Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo Marry on a Monday
Actors Ricky Kim (28) and Ryu Seung Joo (32) were the first of many celebrity couples tying the knot this month.
On May 4, Ricky Kim (born Ricky Lee Neely) married musical actress Ryu Seung Joo at Seoul’s Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel. They dated for approximately two years, after first meeting while working with Compassion, an international NGO.
Regarding the proposal, Kim said, “I chose a ring that I liked and ordered it from the States, but it wasn’t delivered in time.” Continuing on, he explained that he “had no choice but to cut out a picture of a ring from a magazine and put it in a case to go see Ryu Seung Joo where she was acting in a musical”. There, he went on stage and proposed on one knee with the paper ring.
Reverend Seo Jung In, who works for Compassion, presided over the service. Singer Shim Tae Yoon was the MC for the reception.
The two have postponed their honeymoon until August, when they will go to Peru for both the honeymoon and volunteer work.
Kim’s previous drama was On Air where he was Oh Seung Ah (Kim Ha Neul)’s friend, Aidan. Ryu is currently performing as Michelle Morris on stage in the musical, Dream Girls.
Guests at the wedding included: