Real New England Weddings: Truro, MA

By Julie Suratt | Boston Weddings |

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,
Tuxedo: Dolce & Gabbana, Barneys New York, Copley Place, Boston, 617-385-3300,
Cake: Cottage Street Bakery, 508-255-2821,
Menswear: Calvin Klein pinstripe suits,
Caterer: Terra Luna, 508-487-1019,
Flowers: Flowers by Mary, Provincetown, 508-487-2007,
Hair: Michelle Begnoche, Irmgard’s Salon & Spa, 401-658-3700,
Makeup: Tavi De La Rosa, Shu Uemura, 617-247-3500,


Young Won and Todd Brennan.


Young and Todd met at chef Ken Oringer’s restaurant, Clio, where she hostessed. The couple eyed each other for two years before Todd found an excuse to approach her. 


Born in Seoul and raised in Cambridge, Young sought to pay homage to both cultures.

Young sketched the cake herself, then hired Orleans-based Cottage Street Bakery to make it a reality.


Todd admires his bride. 


The wedding’s jewel-toned palette included iridescent pinks.

The small affair involved only the couple’s immediate families.

Young and Todd dated for four years before exchanging rings.

The Korean ceremony, called Paebaek, took place the day after the Western one.

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