Maria calls herself “the voice of unmarried Asian American women.”

Her traditional wedding hanbok was a gift from her mother, who appreciates the project. She was impressed with the way Maria brought new insight to a traditional topic. 

“My mother she loves it. She’s the glue that binds this documentary to this day. Her voice is between the clips, between the weddings. She defines the Korean cultural side and the conservative Korean American side and the American side.”

Her father still pretends it never happened.