We’ve long established Filipinos love K-dramas, so much so that some of us have even gone as far as to incorporate them into our milestone events. Case in point: A number of Korean drama-themed prenup photoshoots have caught the internet’s attention lately, where engaged couples are dressed up to mimic the beloved swoon-worthy pairings in popular shows such as Crash Landing on You, Reply 1988, and Start-Up.
For their part, Nueva Ecija couple Xyra Ballesteros and Alexis Pedrico took the historical K-drama route for their own prenuptial pictorial. The two, who are proclaimed K-drama fans—their favorite shows are Korean Odyssey and Endless Love—gleaned inspo from the 2006 TV series Jumong. Yet another memorable show and set in Korea's Goguryeo period, the drama's impact contributed to the spread of the hallyu wave in Asia.
After getting engaged this February, Xyra and Alexis opted for the theme since their planned trip to Korea last year was put to a halt due to the ongoing pandemic. “To be honest with you, idea ni Bessy [Alexis] yan. Mahilig siya sa historical K-drama…and crush niya si Song Hye Kyo,” Xyra tells Preview. “I agreed sa idea niya na Korean drama themed ang gawin namin kasi mukhang matatagalan pa bago kami makakapag travel ulit.”
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