We were so excited to attend Hellena's wedding our first Sunday in Seoul. It was held in a typical wedding hall and we walked in while the previous wedding was just finishing up. Hellena had been dating her fiancé for nine years if I recall. We met him back in 2007 when they came to our apartment for a visit along with Hellena's niece (above) and nephew. Her niece was quite a pistol then and still is but now she can speak English thanks to an English hagwon (private school) she attends. She is not shy in the least and will totally steal your heart.
I saw Hellena's fiancé the moment we entered and I asked in Korean where Hellena was. He pointed to a stairway and up the stairs we went.
Rocketman took this picture of me and Hellena.
The balcony lowers to the first floor.
The staff opened the door and Hellena's fiancé was directed to help her down.
Want to know a secret? Hellena was "speeding" which in Korea means she was pregnant before she got married. Here's another secret, she is four months pregnant in these pictures with identical twins! She found out the last week we were there that the babies are identical twin girls. She barely has a baby bump at all. The reaction from her folks was that they were so happy and over the moon. The reaction from her mother-in-law was disappointment and,"well, next time you must have a boy!" Lord help her:(