June 01, 2015 11:16
Acting star Won Bin and fellow actress Lee Na-young got married in the open air on Saturday in the green wheat fields of Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, the groom's hometown.
The two are protective of their private lives and their wedding was kept secret until the very last minute. It was a small wedding with family and relatives only.
Eden9 Entertainment, the agency for both actors, said the bride and the groom walked down a path surrounded by wheat fields and exchanged vows with the blessings of their parents.
Won and Lee met in 2011 when Lee joined Eden9, and romance started to blossom in 2013. For a while the two were among the most coveted advertising models.
"It's a bit disappointing to think that no matter how hard I try to act in different parts the public always remember me as an advertising model," Lee has admitted. "But I also think that it can be a strength as it's like a blank canvas that can be filled with any character so I won't be typecast."
Won repeatedly said that his ideal woman would be beautiful outside and inside and not too chatty.
The wedding ceremony was strictly private. The two reportedly went around the back roads to find the perfect venue and carefully considered every aspect.
After the ceremony, they made noodles in a large traditional cast-iron pot and shared a bowl with their families.
When news of their relationship broke in 2013, the media tracked down Won's mother in Jeongseon and asked her about Lee. "I heard about it from people in the village," she told them. "I don't watch much TV."
In a statement, the couple said, "We will remember the solemn vow which will take root in the land where we were born and raised, and even in times of hardships, we will live like an unwavering tree."
But their marital home will be in Bangbae-dong, Seoul, and they do not plan to go on honeymoon anytime soon.
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