Congratulations are in order for Chiling Lin (林志玲) and Akira aka Ryōhei Kurosawa (黒澤 良平).
The Taiwanese supermodel and Japanese actor-singer held their traditional wedding ceremony in the southern city of Tainan, Taiwan.
The 44-year-old bride arrived at a traditional ancestral hall of the Wu Clan Association of Taiwan in Rolls Royce limo around 3pm this afternoon. Her father Lin Fan-nan (林繁男) was seen walking Chiling down the aisle before handing her over to the 38-year-old entertainer.
According to reports, the newlyweds were clad in a Ralph Lauren tailored-made wedding dress and suit respectively. Tainan mayor Huang Wei-cher gifted them with items linked to traditional marriage rites, such as oil, salt, firewood, vinegar and tea.
Taipei Times also mentioned that Chiling and Akira received a set of silk bedsheets and pillow cases as well as dried longan and longan honey. These are traditional blessings to welcome more sons in the couple’s family.
During the exchanged of vows, the handsome groom thanked Chiling for agreeing to marry him and promises to make her the happiest woman in the world. In her emotional speech, the bride also thanked Akira for helping her “to believe in love again” and vow that they would be together for better or worse till old age.
The couple released a joint statement, clarifying that the wedding venue was chosen because her mother Wu Tzu-mei (吳慈美) lived not far away from the ancestral hall; plus she and her cousins used to have fond memories here.
Following the traditional ceremony, a wedding banquet was held at Tainan Art Museum Building in the evening around 6pm before an after party took place at a nearby hotel.
Some of the A-list celebrities that were invited include Dee Hsu (徐熙娣), Kevin Tsai (蔡康永), Mickey Huang (黄子佼), Ariel Lin (林依晨), Huang Bo (黄渤), as well as Wang Leehom (王力宏) and his wife Lee Jinglei (李靚蕾).
Here’s a video taken the couple’s wedding today:
Both Chiling and Akira have known each other for 8 years but only started dating last year. The lovebirds registered their marriage earlier in June.
Source: Focus Taiwan.