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Our Wedding Story

November 7, 2012

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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

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  1. i want to know if other people apart english teacher have the oportunity to go and teach in korea for example im colombian that is posible

    3 years ago
  2. I love this :)

    3 years ago
  3. You guys have such a beautiful relationship. :) I love my man and hope to marry him someday.^_^ but I have patience and know if it’s meant to be it will be. I am inspired by your relationship <3

    3 years ago
  4. Your wedding sounds really awesome! I totally agree with what you said about the meaning being more important than the details of the celebration.

    As for my question, while on the subject of marriage:
    I’ve seen in many dramas and also heard elsewhere, that Korean people tend to get married before they’re thirty, but at the same time, you guys have said several times that you are young to be married in Korea. Is there really such a short time frame in Korea when you should get married, for example 28-30 years old, as opposed to Western countries where you can get married at pretty much any age? Also, is it frowned upon to not get married, either to stay single or live together with a partner without getting married? And finally, what do Koreans generally think about divorce and/or getting remarried?

    This actually ended up being several questions instead of one…. If you answer just one question, I’ll be happy ^^

    3 years ago
    • Recent Korean news said more and more young people are delaying the marriage or not planning the marriage until they get financially settled. A lot of young people in Korea are struggling financially. and some of them don’t want to get married cos they just don’t have the same idea about marriage as the older generation. Marriage has become our own decision, an option not an required part of life. No more K-drama in the reality.

      3 years ago
  5. Wow, that sounds freakin’ amazing :p I actually agree with the whole small wedding situation… my family is HUGE and I haven’t talked to most them in maybe 10 years except for my close family because I’ve lived far from home most of that time. So honestly, I really don’t want to pay for anyone I’m not close with to go to my wedding…

    My bf and I will probably get married in Vegas… but not one of the cheap ones… probably at one of the nice hotels, they have decent packages for small weddings with lots of different settings ;) So yeah, i’d like to keep it to maybe 30-35 ppl… it’s usually cheap to fly to Vegas and then we can have dinner at nice restaurant hopefully ;)

    3 years ago
  6. Nev

    AWWWWW *sniffle :’) OMG Simon is such a romantic. That is adorable. My other half and I never did the whole proposal and marriage thing, but that is sooo sweet I kinda wish we had :D

    3 years ago
  7. you restore my faith in humanity… haha

    3 years ago
  8. I knew your wedding was going to be awesome after I had watched your engagment TL;DR video forever ago…
    You two are such an inspiration!!! I love the whole idea for the wedding and your wedding night sounded so much fun! I can just picture you guys danceing to some slow song and then the Dj screechen out and you two start busting out to Shinee! I loved the candy jars, such a great idea, as well as the balloons!
    I’m 18 and havn’t started dateing yet so I’m a bit nervous when thinking about being happily married, which is my life goal, because I’ve seen more broken families then happy bubbily ones. You two give me hope! Its like prepre-Marriage counciling by eatyourkimchi!

    3 years ago
  9. WOW. You saw Chris Bosh!!! That’s so awesome.

    3 years ago
  10. Favorite TL;DR Ever. :) And you were right, I am pretty jelly…lol <3

    3 years ago
  11. I was wondering if you guys split the expenses or only one of you guys paid for everything?

    3 years ago
  12. LOL.. The fact that we all want to know this stuff only shows that you guys have become celebrities. Thanks for sharing.

    3 years ago
  13. I’m thinking of…
    a wedding vow renewal and the nasties get to be invitedddd! how awesomely nasty would that be?! xD

    3 years ago
    • yes yes yes yes yse!! that would be amazing! :D

      3 years ago
    • OMG! That’d be totally awesome! If we renewed our vows in Korea, would you all come join us? PLZ SAY YES!

      3 years ago
      • Yes, of course we would come to Korea for that! It’s a good excuse after all. I’ve been saving up for a trip out there, but it takes sooooo long on my salary. Oh, and we’ll bring the candy too! :-)

        3 years ago
      • I’m not one to buy a plane ticket out of my city for a concert of my favourite kpop idol, but I’d book a ticket to korea to attend this vow renewal during the summer. No Joke. *serious face mode*

        3 years ago
      • It’d be awesome to do it Korean Style- kpop, kfood, kfashion, NASTY!!! Anytime, anywhere, anyhow, I’ll be there with a special delivery cos I missed out on your donation drive while away in some remote part of the world. Looking forward to your e-invite

        3 years ago
      • YES! Let us know a few months before, i’m definitely going to save up for a plane ticket to S.Korea!! xD xD

        3 years ago
      • Not in summer, it is hot and humid. Do it in spring, sometime in mid
        May. Yey.

        3 years ago
      • psh… I would save my meager paychecks for you guys! YES!

        3 years ago
      • jk

        YES AND WE CAN LUCIFER/ROLY-POLY THE CRAP OUTTA DAT D.F (Read: dancefloor)

        3 years ago
      • Yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And bring spudgy and memmersworth

        3 years ago
      • Yeesss!!! Who would carry the rings? Memmers or Spudgy??? There should be a flashmob too with all the nasties destroying your favorite Kpop song!!! How about that? But please, let us know at least a few months before, it’s quite a journey from Brazil to Korea!

        3 years ago
      • I would have to go or cry. xD;

        3 years ago
      • YES! And then, we’d sneak away to get some of that awesome mandu from that mandu shop that you said was the best. :P

        3 years ago
        • No they take us there in a transportation that we will all pitch in to the mandu place and cupcake shop

          3 years ago
      • Absolutely! But pplleeaasseee wait for the summer ^.^

        3 years ago
      • Absolutely!

        3 years ago
      • Yessssss!!!

        3 years ago
      • if i had the money, yes. if i didn’t then the event would have to be Kondoot’ed.

        3 years ago
      • I dont have any money but for your Korean wedding I will definitely sell my kidneys so I can attend! LOL (^__^)

        3 years ago
      • …I would go to Korea just for that….and then to find some K-pop socks.

        3 years ago
      • *booking plane ticket as I type…YES!

        3 years ago
      • Duh! :D

        3 years ago
      • As long as its in the summer so i can actually go to korea and not miss school

        3 years ago
        • If its in the summer I will start saving money right now and when u ok if I see u ever i’ll tell u Martina I mean Simon might go a little dorthaki man warrior

          3 years ago
      • Absolutely! I’d go and get a job for you guys! (I’m only 17 shhh)

        3 years ago
      • omg just do it when I have my semester abroad ok?

        3 years ago
      • OF course!!!!

        3 years ago
      • YES!!!!

        3 years ago
  14. haha this is exactly what i thought. simon and martina are so quirky and hipster i knew their wedding would be fantastic fantastic elastic elastic.

    3 years ago
  15. Great to hear! The world is lacking happy married couples, right? Especially in media!!! I hope we didn’t sound condescending about the whole matching bridesmaids thing, I know lots of people who were NOT Bridezillas and still managed to pull off weddings with awesome details. Gah, I just realized how that could have been interpreted after I wrote it. :

    3 years ago
    • Nic

      Don’t really, didn’t sound like that at all. We did similar thing… I had my 2 bridesmaids choose their own dresses and didn’t really even see them until a few days before the wedding, and it still all came together well.

      3 years ago
    • OMG! I am so envious of you! But in a good way! I am happy to know your story!

      3 years ago
    • Sears? You sound Canadian! We bought all our candy from Bulk Barn! Hahaha it was an awesome day to buy SO MUCH CANDY! :D

      3 years ago
      • I am Canadian! Haha. I’m from the Maritimes. I love Bulk Barn! Damn you have no idea how much I wish we did that now. LOL you’re right, I’m jelly now. xD We did little purple pouches with candies in them. And a little thank you thing tied to them. They were a pain in the behind to make!

        3 years ago
  16. you guys are so cute >.<

    3 years ago
  17. Currently memorizing The Luckiest by Ben Folds. The song is amazing.

    3 years ago
    • I know, right!? But it kindof makes me tear up. It’s so emotional.

      3 years ago
      • It really is emotional. How did you dance to that song? I would have cried (ugly-cried) if I ever dance to that song in my wedding. It’s too…amazing. lol

        3 years ago
  18. My question! I am going to B1A4’s first concert in December (a’ldfkgj;dklgj’lkd) because they conquered my heart even though I’m no longer a teenage girl. Well, the teenage girls are what I’m worried about. Their fans seem to be largely elementary to middle-school girls (my 3-6th grade girls LOVE bilasa!) and I am kinda concerned for my life. So the question is, how does one survive through and enjoy a KPop concert / hordes of screaming fangirls? (I’m probably bigger than them but they’re more numerous!) Thank you guys. ^^

    3 years ago
    • We always wear earplugs to every concert we go to, you can buy them at any convinience store in Korea. Also, buy some glow in the dark bracelets or buy some kpop stuff (like the fan glow sticks) because you will feel sad and empty to not be able to wave something in the air. :( You’ll survive as long as they know you’re a fan! Hahaha! Have fun!!!

      3 years ago
  19. simonandmartina i hope you could read this!

    okay, since both of you are always together 24/7 nonstop. i wonder what will you do if one of you is not around. or if you get a mission like in a variety show. for example, martina goes to army while simon becomes a house husband. i wonder what will you feel. i wonder how hilarious would it be for the to of you without your partner. hmmm…….

    3 years ago
    • We actually react very poorly to being separated. Christmas shopping is the WORST. The beginning of the day is like, “YAY! Let’s meet up tonight after we’re done!” but as soon as we leave each other for an hour we start sadly text messaging…”I saw this funny sign but you weren’t here to talk about it…” “I saw this great coffee shop you’d like” “my hand is cold without you”. Oh man, we’re so sappy! O____________0

      3 years ago
      • Puk

        Hehe.. I have been with my boyfriend for almost 10 years (we are both in our late 20’s) and we are exactly like you guys – my boyfriend is also very “unmanly” and people often mistake us for friends/siblings and him being gay. We are also very much into “childish” hobbies that we both share, we love racing each other in Mario Cart, playing with pokemon cards and taking care of our guinea pigs :)

        As to the separation thing: People here in Denmark think we are pathetic because we react so poorly when being separated, someone literally told me to stop texting my boyfriend so often when I was away for a few days with school (I only wrote him like once every few hours – I could have been much worse!!! XD ). I think its because most couples here aren’t “best friends”, they are very grown up about their relationship and everything revolves around work, sex and money – they really don’t share a lot of things besides those three.

        Anyway, we hope to live in Tokyo one day, and if we stop by Korea I hope we run into you guys!! ^_^

        2 years ago
      • You two are too cute. I wanna have a marriage like yours someday. -Is totally jealous- I’m so happy there is proof that the ‘I want to be with you always’ stage can last for years. =)

        3 years ago
  20. best wedding after party ever!!! jealous!

    3 years ago
  21. omg that last part was really amusing xD

    3 years ago
  22. Why are all your life stories so epic? :D We should ask you more personnal questions haha

    3 years ago
  23. A couple for the ages…they are just so perfect together!!! Love you guys!!!

    3 years ago
  24. >>>> Since you have lived in Korea for a number of years, how would you say it has effected you in a POSITIVE way compared to how you were before you left Canada?

    3 years ago
  25. She looks like Taylor Swift with that hair extensions!!!

    3 years ago
  26. seriously you guys were born to meet celebrities!!! xD such a cute story! <3

    3 years ago
  27. I was picturing what you just described in my mind…your wedding story made me smile :D

    3 years ago
  28. aww I was hoping for more pictures of you guys…
    the subway/flower story was hilarious!
    I would have done the same thing!

    3 years ago
  29. You guys are just the epitome of adorable! Inspirational on so many levels! – also I love love it when you give us a little inside peek to your lives!

    3 years ago
  30. Awww I love you guise…… including Spudgy and Meemers!!!!! >:D<

    3 years ago
  31. i’m so exciteeeed! i haven’t even watched this yet :D

    3 years ago
  32. The story was adorable! :D Your wedding seems like a ton of fun! :D Thanks for doing this. You don’t know how long we have been waiting for this. >.< Have many blissful years ahead of ya. :)

    3 years ago
  33. “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.”

    I think Imma put this in my wall to remind me how awesome life is and that love really exists. :)

    3 years ago
  34. Would you ever renew your vows with a Korean wedding?

    3 years ago
  35. Eyb

    A perfect example of simple and happy.

    3 years ago
  36. AWESOME!!! MODEL MARRIED COUPLE ^v^ Wise words. Well-said. LOVE that u guys are so MATURE AND IN LOVE o>v<o It's BEAUTIFUL….and RARE~

    3 years ago
  37. I completely agree with cupcake towers and best part is you can portion control unlike a cake where slices might be bigger for some and smaller for others. Your dress was beautiful btw.

    3 years ago
    • Thank you! i didn’t really show a lot of pictures of my dress, I just realized…but it’s YES SIR, ONE OF A KIND…HEEEELLLLOOOOOO….made by a seamstress in Woodbridge (near Toronto). Also, we actually ate our wedding cupcakes after we got married. My mom saved them, froze them, and surprised us when we were visiting Canada! Hahaha! Still delicious!

      3 years ago
  38. ♥~

    3 years ago
  39. Guess that finally puts that gay rumor to rest Simon!! Maybe they will shut up about it now!

    3 years ago
  40. OMG I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS :O

    3 years ago