start planning:


David and Grace’s Fairytale Wedding and Korean Paebaek

bride looking up at groom

Deep in the throes of studying, and amid the works of great scholars and authors in the University of California, Riverside library, David and Grace met. “The rest,” as Grace puts it, “is science and history.” They held their fairytale wedding at the Mt. Woodson Castle, followed by a traditional affair true to Grace’s Korean heritage. They held a paebaek—a Korean ceremony meant to bring families together and offer marriage advice to the couple—in front of gorgeous wooden panels created by Grace’s grandfather. Reflecting on their families’ shared wisdom, Grace jests, “We should expect to have 30 or more kids in our marriage.” As the story goes, the rest is science and history.

ceremony taking place under large tree

Korean appetizers in lacquer tray

Tried and True

“Constantly talk to each other about all topics—uncomfortable or not. Set a fair budget and carry on with fun and love in all you do.”

bride holding bouquet of brightly colored flowers with greenery

Grace wearing traditional Korean headdress

For paebaek, Grace donned a traditional Korean dress called hanbok, complete with a robe and headdress. The brighter the colors, she says, the brighter your spirit.

bride in strapless gown and groom in blue suit with bowtie

bride in strapless gown and groom in blue suit with bowtie

table setting with flowers and candles

couple in traditional Korean dress

Their Talented Team:

Cake & Desserts: Krista Chamberlain,
Catering & Linens: Personal Touch Dining
Dress: David’s Bridal
Entertainment: Sage Productions
Florals: Robin Marella,
Invitations: Cards & Pockets
Makeup: Lightly Brushed Makeup,
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Pastor Sunny
Photography: Studio Carré Photographie
Venue & Coordination: Mt. Woodson Castle

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *