Sarah + Min at Camp Puh Tok November 5, 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




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 8, 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


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 3, 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

Penn Museum

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 to make your appointment. See you soon New York City!


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!


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

SPRING UPDATE May 7, 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

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!



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