Wedding and Marriage in Joseon Part 2: Confucian Style

Continuing from the first part of the Joseon Wedding Series, this second part will be focusing on the steps leading to the wedding ceremony itself. Although the practice did undergo changes throughout the hundreds of years of Joseon and actually varies from one region to another, I will be focusing on the general one to avoid confusion, since this is intended to feed the curious minds of kdrama watchers and not for academical purposes. Still, it will be great if this series could be a stepping stone for people to dig deeper into the culture and spur more discoveries of interesting facts about this topic.

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Wedding and Marriage in Joseon Part 1: Historical Stuff

Marriage can be regarded as one of the most important events in our lives. It is not simply the union of two people but actually symbolizes the union of the two families of the bride and groom. Thus, the wedding that is the beginning of the holy matrimony is treated with respect and care across all cultures through the ages of human civilization. The practice of traditional marriage rituals and customs still continue to this day despite the tendency for younger couples to opt for modern wedding ceremonies. This time, I will try my best to highlight the traditional wedding ceremony of Korea, focusing on Joseon’s Confucian practice with regard to the ceremony and the marriage institution as well.

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Kim Hyo Jin & Yoo Ji Tae’s Wedding Ceremony

A very beautiful wedding indeed. Couple Kim Hyo-Jin and Yoo Ji Tae tied the knot earlier today in Shilla Hotel, Seoul. Many celebrities attended the wedding and the newlyweds looked so blissful and gorgeous. Kim Hyo-Jin was stunning in a simple yet elegant white gown, while the groom Yoo Ji-Tae looked dashing in his tailored suit. I am so happy just looking at them but at the same time, I’m envious because they’re such a beautiful couple!

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Kim Hyo Jin & Yoo Ji Tae’s Wedding Pictorial

“A fairy tale-like wedding pictorial”. The reporter didn’t bluff at all. The pictorial is indeed like a fairy tale, featuring the couple actor Yoo Ji Tae and actress Kim Hyo Jin. With their wedding set to be on December 2nd, they are looking so blissful in this pictorial.

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