Mass wedding in Korea – A bride prepares to marry at a mass wedding in South Korea, where thousands of followers of the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon gathered to tie the knot.
Mass wedding in Korea – Reverend Sun Myung Moon started conducting mass weddings in 1961, naming them 'Blessings' and promising that those who participated would have children free of original sin. Moon passed away in 2012, but his followers remain loyal, calling themselves 'Moonies.'
Mass wedding in Korea – An estimated 2500 couples took part in the ceremony. Thousands more married around the world, tuning in over the internet.
Mass wedding in Korea – Ilseuk Masuda and Rachel Curtin traveled from the United States to be married in the mass wedding. "We don't feel like it's actually that strange," said Masuda of the wedding.
Mass wedding in Korea – A final touchup before the big moment.