We’re no stranger to a beautiful beach-set engagement session, but when it involves the likes of Peony & Plum and Esther Sun, you better believe we’re in for a treat. Complete with gorgeous gowns and a styled bouquet to match, no detail went untouched, including a cameo appearance by the cutest fur baby you ever did see. More in The Vault for a happy Monday, indeed.
From The Bride….We met while we were both attending law school at the University of Michigan. Mike was a year ahead, so we didn’t actually meet each other until a dinner with other Korean students at the school. We were sitting at opposite ends of the table, and we hardly talked to each other that night. It wasn’t love at first sight! But over the next couple months we saw each other more at school and got to know each other better.
We only started dating a month before Mike’s graduation, and the relationship was long distance from the start. Mike was returning to his hometown, Chicago, to study for the bar, and Sejin was starting a summer internship in New York. Mike stayed with Sejin and her roommate for a month in a railroad-style Upper East Side apartment that summer. After the summer, Sejin went back to school at Michigan, Mike started working in Chicago, and we saw each other on the weekends as much as we could. After Sejin graduated, we spent the summer together in Chicago while Sejin studied for the bar.
After that wonderful summer together in Chicago and after moving together to New York, we both knew we were with the person that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with. We picked out a ring together, but Sejin didn’t know when Mike was going to pop the question. After a dinner out with friends one night, we returned to Sejin’s apartment, and when she opened the door to her room, she was greeted with a runway of white candles and lights leading to the ring. It was a complete surprise!
We’re so excited to be getting married in front of our closest friends and families in Malibu in August, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect engagement shoot!
Photography: Esther Sun Photography | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Dress: BHLDN | Dress: Catherine Deane | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair + Makeup: Theresa Huang | Hair + Makeup: Tokiko Inoue | Venue: Newport Beach