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Finally! Proof that we got married! Not that you didn’t think we’re married. Right? Right. I know, I know, we act too happy to be married! Simon must be Martina’s gay roommate, brother, or best friend. Nope. We’re very happily married! Now, we’re not gonna show you all of our wedding pictures…since I’m sure our family and friends wouldn’t appreciate their photos being put up online, so here’s a few of us, along with our wedding story.

Umm…what else should we write in this blog post, really? We pretty much said everything we could say about the wedding. At least, I think we did. If there’s anything we missed, ask us in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer.

Oh! We didn’t give a moral to all of this. Grand moral here: don’t be a bridezilla. Simon here. Martina’s bridesmaids didn’t all dress in the exact same outfits, she told them “blue for the maid of honour (her sister) and chocolate brown for everyone else, pick a dress that looks good on you”. Who cares if everyone’s dresses didn’t match?! They looked rocking in the dresses that they picked out! We had an uneven bridesmaids to groomsmen ratio. Who cares?! We had a friend design our invitations and we printed them at a Kinkos’ Printer in Etobicoke. Who cares?! Martina’s photography teacher from High School took our wedding photos, not a thousand dollar photographer. We feel like the details of a wedding event aren’t as important as just being happy to get married, you know?

We know that people often get caught up in the details of the wedding day party, rather than what the wedding day represents: the beginning of the rest of your lives together. The most important thing about getting married is marrying the right person and communicating for the rest of your lives! A lot of people ask us if we fight, and while we do get into disagreements, we never fight yelling and screaming at each other. Communication and making an effort to understand your partner is the key to a fight free relationship. There is no point of holding things back and then blowing up a month down the line because you didn’t bother telling your partner that something upsets you. But, for example, we’ve learned that both our styles of thinking and expressing our opinions are different. Martina needs to burst out what’s on her mind right away in order to express her thoughts, and after venting out all her ideas she comes to a final conclusion, while Simon tends to think about things quietly for a couple days before he brings something up. Different ways and different times of expressing our opinions, it took a couple years of marriage to understand that about each other, BUT, we now understand that so there is no misunderstanding or fighting when that occurs. Even though we’ve been married for over five years, we feel like we’re still dating. Always giggling and excited to see each other.

If there is any advice we can give people dating or getting married it’s to never take the other person for granted. You aren’t dating or married to an enemy, it should be a person who is always rooting for you. A person who likes you makeup free, overweight, cranky, emotional, or depressed. Remind yourself that you’re always in the wooing time period, so buy them random flowers, make them a mix CD, leave them a sweet note, send them a sappy text message, drop by their work with a surprise snack. We feel like life is really short, and you never know what’s going to happen, so don’t forget how awesome it is to be loved or to love someone else.

Oh: and delicious cupcake towers. Cheaper and much more delicious than wedding cakes. You heard it from us. :D

ToFebruary
  1. PromisesNoelle

    Win for Ben Folds; and awesome wedding story -.- i hope my wedding’s that cool but it pry wont be. XP

  2. HAHA ALL THIS TIME I THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE SIBLINGS.

  3. silverdoodles

    I like that you guys went different for the wedding. Like the different colors for the maid of honor and bridesmaids, and that the dresses didn’t match, and a cupcake tower. Very unique and suits your guys’ uniqueness. I’m still young for marriage but I go to wedding banquets a lot so I often think about little details like what color theme should I have and whatnot.

  4. Wow, that seemed like one cool wedding! I hope I’ll have as much fun at my wedding…someday….when I get married…maybe….TT_TT

  5. I just got married this summer and the wedding went great! I mean I forgot his wedding ring in my purse during the ceremony so we had to fake it with one of the dad’s rings. XD And I also got a big square of cake in the face… Oh the pictures are awesome! Afterwards, we went to his band’s battle of the bands competition and they won it! Pretty much the best day ever.

  6. Dear Simon and Martina,
    Can you share with us your thoughts about the DBSK/JYJ lawsuit with SME ?

  7. If you have food allergy, like milk (which I have) or other things like egg or gluten, would eating out in Korea be troublesome? Are a lot of the Korean cuisine based on or made with milk?

  8. I have never been interested in weddings, I’ve always avoided even thinking about my own wedding, I’m just not interested in such kind of stuff – maybe because I also believe that not wedding byt getting married is essential.
    But after listening to your wedding story, for the first time of my life I thought that it’s an awesome wedding scheme! Small and pretty crazy! :D unforgettable ^^ THANK YOU!

  9. sasha092398

    i have a question…

    Did you guys hear about WonderGirl’s Min Sunye’s wedding which will be held in january? What is the korean citizen typical response to these kind of situations? Does an artists popularity go down once they are married? I noticed that in america many of the most popular artists are married, but it seems like Korea doesn’t have that many married idols… what will you think will happen to the WonderGirls from here on?

    ~Sasha

  10. Have you guys experienced any death of your pet?

  11. I want to hear your comments and I want to see your reaction about WG’s Sunye marriage next year. :)

  12. Kind of an embarrassing moment. I looked up Ben Folds song (The Luckiest) and about half way through, I started crying! That never happens. Martina, Simon… what have you done to me?(…I don’t even know you guys… seriously… you’ve ruined me! Ruined me I say!)

  13. I know it is going to be awhile before you do anymore videos and I also know you have already answered a question about tattoos, but I’m still gonna ask since my question is a little more generic, what is the alternative community like in S. Korea? How do people who are heavily tattooed and/or pierced get by in such a conservative country? Are either of you involved at all? Do you have people you know or are close to who are?

  14. Hello mr. and mrs. Awesome! I have a TL;DR question for you. You got Spudgy in korea right, but you’ve also taken him with you abroad to canada. Didn’t you need to put him into quarantine for that? How does it work really when brining animals outside or into South Korea?

  15. Simon looks sooo stylish in this vid (so does Martina :) )
    It reallly looks good on him!

  16. Simon Nguyen

    I have a question for Wednesday’s TL;DR.

    Do Korean people ever talk about sexual intercourse? Like in school and other places. Does this conversation exist or not because I have seen a few K Dramas before and all of them don’t have this conversation. Though they do talk about dates and all that other stuff.

    Sorry if this is too inappropriate.

    Hoping this is not banned like Xiah Junsu is.

  17. Ericka Bilby

    So one thing I don’t understand about kpop is that it seems like there’s a new hit out every week unlike American music where it seems like we are listening to the same songs for months on end. Can you give some insight on this?

  18. Sherrie Chung

    For the next TL;DR, please update us on how studio hunting has been going!

  19. Hey Simon and Martina! It is getting close to American Thanksgiving and with that comes the rush of holiday “spirit”.With so many expats in Korea, do you see much of the “westernized” holidays? Do expats get together to have a big ole turkey dinner? (can you find turkey in Korea?) What about Christmas and Christmas trees? Is it more religious or more commercial?

  20. For having lived in Korea for so long, how well do you speak Korean or how badly do you speak Korean? For a lot of people, I heard that living in the country helps you to learn the language quicker and more efficiently. How does that apply to you?

  21. What countries have you visited and which one was the most memorable?

  22. Wow! That is the best honeymoon story I have ever heard! BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE AMAZINGNESS GOOD. Any Indie bands or venues here in Seoul? Thanks!

  23. hi sexy martina and handsome simon <3

    do u guys know if Korean banks have a minimum age for opening a new
    account? I just found out that KT only allows 20+ year olds (by
    international age, not Korean age) to purchase mobile phone service.
    It's going to be a pain in the ass for me to get phone service.It'll be
    an even bigger pain if I can't get a bank account.

  24. hi sexy martina and handsome simon <3

    do u guys know if Korean banks have a minimum age for opening a new
    account? I just found out that KT only allows 20+ year olds (by
    international age, not Korean age) to purchase mobile phone service.
    It's going to be a pain in the ass for me to get phone service.It'll be
    an even bigger pain if I can't get a bank account.

  25. This is another question about fashion: Are there many North American stores in Korea? Like Abercrombie and Fitch, etc. If so, are they popular, or ae they just kind of there but not doing anything? What are peoples’ opinions on American fashion?

  26. What other wedding that you’ve heard of has an after party with celebs? None. Best wedding ever!!

  27. Hi! I just recently “discovered” your blog/youtube page, Eatyourkimchi, and so far (Got a bit obsessed with comparing your thoughts on videos with mine, so I watched every single video. Stalkerish, yes somewhat ^^,) I really like it! You guys are actually my first real “connection” as to how it is living in Korea, and since I’m applying to spend a semester at a university there, I just want to ask one or two questions. You see I’m tall, and I know you talked about being tall in Korea in another video, but since I’m not a man like Simon, I really couldn’t do anything with the information you gave in that video. So I wonder, will I be able to find clothes in Korea? Will I be taller than every guy I’ll meet (I’m 178 cm)? Are all Korean girls tiny tiny?
    Hope you’ll take time to answer this question.
    Love, Malin

  28. How did you two learn Korean? What was the most difficult aspect?

  29. TylynJohn

    This post and all your tldr’s about you guys as a couple always make me do happy that I cry. Me and my boyfriend have been together for over a year now and although out long distance relationship is tough on us, seeing you and Simon be so amazing together really helps me to look forward to the future where we are married and just as happy as ever (: that being said. I WOULD SO SAVE UP MY MEAGER DOLLARS TO GO TO A VOW RENEWAL, (: and totally offer my makeup and hair services to Martina (:

  30. JaydeLinn

    Here’s a question! Does anything bad ever happen to you guys?!? You two seem to be magnets of awesome events and all kinds of awesome things happen to you guys! And you are two awesome people who found each other and have an awesome relationship and have an awesome business doing things you love and EVERYTHING YOU DO IS JUST SO FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!

    What is this wizardry!?! Tell me your secrets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. michiehaha87

    LMFAO! @ the do not disturb sign xD so funny. May you guise be happy forevah! :)

  32. Roxana Novoa

    Your wedding actually sounds more amazingthan any of those super multi million dollar wedding. Im looking forward to someday having a small wedding myself, and congrats on being an amazing couple. :)

    P.S. Simon and Martina I have a TLDR for you, I feel like a lot of fans on Korea are obviously very capable of sending goodies and letters to their favorite kpop stars, here in the US and many other foreign countries I am positive its a bit harder to make that happen, specially finding accurate addresses where to send anything to. Whats your take on this, can you provide a place we can find lets say Mblaq or 2ne1’s fan mail address?

  33. Nahian Anjum Shejuti

    well… my elder brother’s getting married on 21st November this year… and I totally agree with the fact that how couples get worked up about the details of the marriage ceremony rather than relax and realize that what is the actual result of this ceremony, that is, joining two lives together and starting a new sort of life together… the work up factor should be done by us, the couple’s families! :P We have been planning this wedding for nearly a year and we still have HUGE things left like which event manager’s gonna do the flower arrangements and whose gonna provide the cutlery and a chef to cook our menu… We tried to get them slightly worked up (after all they have they’re own opinions about their own ceremony right?) and they did their bit so nicely and like a really good co-op team, showing signs of a well communicated married couple… I personally hope and pray that they have a great life together! Oh, did I say my brother’s getting married to his woman with whom he had a relationship for 8 years? :P XDDD

  34. I find your personal life VERY interesting because you guys to enough of Korean stuff on K-Indie and Kpop music monday, WANK and FAPFAP lol…OMFG I ACTUALLY REMEMBER ALL THE NAMES AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OPEN THE HAPPYYYY!!

  35. You guys are a match made in heaven. Such a cool couple!

    I completely agree with everything that you have written regarding marriage. Like you guys wrote, in the midst of preparing for the perfect wedding, a lot of people forget what the actual ceremony is for: dedicating the rest of your life to your partner.

    I know that your marriage is going to last forever. And we nasties are going to watch EYK even when you guys are old and wrinkly. :D

  36. kpopfan123
    kpopfan123

    Your wedding, proposal and love stories are worthy to be in a novel! (that’s how awesome they are!! > . <)
    2:48 very ingenious Martina :D

    04:43 your cupcake tower makes me think of a 'Bertie Botts every flavor Beans' tower :)))

    05:20 Omo… that song!! (; _ ;)

    Your wedding picture is lovely!! *___*

  37. AngryBacon4

    First of all new to your site, but awesome videos, very entertaining, especially the one about korean group dancing…… BUT Seeing as how there is a lockout and all in the states, i want to know about the korean hockey league, have you guys been to a game, and what is it like?!?

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  39. Your wedding sounded awesome! What are veterinary clinics in Korea Like? Are pets treated differently in Korea verses North America?

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