31-year-old Taiwanese pop singer Ella Chen Chia-Hwa (陳嘉樺), a member of the girl group S.H.E., tied the knot yesterday at Le Méridien Taipei with her 36-year-old sweetheart Alvin Lai (賴斯翔 a.k.a 尔文赖) from Malaysia in a star-studded ceremony. The two have been dating for one and a half years.
Among the showbiz celebrities who showed up are Matilda Tao and actor husband Li Liren, Barbie Hsu, Fish Leung and hubby Tony Chiu, Yoga Lin, Dylan Kuo, JJ Lin, Valen Hsu, Christine Fan and of course, Ella’s best friends and fellow S.H.E members Selina Jen and Hebe Tien.
Ella, famous for her deep bass voice and her humor, entertained the guests by dirty dancing with her groom, jazzing up the star-studded wedding.
“My husband is the best!” gushed the bride as she threw her bridal bouquet to the girls which attracted a throng, including Pace Wu and the world’s top female golfer Yani Tseng, who was the lucky catcher.
Besides being a singer, Chen has starred in popular dramas including “The Rose,” and has hosted several variety shows. Her husband Lai is an assistant marketing manager at the L’Oreal Group in Taiwan.
Hebe Tien and Sodagreen frontman Wu Tsing-Fong (pinyin: Wú Qīngfēng) were the maid-in-honour and best man at the wedding, which was hosted by Ah-Ken and Nado. They were also the hosts of Selina’s wedding last year.
The wedding reception was a private affair not open to the media, with guests advised not to broadcast the event on Weibo and Facebook. Ella and her groom had held a session with the media prior to the wedding dinner.
For Ella and Alvin’s wedding in Malacca, please go to this link.