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Photo gallery: Stars of South Korean hit TV show marry in real life

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Agence France-Presse

Seoul  /  Tue, October 31, 2017  /  05:32 pm
  • South Korean actor Song Song Joong-Ki (L) and actress Song Hye-Kyo pose for a photo call on the red carpet of the 52nd annual BaekSang Art Awards in Seoul on June 3, 2016.

    South Korean actor Song Song Joong-Ki (L) and actress Song Hye-Kyo pose for a photo call on the red carpet of the 52nd annual BaekSang Art Awards in Seoul on June 3, 2016. OF AFP/Jung Yeon-Je

    South Korean actor Song Song Joong-Ki (L) and actress Song Hye-Kyo pose for a photo call on the red carpet of the 52nd annual BaekSang Art Awards in Seoul on June 3, 2016.

  • The 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 in a highly-anticipated wedding.

    The 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 in a highly-anticipated wedding. OF AFP/Jung Yeon-Je

    The 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 in a highly-anticipated wedding.

  • Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding at a hotel in Seoul on October 31, 2017.

    Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding at a hotel in Seoul on October 31, 2017. OF AFP/File

    Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding at a hotel in Seoul on 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.

    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. OF AFP/Jung Yeon-Je

    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.

  • Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi arrives to attend the wedding of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki in Seoul on October 31, 2017.

    Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi arrives to attend the wedding of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki in Seoul on October 31, 2017. OF AFP/File

    Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi arrives to attend the wedding of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki in Seoul on October 31, 2017.

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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 in a highly-anticipated wedding.

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 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.

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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".

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