Over 200 Guests Attend Michelle’s Wedding
The wedding ceremony was followed by a dinner reception held at the Hotel Lotte's Crystal Ballroom in downtown Seoul at the 6.30 p.m., which lasted into the late evening.During the reception guests cheered loudly as Ulf Rontgen kissed his new bride.At the beginning of the dinner reception, bride's father Mr. Umana (Chinchilla) has delivered his heartfelt speech. His wished Michelle, his youngest daughter, a long family life longer than his own of 35 years. Of all the virtues of married life the top Honduras envoy stressed "love."Amb. Umana welcomed all the guests and asked them to pray for this newly-wed couple. And he expressed his special thanks to one of his old diplomatic friends — El Salvador Amb. Alfredo F. Ungo, who also serves as dean of Diplomatic Corps in Seoul.
After the photo session with their friends and families, the new couple joined over 200 reception participants for a delicious dinner which included smoked salmon with caviar, cream of mushroom, fillet of beef "Tournedos Rossini," backed potato and grilled vegetables, lemon pie, fresh fruit and with glass of wine.After the dinner guests were encouraged to dance to the tune of sweet Western pop songs and exciting Latin music. On the dance floor Amb.Umana Chinchilla of Honduras handed over his daughter to his new son-in-law Ulf Rontgen. Nearly all guests joined the young couple and their family for dancing.Ulf Rontgen, a promising car designer of General Motors, will fly coming month to his home land, Germany after finishing his assignment in General Motors Daewoo in Seoul.And this time Michelle Umana will be with him after finishing her MBA program from Sejong University in Seoul. The newly married couple will head to Guam for their honeymoon trip. The reception ended around 11 p.m.
The above photos were taken by Matthias Smith
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Ms. Oxana Davydenko serves as staff reporter for The Seoul Times. She covers foreign embassies in Seoul with a particular focus on Russia, and Eastern European embassies. Davydenko also covers international cultural events including business. Previously she worked as a journalist for Kommersant business daily in Russia. She majored in journalism at the Voronezh State University.