The Capital Defense Command announced that the Chinese media platform’s use of drones for Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo’s wedding is clearly “illegal”.
Currently, most areas in Seoul are banning the use of drones. The reason is that within a 8 km-radius of the Blue House (Cheongwadae) is a flight restricted area. According to the law, anyone disobeying the rule can pay a fine up to 2,000,000 Won (~2,000 USD).
If anyone wants to use a drone in the area, they need to get permission 4 to 7 days prior. And the Capital Defense Command announced, “The Chinese media platform’s use of drones for Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo’s wedding is clearly illegal. ‘Hotel Shilla’ is currently a A-level flight restricted area, so you cannot use drones around the hotel.”
The Chinese media platform that flied drones is ‘ifeng’. They used a drone to live-broadcast Song-Song Couple’s wedding on Weibo. Reportedly, 2 to 3 drones were flying in the sky during the wedding.
Neither the couple’s agencies nor Hotel Shilla were notified in advance.
Prior to the wedding, many Chinese media platforms had asked for a permission to live-broadcast the wedding. However, the couple rejected all of the requests, so one of them ended up using drones.
While Korean fans only had access to the wedding through low-quality photos, Chinese fans were enjoying the wedding through the live-broadcast including the couple’s kissing moments, bouquet throwing, and more.
Song-Song couple had a private wedding with 300 guests on the 31st at the Seoul Shilla Hotel.
The couple will reportedly have a honeymoon in Europe. In January, Song Joong-ki brought their first house together, which is located at Itaewon-dong in Seoul.
by Yeo Hyun-goo
Translated by Audrey Joung