneapolis was the perfect venue for their big day. The DIY decor added character and charm to the already gorgeous space. Plus, the custom swag bags were a very thoughtful finishing touch!

Josh Olson did an amazing job capturing every beautiful moment. If you’re considering a venue with lots of personality, keep scrolling to score insightful tips and get inspired by this glam restaurant wedding.

The Couple:

Eric + Ryan

The Wedding:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Choosing The Copper Hen For Their Glam Restaurant Wedding

We wanted a place where we could have the ceremony and reception to avoid travel and downtime for our guests. Earlier that year we went to brunch at the Copper Hen for Ryan’s birthday, and well into the bottomless mimosas, Ryan looked around and proclaimed that “this would make a great wedding venue.” Turns out, they do lots of weddings!

Personalized Wedding Ceremony And Touching Tribute

We spent a lot of time focusing on the details of the wedding ceremony—the liturgy, the readings, and the songs. Even our unique unity ceremony where glass shards were used to create a beautiful vase, which was something we did as one of our early dating activities. And calling attention to our lost loved ones by lighting a candle among their remembrance photos. The one part of the ceremony that stands out are the customized vows that we wrote for the other and when Eric broke out into a song that meant so much to Ryan as a child. We’re proud of how everything came together and how well received it was by our loved ones. 

Religious Support For Their Wedding

We both wanted to have a religious component to our ceremony while still keeping everything LGBT flavored. We pulled inspiration from many spiritual and religious ceremonies. Then we added in some details found in same-sex wedding ceremonies. We went through everything with our Pastor, who is also a close personal friend, and completely personalized the ceremony with special Eric and Ryan details

Live Streaming The Ceremony

We were married during COVID, so the most important things were how to keep our family and friends safe while still finding ways to celebrate us and our union. Since COVID restrictions dictated so much of what we could do for the reception, the wedding ceremony was our chance to wow the guests who were physically present as well as the many guests streaming the ceremony online.

A Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Was The Best Decision

One of the best photo decisions we made with Josh Olson was doing a pre-wedding shoot. That way, the wedding day wouldn’t be quite as crazy trying to take portrait photos around town. One of the things that really attracted us to Josh’s work was how artistic his approach was—he didn’t have a set approach to shooting a wedding but he let the moment or vibe guide him. 

The Wedding Day Menu

The Copper Hen was amazing to work with—from planning the completely customized menu to the fabulous cake and specialty cocktails. We tried to do a mix of Georgia comfort food with Wisconsin flares. Everything was made from scratch and served family style. 

Standout Custom Wedding Favors

We may have gone overboard with wedding favors, but we love details and making guests feel special. We had custom tote swag bags designed with a map of the Minneapolis skyway system with a heart over where we met on our first date and proceeded to walk the skyways. Inside the bag we personalized everything—activity books, pens, pads of paper with our pictures on them, boxes of heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies made by Ryan’s dad, breath mints, bubbles, crayons, playdough, and even mini rainbow flags!

Wedding Planning Advice

Our most important advice is to get a wedding coordinator, someone who you vibe with and will make the planning process fun so that it takes the stress right off your shoulders. The day flowed so smoothly under Whitney James’ direction with the help of her staff. Also, if something doesn’t feel right, it’s ok to pivot and change directions and go with vendors or artists that will work more cohesively with the overall team.

Living In The Moment

We were told to live in each moment, and our coordinator did her best to keep to the timeline, but seeing how fast the day went still blew us away. Overall, it was such a fun day filled with love and laughter. Bringing together our families and friends, sharing our favorite foods and music, and knowing that we were so loved and supported in that moment, was so special to us. 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – J Olson Weddings
Event Planning – Whitney James Events
Venue – The Copper Hen Cakery & Eatery
Officiant – Rev. Kelley Jepsen
Live Music – Joshua J Schmidt
Videography – Eyetography film & foto
Invitation Design – WithJoy
Rings – Wedding Day Diamonds


Congratulations to Eric and Ryan on their intentional and glam restaurant wedding! Big thanks to Josh Olson for capturing the emotions of their day so perfectly.

Weddings may be rooted in tradition, but they have since evolved into celebrations that reflect each couple’s love story in unique ways. Read our planning guide dedicated to LGBTQ+ couples and start envisioning your special day, tailored your way.

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