Just Married! Photo: www.facebook.com/jaychou

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan. The singer who said he wanted to get married by his 36th birthday has gotten his wish as he exchanged vows with his model-actress bride in the 1,000-year-old Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, England.

Nicknamed the hidden Gem of Yorkshire, the towering Gothic-styled church set the scene for an equally grand celebration as the handsome couple exchanged vows in front of their 50 guests, who comprised friends and family.

Check out Hannah’s magnificent skirt and train! The couple’s wedding outfits were from Sophia Weddings in Taiwan. Photo: www.facebook.com/jaychou

Allusions to the wedding were made several times when Jay said he’d get married on his 36th birthday, and Hannah confirming the information when she announced she was leaving the TV show Dancing With the Stars to do “a very important thing” on January 18, this year.

Hannah walked down the aisle in a custom-made Tudor-styled ballgown with illusion and lace details, as well as a heart-shaped cut-out back by luxury fashion brand Mikael D. Her bridal accessories included a tiara and necklace (both in platinum set with brilliant-cut diamonds) from renowned jeweller Chaumet’s Lumieres d’Eau collection.

Jay looked every inch the dapper groom in a bespoke black tuxedo with gold embroidery on the collar.

The couple took their pre-wedding portraits across Europe. Here’s one of them in Paris, France. Photo: www.facebook.com/jaychou 

Ever the perfectionist, Jay made sure everything went according to plan during the wedding rehearsal, which delayed the ceremony from 1.30pm to 3.30pm local time.

He also penned their wedding song, which was played by a local 20-member string ensemble during the ceremony. The post-party, which was held at Castle Howard, was made to resemble a concert with a symphony and a rock band.

With an invitation as intricate as this, you know the wedding will be one to look forward to. Photo: weibo.com/willliu

On his Facebook page, he released three pre-wedding portraits via his agent J.R. Yang and revealed that they had registered their marriage a year ago.

The couple are reputed to be holding two more celebrations in Taiwan and Australia.

But first, a video preview of the very sweet ceremony. Another video of Jay throwing Hannah’s bouquet to the throng of waiting guests, was released on Weibo.