Real New England Weddings: Truro, MA

Young Won & Todd Brennan
July 8, 2008
The Hedgebound Estate, Truro

Photographs By Brittany Blando

If you think planning one wedding is tough, try two. Architecture student Young Won and her husband-to-be, Todd Brennan, decided to incorporate Korean traditions into their Outer Cape celebration. That turned out to be more difficult than either thought: "It’s a dying art," says Won. "Many Koreans today aren’t really following traditions." After cobbling together guidelines and gear from a variety of sources (including a consultant in New York who specializes in Korean ceremonies, plus costumes rented and driven up from Washington, D.C., by an uncle), the Cambridge couple pulled it off. But not without a little humor. The groom’s parents threw chestnuts and jujube fruit at the couple to signify how many children they’ll have. "They didn’t know when to stop," Won says with a laugh. "We’re going to have 30 daughters and 15 sons!"

The File

Gown: Yumi Katsura, Designer Loft, 212-944-9013, designerloftnyc.com
Tuxedo: Dolce & Gabbana, Barneys New York, Copley Place, Boston, 617-385-3300, barneys.com
Cake: Cottage Street Bakery, 508-255-2821, cottagestreetbakery.com
Menswear: Calvin Klein pinstripe suits, calvinklein.com
Caterer: Terra Luna, 508-487-1019, theterraluna.com
Flowers: Flowers by Mary, Provincetown, 508-487-2007, flowersbymaryprovincetown.com
Hair: Michelle Begnoche, Irmgard’s Salon & Spa, 401-658-3700, irmgards.com
Makeup: Tavi De La Rosa, Shu Uemura, 617-247-3500, shuuemura-usa.com

 

Young Won and Todd Brennan.