SEOUL, South Korea (2ND UPDATE) – Two South Korean stars who played lovers in a TV drama that took Asia by storm last year tied the knot in real life on Tuesday, October 31 in a highly-anticipated wedding. (READ: ‘Descendants of the Sun’ stars set to marry)
Actress Song Hye-Kyo, 35, and actor Song Joong-Ki, 32, who played the two leads in the military romance Descendants of the Sun, married in a star-studded ceremony in Seoul.
The couple’s agencies Blossom Entertainment and United Artists Agency released their official wedding photos on October 31, taken during their wedding.
The agencies also shared the couple’s black-and-white pre-nup photos which were taken in San Francisco in September, according to the Straits Times.
The guest list at the couple’s wedding is a who’s who of South Korea’s showbiz elite. According to Soompi, celebrity guests include actors Zhang Ziyi, Kim Ji Won, and Yoo Jae Suk, as well as singers including Park Hyung Sik, Super Junior’s Donghae, 2PM’s Jungo.
Some celebrities even participated in the ceremony. Actors Lee Kwang Soo and Yoo Ah In read letters, while actor and Music Bank host Park Bo Gum played the piano. Singer and theater actress Ock Joo Hyun was also there to serenade the couple.
The couple are reportedly spending their honeymoon in Europe, and are planning to settle down in Itaewon in Seoul.
Song Hye Kyo posted about the wedding for the first time since it happened, expressing her gratitude to the public.
“Thank you so much for your sincere understanding and interest and also for blessing us with loving hearts,” she said in an Instagram post on November 3.
The wedding was said to be private, but photos were posted on social media.
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The drama tells the story of an army captain sent on a peacekeeping mission to a fictional war-torn country, Uruk, where he meets and falls in love with a surgeon working with a medical NGO.
It enjoyed huge popularity at home and across Asia, garnering billions of views on Chinese video-streaming sites and winning a thumbs-up from Thailand’s junta chief, who praised the main characters’ sense of duty.
The 16-episode series was hailed as reviving the so-called “Hallyu”, or Korean Wave, of K-pop and K-dramas that spread across Asia and beyond since the early 2000s.
The show also spawned a mini-industry, with Chinese fans snapping up cosmetics, clothes and fashion accessories favoured by the series’ stars and sold on online shopping sites.
Tuesday’s closed-door event featured a Who’s Who of the South Korean television industry as well as Zhang Ziyi, the award-winning Chinese actress who starred in the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. – Rappler.com