AN INTIMATE AFFAIR
A CELEBRATION OF LOVE & CULTURE AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
"THE SECRET OF ART IS LOVE" — ANTOINE BOURDELLE
This love story deserves to be told. What makes it so special is not only how this amazing couple chose to marry one another, but how truly moving it was for the SB Team to help weave their separate cultures, Indian and Korean, into a weekend celebration that wouldn’t get lost in translation. Friends and family would travel close to ten-thousand miles to witness two beautiful souls unite as one, first in a traditional Indian ceremony at the bride’s family home, followed by a Korean paebaek ceremony the evening of their rehearsal at Gunther restaurant in Canton. On Saturday, traditionally dressed in the wedding attire of each of their countries of origin, Nina and Chris hosted a blended ceremony in the BMA garden. At the close of the ceremony the two exchanged handmade lays and lead the group into their reception and dance party between the towering columns of one of the most exceptional museums on the east coast.
Togetherness is why they chose The Baltimore Museum of Art. The BMA is an environment that was built to celebrate different ideas, different cultures, and different aesthetics. It’s a space void of politics or a specific religion. It’s a space literally filled with tradition and passion. Every painting, sketch, sculpture, poem, and architectural detail tells its very own love story, but together they fill an otherwise empty room with curiosity, history, culture, and beauty.
If the secret to art is love, as Bourdelle famously stated, then we can only conclude, that the secret to love, Nina and Chris’s love, is the art of togetherness. Thank you, Nina and Chris, for allowing us the privilege of helping you celebrate all of the above. Thank you for setting an example for so many of kindness, tradition, and a blended community—one where we all feel safe and surrounded by the things that matter most.