Real Weddings: Colleen Kim & Michael Cook

Married September 9, 2009 at 2941 Restaurant

Photograph by Brad Wolf/SOTA Dzine

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Occupations: She's a corporate recruiter; he's a financial portfolio manager. Number of wedding attendees: 120 Hometowns: She's from Seoul; he's from Cleveland. How they met: At a private party at the Gaylord Hotel. She accidentally cut her foot; he came to her rescue with napkins and lots of attention! First date: West End Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton. Favorite restaurant: CityZen at the Mandarin Oriental. Where they got engaged: At the "O" Street Mansion. Wedding cocktail: "Coco-Tinis" and "Crust-Tinis." Favorite wedding detail: Our profiles and silhouettes were our theme! Wedding cake: Chocolate marble and white chocolate. Biggest surprise of the wedding: Being able to fit 120 people into a small room at the restaurant for the Korean marriage ceremony. First dance song: "Quando, Quando, Quando" by Michael Buble. Wedding theme: Chic, classic, and clean. Four words that describe the wedding: Unforgettable, elegant, exquisite, and happiness. Where they currently live: Lansdowne, Va.

This article originally appeared in the Winter/Spring 2010 edition of  Washingtonian Bride & Groom.  

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