They Finally Announced Their Wedding Date!
“When you have turned 30 years old, you will start to think about marriage more. For me, I will get married once I’m ready.” – Min Hyo-rin
In December 2017, YG Entertainment released an official statement that Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin will be getting married soon and they’ll be holding a wedding ceremony on February 3rd, 2018. Taeyang, as the soon-to-be-husband, wrote on his personal Instagram account and announced their upcoming wedding along with the caption in Korean and English.
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안녕하세요. 태양입니다. 오늘 제 인생에 있어 가장 중요하고 행복한 약속을 여러분들께 알리려고 합니다. 4년이라는 오랜시간동안 늘 한결같이 제 곁을 지켜준 민효린씨와 앞으로의 여생을 함께 하기로 맹세했습니다. 힘들 때나 좋을 때나 언제나 변치않고 저를 믿어준 사람이기에 이제는 그녀와 함께 아름다운 가정을 꾸리고 싶습니다. 그동안 서로 마주보며 다져온 사랑을, 앞으로도 둘이 같이 한곳을 바라보며 걸어가겠습니다. 저를 가족처럼 아껴주신 모든 팬분들과 빅뱅 멤버들 그리고 YG 식구들, 관계자 분들 진심으로 감사드립니다. 앞으로 더욱 책임감있고 겸손한 모습으로 살아가겠습니다. 태양과 민효린 저희 두 사람이 마주할 앞 날을 축복해 주시면 감사하겠습니다. Hello everyone, this is Taeyang. Today, I want to share with you guys about the most important and joyful promise I have made in my life. I have pledged to spend the rest of my life with Min Hyorin, the one who has always stuck by me for the past four years. Through all the good times and the bad times, she has always believed in me and now I look forward to making a beautiful life together. To all the fans who always treated me as if I was family, to all of my Big Bang members, to all of my YG family, to everyone I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and meet, I want to say THANK YOU. I will continue to live my life with responsibility and humility. My hope is that you will continue to support us and give your blessings for our future ahead as a couple.
“Hello everyone, this is Taeyang.
“Today, I want to share with you guys about the most important and joyful promise I have made in my life.
“I have pledged to spend the rest of my life with Min Hyorin, the one who has always stuck by me for the past four years. Through all the good times and the bad times, she has always believed in me and now I look forward to making a beautiful life together.
“To all the fans who always treated me as if I was family, to all of my Big Bang members, to all of my YG family, to everyone I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and meet, I want to say THANK YOU. I will continue to live my life with responsibility and humility. My hope is that you will continue to support us and give your blessings for our future ahead as a couple.”– @__youngbae__
The celebrity couple has decided to hold a private wedding ceremony in the church that they often visit with their family. Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin will only invite their family, close friends, and colleagues. The reception will be held at Paradise City Hotel & Resort located in Incheon. As their wedding reception will be held privately, the representative from YG Entertainment asked for everyone’s understanding and hope their wedding will be going well. The agency also stated that Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin will not be going on a honeymoon due to Taeyang’s enlistment to join the military service.
On January 25th 2018, a month before Taeyang and Min Hyorin’s wedding ceremony, 1TYM’s member, Song Baek-kyung who was also a friend of Taeyang in the same agency shared the wedding invitation through his personal Instagram account.
“When I arrived at the office, I found a beautiful wedding invitation written for Song Baek-kyung and Oh Jin-hwan. I’m sending you a lot of love and congratulation on your wedding. Youngbae!!!!” He also wrote, “Youngbae was still in his 5th grade when I first met him at the practice room in the basement. I was surprised to see the BIGBANG members all grown up. It was so touching and surprising to hear that Youngbae is finally getting married and he is ready to start a family in his life.” – Song Baek-kyung
The wedding invitation is decorated by a mini version of a flower bouquet in the front of the card and includes a bible quote on the back of the card, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. – Ecclesiastes 4:9” along with the real name of the bride & groom, Youngbae and Eun Ran (real name of Min Hyo-rin).
Wedding Dress, Couple Rings, and Decoration for Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin’s Wedding Reception
As reported from Youngsong Martin, the wedding party organizer for Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin has revealed the concept for their wedding reception at Paradise City in Incheon which is only an hour drive from Seoul. Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin will have a wedding concept with a forest scene just like in the popular box office movie, Twilight.
“I was so happy and honored to be given the chance to designed Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin’s wedding party. I’m actually a big fan of them and I have a special affection for them. For this event, I put in a lot effort and did my best as a gift for them. Min Hyo-rin’s beauty is a theme that can represent their innocent first love.” – Youngsong Martin
Paradise City will be chosen as their wedding after party, located in Incheon, which is also a luxury hotel that opened in 2016. This place is known to be reserved by a lot of popular celebrities and will be a sacred place for the newlywed’s after party.
Youngsong Martin has received a lot of attention for her previous work since she is the one who designed Twilight’s Edward and Bella’s wedding scene. She is also known to have a close relationship with the South Korean celebrities and she was chosen to set up Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin’s after party in Paradise City.
For their wedding ceremony, Taeyang chose a classic black tuxedo embroidery, while Min Hyo-rin looks elegant wearing a white wedding dress. The couple implemented flower ornaments, both small flowers on Taeyang’s chest and a flower bouquet that was carried by Min Hyo-rin.
Meanwhile, Suzan Lee was chosen to be the designer for Min Hyo-rin’s wedding dress. Suzan Lee is a New York fashion designer who has recently been working for fashion and future technologies.
Beside the classic white dress, the couple also changed other apparel. Taeyang chose to wear a red suit while Min Hyo-rin wore a more casual wedding dress in soft pink. They’re taking a picture with the designer of their wedding apparel, Suzan Lee, standing next to Taeyang on his left.
As reported from Vogue in April 2018, the wedding dress that has been worn by Min Hyo-rin has become the most iconic K-Pop wedding dress of all time. The romantic vision of the wedding decorations, with succulent vines and white flowers hanging on the ceiling, adding more of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’s scene at the venue with a forest projected against the white walls and the curtain walls beautifully complimented Min Hyo-rin’s wedding dress in a stunning concept from Oscar de la Renta.
“One of the biggest dreams of a woman is wearing a wedding dress and it will only happen once in a lifetime. It has become a reflection and representation of my life too.” – Min Hyo-rin
Taeyang’s wife, Min Hyo-rin in an exclusive interview with Vogue said that she hopes she can work together with the designer Laura Kim, who is also Korean. After connecting the bride and the designer, the team will create a sketch for Min Hyo-rin’s personal request for her wedding dress. Fernando Gracia, the designer who is tracking the progress of Min Hyo-rin’s wedding dress, has been going back and forth to finish the project with the idea of using silk thread poppies across the gown with a flower embroidery that will be used for the reception. The designer also stated that he put in 240 working hours in his New York Studio to finish the wedding dress, consisting of 10 yards of Italian white silk faille and buds across the bodice and skirt. To add another dimension of the wedding dress, the designer also attached individual petals and stamens to lift up the dress. Meanwhile, the strapless top wedding dress resembled a full scalloped flower.
Laura Kim has finally met the bride, Min Hyo-rin in January in a private studio space in Gangnam for wedding dress fitting.
“When the dress had arrived, I already knew that it was for me. It was a perfect dress and I felt like I was dreaming. The design is very elegant with the silk and flowers across the gown which add a sweet and romantic look. I really love the veil that was attached to a pearl band also strewn with more poppies, it’s really perfect and complete.”– Min Hyo-rin
To make the bride’s dream came true, Min Hyo-rin completes her wedding dress with a tiara from Chaumet’s Joséphine Aigrette Impériale, diadem in 18-carat white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds, which was the finishing touch for Min Hyo-rin to look like a princess on her wedding day.
For their wedding rings, Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin chose engagement rings from the world famous fashion brand, Chanel.
They both wore the Chanel Coco Crush Ring Quilted Motif made of 18 carats white gold. Taeyang wears a medium version, which costs around $ 3,250 USD (around Rp. 43.6 million). While Min Hyo-rin has a small version, which costs around $ 2,700 USD (around Rp. 36.3 million).