In 1982 4,000 people got married in a mass blessing carried out by Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
He founded the Unification Church in Korea and his followers believe he should choose their spouses.
Hear from an American bridegroom who married his Korean wife that day.
(Image: Philip Shanker and his Korean bride)
“I always like to say I had a garden wedding with a few friends. Of course, the garden was Madison Square Garden and we had about 4,000 friends there”