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.
A post shared by SONG JOONG KI / 송중기 (@songjoongkionly) on Oct 31, 2017 at 6:46am PDT
A post shared by SONG JOONG KI / 송중기 (@songjoongkionly) on Oct 31, 2017 at 7:32am PDT
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.
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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.
많은 이해와 관심과 사랑으로 축복해주셔서 , 진심으로 감사드립니다 Thank you so much for your sincere understanding and interest and also for blessing us with loving hearts A post shared by Hyekyo Song (@kyo1122) on Nov 3, 2017 at 12:28am PDT
The wedding was said to be private, but photos were posted on social media.
Beautiful is an understatement. #SongSongCoupleWedding pic.twitter.com/4I4lyR8Hns — ㅤ (@CHEONSONGYl) October 31, 2017
Makes me want to cry!! I can't believe this actually happened. my songsong heart is happy! credits to the owners! #SongSongCouplewedding pic.twitter.com/Dyd0yqYFSf — Sunny not Sunhee (@wookienna) October 31, 2017
oh bride crying :( #songsongcouplegettingmarriedtoday #songsongcoupleweddingtoday #haribahagiainternasional #songjoongki #songhyekyo #kyo1122 #songhyekyo #voguekorea #songjoongki #songsonglove #songsongteam #songsongcouple #kikyocouple #kikyo #descendantsofthesun #bigboss #kungmoyoen A post shared by Betrayers Club International (@betrayersclubinternational) on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:49am PDT
Cantik . @Regranned from @jjannee2222fc - Kyo beautiful in white Wedding day ~2017-31-10 Cr.owner. picture. #kyo1122 #songhyekyo #voguekorea #songjoongki #songsonglove #songsongteam #songsongcouple #kikyocouple #kikyo #descendantsofthesun #bigboss #kungmoyoen #ผักบุ้งไฟแดง #ชีวิตเพื่อชาติรักนี้เพื่อเธอ - #regrann A post shared by Nieta's25 (@nietasirish25) on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:47am PDT
Sayang bngt sih ki ma kyo ya Allah A post shared by call me teh Unga (@bungakhoirur) on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:17am PDT
Nangiskan saya ya Allah A post shared by call me teh Unga (@bungakhoirur) on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:06am PDT
So beautiful A post shared by call me teh Unga (@bungakhoirur) on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:04am PDT
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You may kiss the bride #SongSongCoupleWedding pic.twitter.com/skcIdNoqLB — mes #TeamPinky (@OH_mes) October 31, 2017
they’re getting ready to say their vows! #SongsongCoupleWedding pic.twitter.com/n1tU9AYVjX — (@kdramafairy) October 31, 2017
Park Hyung Sik arriving at the #SongSongCouplewedding today!! pic.twitter.com/WrnfPCUNIV — phs pics • hiatus (@parksikarchive) October 31, 2017
Subhnallah A post shared by call me teh Unga (@bungakhoirur) on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:30am PDT
Mr and Mrs Song with Zhang Ziyi #SongSongCouplewedding pic.twitter.com/iMNPNyU6AG — fangirl (@whiterose8989) October 31, 2017
Newly weds. #SongSongCouplewedding pic.twitter.com/UGC9DHJ0iC — a u r o r a r a i n. (@_AuroraRain_) October 31, 2017
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