Actors Sohn Tae-young, 28, left and Kwon Sang-woo, 32 wave to reporters ahead of their wedding Sunday at Shilla Hotel, Seoul. The couple invited some 300 guests to their closed-doors wedding ceremony, but fans and reporters swarmed the venue to catch a glimpse of the celebrity duo. / Yonhap
By Han Sang-hee
Actors Kwon Sang-woo, 32, and Sohn Tae-young, 28, tied the knot Sunday at a three-hour private wedding that drew a crowd including top Korean stars, reporters and fans from Japan.
Before the wedding, the elegantly dressed couple appeared in front of fans and photographers, smiling and holding hands.
``I thank everybody for coming, even those who came all the way from Japan. We promise we will do our best to live happily,'' Kwon said.
The two actors met through friend and fellow actor Kim Sung-soo and when Kwon was asked if he talked to anybody before the wedding, he smiled and said he talked to Kim.
When asked of how many children they were planning to have, they had their differences.
``I would like to have three children, but I don't know about Sohn,'' Kwon said, while Sohn answered that she wanted to have two in order to stay fit.
The wedding was held at the Shilla Hotel with 300 guests. Singer Jo Sung-mo sang the nuptial song, while Sohn's brother-in-law pianist Yiruma performed just for the occasion. The star-studded guest list was known to include fellow actors So Ji-sub, Lee Byeong-hun, Lee Jung-jae and Song Seung-heon.
When asked what they wanted to do after the wedding, the groom smiled and said that he wanted ``to dance with the bride to beautiful music.''
Kwon shot to stardom by appearing in hit dramas like ``Stairways of Heaven (2003),'' ``Bad Love (2007)'' and movies ``My Tutor Friend (2003)'' and ``Fate (2008).''
Sohn, a former Miss Korea who came in as second runner up in 2000, also gained popularity with her acting and her sense of style with movies ``Sad Movie (2005)'' and ``The Railroad (2007).'' She currently hosts a cable network beauty and fashion program ``Sohn Tae-young's Life Magazine.''