Since freshman year at New York University, Su Park and Hui Sung Yoon have been through it all over the course of their relationship. “Having come out of the highs and lows stronger each time, we began to wonder, what’s next for us?” smiles Su. While attending The Metropolitan Opera, the curtain came down for intermission and Su turned around mid-clap to find Hui Sung down on one knee. “It was a perfect moment,” Su remembers of the proposal. 

As both Su and Hui Sung grew up living abroad across Europe and Southeast Asia, they had many choices when it came to selecting a location for their nuptials. However, “New York was where we met and fell in love, and it felt just right to host our closest family and friends in our home away from home,” shares the bride. 

They selected a dreamy rooftop garden atop Rockefeller Center overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, which offered an extraordinary setting – especially for those visiting the city for the first time. “Having a venue that was iconic to New York was important to us,” Su adds. 

“Our vision was for a lively outdoor rooftop filled with greenery and surrounded by delicate flowers,” describes Su. They selected lilac as the main hue in their romantic color palette, which was accented with soft pastel tones of blush and peach. Guests found their seats facing the open-top floral arch comprised of whimsical blooms, which also decorated the aisle. “The flowers adorning the ceremony walkway looked like they sprouted from the grass,” notes the bride. 

“Our vision was for a lively outdoor rooftop filled with greenery and surrounded by delicate flowers.”

“In classic, unpredictable New York fashion, it began to drizzle right before the ceremony,” the bride remembers. However, with the help of the wedding party, they were able to secure “I Love NY” umbrellas to save the day. “Surrounded by our closest friends and family, snuggled under translucent umbrellas with red hearts, I forgot about the mud staining the train of my dress or my hair catching the drizzle,” she muses. 

Instead, they focused on their delightful ceremony, including a poetry reading by the bride’s best friend. “Having watched us go from friends to life partners, Val was very much part of our story, and it was so special to have her blessing.” 

To honor their Korean heritage, Su and Hui Sung wore traditional hanbok during cocktail hour. “I loved my hanbok just as much as my wedding dress,” confirms Su. The attire also brought their mothers together, making it even more special.

“While both moms were visiting Korea, they met up in a small hanbok shop and picked out the outfits for us,” the bride shares of the fond memory. Attendees enjoyed libations adorned with monogrammed drink toppers and left messages for the newlyweds on a vintage-inspired rotary phone in lieu of a typical guest book. 

Friends and family found their seats at round tables covered with ivory linens and topped with floral centerpieces featuring pastel-toned blooms surrounded by taper candles. Place settings highlighted blush-hued glassware to add to the romantic design scheme. A sensational menu was enjoyed by all and followed with slices of a lemon curd and raspberry buttercream wedding cake

Su also surprised Hui Sung with a groom’s cake inspired by his favorite sports team: Manchester United. “Our DJ accommodated a last-minute request to play a fan chant as the cake rolled out to the dance floor,” she adds. The rest of the night was spent celebrating with their dearest loved ones, which both Su and Hui Sung will cherish for the rest of their lives.

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