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Mieun and Till
In a nod to the city they've called home while completing their medical training, Mieun, a biologist, and Till, a doctor, wed in a low-key ceremony in the Office of the City Clerk. Afterward, they used some of the city's best resources to make their wedding special.
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Ticket in hand, the couple waited less than an hour to exchange their "I do's."
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Till proudly showed off the marriage license, prior to the ceremony.
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The groom's happiness overflowed after the clerk proclaimed Mieun and Till husband and wife.
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The groom once again showed off the paperwork -- here, the wedding certificate.
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Mieun made her own bouquet using ranunculus, her favorite flower.
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As the couple exited the building, their friends and family showered them with bubbles.
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In traditional German weddings, the couples play games following the ceremony. So Mieun and Till had to use tiny scissors to cut through a large painted heart, made by the mother of the groom, before they could walk down the steps outside the building.
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Ferris Vanderveer captured the couple walking around the neighboring areas of lower Manhattan.
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Filled with joy, Mieun and Till, accompanied by their family and friends from Germany, rode the tram to Roosevelt Island for a casual picnic at their home.
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A Walk Along the Water
Guests walked along the Roosevelt Island waterfront. Paper parasols offered shade on the sunny May afternoon.
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Later, 65 guests gathered at a loft in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Location 05 offered a blank slate for the reception, which the couple dressed up with butterflies and simple DIY touches. Views of the city skyline lit up the night.
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Low, shallow bowls of floating candles and ranunculus anchored each table. Guests dined on a buffet of Korean foods prepared by Kang Suh Restaurant
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Cosmopolitans added a pop of color -- and a nod to New York -- to the evening reception.
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White vases filled with an assortment of flowers in a variety of colors -- ordered by the couple from New York City's flower district and prepared the night before -- dotted the room.
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Chopsticks from Pearl River Market were customized with the couple's names, the wedding date, and the name of each guest.
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Cupcakes from ChikaLicious served as a late-night treat.
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