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Outdoorsy DIY Affair

Youngna Park & Jacob Krupnick

South Kent, Connecticut
October 10, 2010

P hotographer and video producer Jacob Krupnick, 28, discovered Youngna Park’s photo blog in 2006 and struck up an e-mail correspondence. Months later, Youngna, also 28, chose to interview Jacob for a school assignment. The pair eventually started dating and, in February 2010, took a life-altering trip upstate. “Jacob proposed in the middle of this picturesque frozen lake,” Youngna recalls. “We were laughing and crying and jumping around. We had friends waiting on the shore, and Jacob yelled, ‘She’s going to be my wife!’ ” The couple wed at a family friend’s house overlooking the Catskills. Because they were paying for most of the wedding themselves, they got creative. That meant DIY flowers, napkins sewn by Youngna’s mom, and desserts baked by friends. After the ceremony, the party moved to an adjoining tent, where guests danced to music spun by a buddy. At one point, the couple slunk away to take pictures along a scenic trail. Says Youngna, “We were under a beautiful canopy of foliage, and it just hit us: ‘This is real—we’re married!’ ”

The Details

Dress: Saja
Suit: Paul Smith
Shirt & Tie: J.Crew
Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Comey
Hair & Makeup: Frances Sorensen
Caterer: Wood’s Pit BBQ & Mexican Cafe
Portrait Cake: Amelia Halverson
Rings: Caitlin Mociun


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