1. They had a simple, modest wedding
Rain and Kim Tae Hee ended their five-year relationship with a beautiful wedding held in a Catholic Church. The bride wore a stunning lace, over the knee dress topped with a simple veil, and the groom wore a simple tuxedo with a bow tie and white gloves. Reports say the wedding cost about USD$1,100 for venue rentals and usher payments.
2. The ceremony was short and sweet
Their wedding mass lasted about 90 minutes. About 100 guests were in attendance, including family members, friends, and the heads of the couple’s agencies. Rain’s godfather and actor Ahn Sung Ki, who also attended his baptism in 2014, best friend Psy, and g.o.d members were also present.
3. Tae Hee wrote a thank you letter for their fans
After the wedding, Kim Tae Hee shared a handwritten letter and thanked everyone. Here is the full translation of what she wrote:
Hello, this is Kim Tae Hee.
First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for their well-wishes and support despite the suddenness of the news.
Today is the first day of the long journey ahead of the two of us, and I would like to take the first step with the blessing of all of our fans who have loved and cherished us.
We will respect each other and make up for each other’s failings as we live life to our fullest.
I will repay you for the warmth and the moving moments you have shown me through my overflowing love as a wife and a more mature actress.
I will also live life as someone my partner can lean on and count on for support.
I pray that this year is full of happiness and joy for all of you and please be careful not to catch a cold in this freezing weather. Once again I would like to thank everybody.
2017. 1. 19 from Kim Tae Hee
4. Their friends were there for support
At the wedding, JYP’s Park Jin Young sang You’re The One, a song he had proposed to his wife with. When the ceremony was over, Kim Tae Hee’s friend and actress Lee Ha Nui caught the wedding bouquet and looked over to her boyfriend Yoon Kye Sang who was cheering her on. The two actresses are friends from Seoul National University.
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5. They originally wanted a Christmas wedding
Both the stars had originally planned to have a snowy white wedding in December around the Christmas period but the drama surrounding Korea’s political upheaval prevented them from doing so. Instead, they chose to postpone the wedding till after the New Year.
6. The couple have been through many marriage rumours
Long before it actually happened, many wondered whether Kim Tae Hee and Rain will marry because they are one of Korea’s top stars, both in their thirties, and have been dating since 2012. Rain actually promised his fans he would let them know when he tied the knot after rumours surrounding his love life got out of control in 2015.
8. Kids are not on the agenda
While Rain’s godfather Ahn Sung Ki said in an interview that he hopes they “make a lot of babies”, the couple are reportedly putting parenthood on hold, much to Sung Ki’s dismay. “They carried on a good relationship for a long time, and they’re such a beautiful couple. I hope they live a happy life even after marriage and make as many babies as possible. I’m sure their children will be as pretty and healthy as them,” he says.
9. Rain wrote a new song for his bride
In Rain’s latest single that was released days before the wedding, The Best Present, he sings, “Your name forever will be the biggest happiness,” which referred to his then-fiancée’s name, which means Tae (big) Hee (happiness). He also sings about the ring on the fourth finger and how she’ll “look more radiant than your wedding dress.”
10. They’ll live in Rain’s flat in Chungdam-dong, Seoul
While they both have their own houses, the newlyweds are said to be planning to live in Rain’s residence in Seoul. Combined, the two stars have real estate assets that are worth millions. Kim Tae Hee’s Hannam-dong house and building near Gangnam subway station is reportedly worth USD$17 million, while Rain’s house and building is worth USD$25 million.
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