Remember that time when Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou (周杰倫) announced at a media conference that he will be holding not one, but two weddings celebrations for his 21-year-old model fiancée Hannah Quinlivan? Well, after making his love life known to the public last month, he officially tied the knot in England’s Selby Abbey on 17th Jan, a day before his 36th birthday.
Although the newlyweds were reportedly going to hold their second wedding in Taiwan sometime in March, Taiwan Apple Daily announced on 1st Feb that the two will hold a wedding banquet in luxury hotel W Taipei on 9th Feb instead.
According to Straits Time (citing Taiwan Apple Daily), the wedding celebration was most importantly held for Jay Chou‘s maternal grandmother who couldn’t take the long flight to their church ceremony in England last month. In fact, the newlyweds only invited entertainment elders including singer Jody Chiang, and hosts Chang Hsiao-yen and Chang Fei to this banquet. The Taiwan media outlet also saved him from speculations about whether his former girlfriends, singer Jolin Tsai and host Patty Hou, will attend his wedding banquet as they reported that the two will dine with his friends who are of his generation separately.
The wedding banquet took place in an outdoor pool area on the 10th floor of W Taipei with scented candles placed at the entrance of the venue.
While carrying Hannah’s pet dog, Jay Chou walked down the red carpet aisle arm-in-arm with his wife on an elevated platform in the swimming pool to the main stage that was decorated like a carousel. “A Journey Diary about Love”, a wedding march composed by the singer in England, was played in the background by a percussion and a jazz band. Dinner tables were placed on the two long sides of the pool so that the guests can witness their ceremony too.
Chou’s grandmother, who is in her 90s, said she was very happy to attend the wedding because he was her first grandchild to get married. However, she won’t be able to attend the next wedding ceremony that is set to be held in Australia, where Quinlivan’s parents currently reside.
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The couple’s wedding ceremonies in England and Taiwan are said to total up to NT$27 million (approximately S$1.14 million).