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Sarah + Min at Camp Puh Tok November 05, 2017 12:30

We had the greatest honor of being a part of Sarah and Min's wedding at Camp Puh Tok in Maryland. Picture this-- a whole bunch of your friends and family camping in log cabins, drinking hot cocoa by the fire, and playing kickball in the field before your wedding ceremony. Every little detail was so thoughtfully planned out and personal. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

 

"I cannot say enough positive things about BDK Mint! Everything was set up beautifully! Jessica was so accommodating and helpful. My husband is Korean, but I am not, and she was able to blend the ceremony with Korean and English explanations. She also helped me translate my korean invitations! I could not have selected a better company to work with - I only wish I could do it all over again with them! I also got my hanbok from BDK Mint and it turned out amazing. I felt cared for each step of the way. They even recommended places to eat when we visited their shop from out of town! I really enjoyed working with the Jessica and her team. Thank you!!"

 

//Hanbok + Paebaek// BDK MINT
//Photography// Ashton Kelly Photography
//Venue// Camp Puh Tok, Maryland

 

 


WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016! March 14, 2016 16:00

BDK MINT (Bidulki Judan, Inc.) Reviews

 
 

BDK | MINT Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016

Philadelphia, PA – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named BDK | MINT as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with BDK | MINT. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as BDK | MINT who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, BDK | MINT is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

BDK | MINT is proud to be one of the top vendors in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

For more information about BDK | MINT, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/bdkmint.

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

ANNIE + PETE'S PAEBAEK AT NORMANDY FARM HOTEL February 23, 2016 09:30

We had the greatest honor of hosting the Paebaek ceremony for Annie and Pete last fall. The beautiful hanboks adorned by the mothers are custom-made hanboks from yours truly. Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day! 

 Photography by: Maria Mack Photography


NALYNN + LOCK'S PAEBAEK December 08, 2015 07:13

Nalynn + Lock 10.3.15 from Amanda Jaffe on Vimeo.

Nalynn said...
"Jessica and the bdk mint team were amazing to work with! From the date we booked them for our Pae Baek to the date of our wedding (nearly a year later), they were professional, courteous, and extremely helpful in every way. I had a lot of questions as I had never seen a Pae Baek ceremony in person, but Jessica walked me through everything. Jessica communicated with our on-site coordinator to find the perfect site for the ceremony, and made sure no detail went overlooked. On the day of, even when weather threw a wrench in our plans, she executed Plan B without even a blink and made sure everything went smoothly. She and the soomo explained everything that would happen, helped us dress in the traditional outfits, and even showed us how to bow properly. I was blown away by how fun the ceremony itself was. Jessica narrated the entire thing in both Korean and English, and kept all of our guests engaged and thoroughly entertained. Many have said the Pae Baek was a highlight of the wedding and something they'll never forget! My husband's family, who are Irish, really enjoyed getting to experience some of my family's culture firsthand, and I really treasured getting to share it with them. I would recommend Jessica and bdk mint to anyone looking to have a Pae Baek ceremony as part of their wedding!"

 

//Venue// John J. Tyler Arboretum
//Photographer// Christina from Love Me Do Photography
//Videography// Tricia from Love Me Do Photography
//DJ// Benjamin from Remixologists


THE TRADITIONAL KOREAN WEDDING CEREMONY November 10, 2015 09:00 1 Comment

When we think of Korean wedding, the first thing that pops in our minds is the Paebaek ceremony. Although this practice is a wedding tradition, the actual wedding ceremony is called Juhn-tong-hon-lae (전통혼례). The ceremony would take place in the bride's hometown with all of the town's people invited. This ceremony signified the groom's promise to the bride's parents that he would stay steadfast to their daughter. The groom would take the hand-carved geese with him. As he would spend time carving the wooden geese, he would meditate on his love for his new wife-to-be. After the wedding ceremony, the couple would travel to the groom's home to formally induct the bride into the groom's family. This tradition is what we know as Paebaek.

We are so excited to finally share Kay and Moon's Korean wedding! Kay and Moon had their Juhn-tong-hon-lae in the beautiful town of Skippack at Tokyo Restaurant. You will notice that the groom enters with his face covered and his "geese father" following in behind him.

Without further ado, here are some beautiful images from Bora Yom Photography.  


PAEBAEKING PHILADELPHIA November 03, 2015 09:00

Mia and Bill celebrated their marriage at Hotel Sofitel in May this year. The couple who had recently been married in Thailand were celebrating their nuptials with family here at home in Philadelphia. 

We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos of the event. 

 //Venue// Sofitel Philadelphia

//Photography// Shari DeAngelo


THE KOREAN-INDIAN WEDDING October 27, 2015 09:30

Seeing two cultures blended into one at a wedding is such a beautiful sight and experience. Take a look into the Indian wedding ceremony and Paebaek for Bo and Anand at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, PA.

The mother of the bride is in the traditional hanbok (custom handmade hanbok by BDK MINT), bride and groom are in the traditional Indian garb.

Our Paebaek set up at the Penn Museum... it almost looks like a part of the exhibit! 



//Hanbok Design + Creation// 
Yours truly, BDK MINT

//Venue//
Penn Museum

//Photography//
Werth Photography


Paebaek | Yunah + Daniel February 10, 2015 12:05

Apart from celebrating our culture, another plus to doing a Paebaek ceremony is how beautiful the Paebaek looks in photos. I love how these particular photos give our setup a vintage vibe. "Our paebaek ceremony went flawlessly with the help of Jessica and her team. The ceremony was a big hit with family and friends! We highly recommend bdk!" -Yunah 

 

Dress: BHLDN 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Headpiece: BHLDN
Groom Suit: Enzo Custom Clothier
Florist: Terrain
DJ: Delaware Valley DJs
Cake: Cake Life Bake Shop
Photography: Maria Mack Photography
Stationary: BHLDN @ Wedding Paper Divas
Favors: Made with love by the mother of the bride.


Meetings in NYC January 21, 2015 16:26


p20140810-002609We love meeting our clients in person! Due to technology, a lot of times it is not necessary to meet prior to the day-of. We tried this and it was fine but what we love more is to sit down and talk with each of our clients to make sure that all questions and concerns are addressed. We understand that each couple, family, and ceremony is different and we want to make sure you have the  best experience possible. Jessica and Liz from our bdk|mint team will be in NYC this weekend from Friday, 1/23/2015 to Sunday, 1/25/2015 to meet with our clients and new potential clients for hanbok and Paebaek! Email us at info@bdkmint.com to make your appointment. See you soon New York City!

Thank You for Our Couples' Choice Awards 2015 January 10, 2015 15:43

bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc. Wins a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award® 2015 Elkins Park, PA – January 8, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc. as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015! The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc.. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. "It's always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc. for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry." As a Couples' Choice Awards® winner, bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc. is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad. bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc. is proud to be one of the top in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015. For more information about bdkmint-Bidulki Judan, Inc., please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/bdkmint. To learn more about the Couple's Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.
 2015-weddingwire-coupleschoiceaward-01About WeddingWire WeddingWire, the leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than two million consumer reviews, it is the industry leader in consumer reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 200,000 recently reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform, which powers advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide.



2014 COUPLES CHOICE AWARD January 22, 2014 14:31

Elkins Park, PA–January 22, 2014– WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named Bidulki Judan, Inc. as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014!
           
The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
           
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Bidulki Judan, Inc. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
           
"There's no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Bidulki Judan, Inc. for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry."
           
As a Couples' Choice Awards™ winner, Bidulki Judan, Inc. is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.
           
Bidulki Judan, Inc. is proud to be one of the top professionals in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014.
           
For more information about Bidulki Judan, Inc., please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/bdkmint.
           
To learn more about the Couple's Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.
            
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.
        

TRUTH BEHIND THE PAEBAEK CEREMONY November 25, 2013 14:03 1 Comment

Real Clients 12/2011 at Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Ethan Yang Photography.


Often times, we are asked, "Isn't the Paebaek only for the groom's side of the family?" In doing so, many of the bride's family members will opt out of participating in the ceremony. Yes, the Paebaek was traditionally only with the groom's family but NOT because the bride is not as "valued" for being a female or that the bride's side is not as respected. All of this is false! 

Here's the truth:

Traditionally, centuries ago, the groom would travel to the bride's hometown where the wedding ceremony would take place. All of the towns people were invited to eat and celebrate. The day after the wedding ceremony, the couple would travel to the groom's home to give the first formal introduction of the bride into the groom's family. THIS is the reason why only the groom's family was the only members present. 

Nowadays, we use the Paebaek to honor our culture and our families, especially our parents! 


PAEBAEK REVIEWS August 31, 2013 13:53

"Quality was outstanding. My family who live in Korea said that the food was delicious and authentic. The props they brought were also all authentic and beautiful. I could not have asked for anything more. Highly recommended."

Our beautiful Paebaek set up.
Thank you to our clients for the outstanding reviews. We love you!
 

PUBLICATION IN KOREA PHILA TIMES July 29, 2013 15:55

Another humbling newspaper article published in the Korea Phila Times this past Saturday. Thank you for the continued support!



SPRING UPDATE May 07, 2013 18:25


Now that we are in the midst of our wedding season, I have been so busy that I have not had a chance to post anything onto our blog. I apologize! Our busy wedding season usually begins in April and lasts until October/November. Below is a photo from this past Saturday's outdoor pavilion Paebaek ceremony.




There are so many things that have happened over the past few months and I promise we will give you an updated blog soon! 




WORD OF THANKS TO OUR CLIENTS January 22, 2013 11:56 1 Comment

On this Tuesday morning, I was very humbled to find my interview yesterday on the front page of The Korea Times. I cannot believe that it is already my fifth year in the family business and yet it still feels new to me everyday! I am ready to take on future joys and challenges with eagerness and enthusiasm! I am thrilled to see the positive reactions from our clients. Without the support of our amazing clients, we would not be standing where we are today. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again! We bow our heads in gratitude for the past 28 years of business. 앞으로 더욱더 열심히 하겠습니다!



BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARD 2013 January 13, 2013 17:08


ELKINS PARK, PA – January 13, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that  Bidulki Judan, Inc. has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in theWeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.


Bidulki Judan’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by  past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews.  While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Bidulki Judan.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than
20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.  As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Bidulki Judan is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals
within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize  the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Bidulki Judan for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Bidulki Judan is thrilled to be one of the top in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013.

For more information about Bidulki Judan, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/bdkmint.

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com/brides-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc. WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE:
MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.


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