South Korean actor-businessman of Winter Sonata fame Bae Yong Joon and singer-turned-actress Park Soo Jin officiated their marriage at a top-secret wedding ceremony at 6 pm yesterday.
The grand occasion was celebrated at the Aston House at Sherton Grande Walkerhill Hotel with 150 of the couple’s relatives and friends and the high-security wedding left no room for interviews. Even celebrities like actors Kim Soo Hyun and Song Seung Heon had to verify their vehicle license plate numbers before being allowed onto the scene.
Actresses Kim Sung Eun, Wang Ji Hye and Lee Yeon Doo were 29-year-old Soo Jin’s bridesmaids and there was a strong line-up of performers that night, including JYP Entertainment’s CEO Park Jin Young, 4men’s Shin Yong Jae and singer-songwriter The One.
Before the wedding, 42-year-old Yong Joon posted on Instagram: “I feel nervous and my heart is fluttering… I’m sorry that I cannot share this joyous moment with all of you, but I promise to be an excellent head of the household.”
However, photos of the pair during the exchanging of vows were still leaked online by reporters showing off Yong Joon’s new haircut and Soo Jin’s conservative white wedding gown.
The couple met when Soo Jin signed on to Key East Entertainment, a management agency founded by Yong Joon, last year. After dating for three months, they announced their engagement in May and shocked many when they brought forward their wedding. However, the couple has denied that it was a shotgun wedding.