Sarah + Min at Camp Puh Tok November 5, 2017 12:30
Sarah said..."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!!"
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 8, 2015 07:13
"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!"
THE CONVERTIBLE HANBOK November 24, 2015 10:09
Last week we spoke about how one of our clients switched up her hanbok dress (chi-ma) to wear to two different events. This week we're showing you just one example of how to wear one dress with multiple tops (juh-go-ri) to create a new look.
When you wear a juh-go-ri, the look is more traditional, but come reception time, simply remove the juh-go-ri and switch it out for a bolero, and you're ready to party!
1. This seemingly normal traditional hanbok is actually a modern hanbok in disguise.
2. This is how it looks with the juh-go-ri.
3. The juh-go-ri is completed with gyut-mah-gi (곁마기) which gives a thinner silhouette.
4. You can see that the mal-gi (the embroidered part of the chima) is slightly showing.
5. When you change out of the juh-go-ri, this seemingly traditional style hanbok becomes a modern hanbok.
ONE DRESS TWO WEDDINGS November 17, 2015 09:00
One of our lovely clients has shared with us some photos from her daughter's wedding this past weekend - "Please feel free to share my photos as I have received so many compliments about my hanbok! ...My daughter continually told me how beautiful I looked." So we couldn't wait to share it with you!
The first photo is a shot of the hanbok from our showroom followed by photos from our client.
This mother is one of our repeat clients who decided to use her chi-ma (dress) from her son's wedding last year and combine it with a new juh-go-ri for her daughter's wedding this year.
Her chi-ma is made of the high grade silk called "myoung-ju". Myoung-ju provides a beautiful shine. Her juh-go-ri (top) is made of high grade silk completed with myoung-ju sleeve cuffs. Often times, many think that the more embroideries there are, the better, but simplicity also has its own luxurious appeal. Our hanboks come complete with a matching handbag.
We must say that the best part of this job is exactly this.. when client's leave our shop happy and satisfied. Thank you for sharing your photos with us!
//Hanbok Design + Creation//
김정은 디자이너/Jeoung Kim, Creative Director/CEO/Owner of BDKMINT
THE TRADITIONAL KOREAN WEDDING CEREMONY November 10, 2015 09:00
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
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
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom Suit: Enzo Custom Clothier
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.
TRUTH BEHIND THE PAEBAEK CEREMONY November 25, 2013 14:03
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."
PROJECT MURANO May 28, 2013 22:17
We work with your budget to furnish your home.
FEATURE IN STYLE ME PRETTY May 28, 2013 21:43
//Ceremony + Reception Venue//
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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.
HANBOK VESTS January 14, 2013 18:36
Introducing our handmade, hand-stitched hanbok vests. Tired of your hanbok? Just throw one of these beauties on top of your hanbok juh-go-ri and it will make your hanbok look drastically different!