After officially tying the knot in June this year, Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-Ling, 44, and Japanese band Exile’s Akira (born Ryohei Kurosawa) celebrated their union with an intimate wedding in Taiwan yesterday (Nov 17, Sunday).
The couple chose to have their nuptials in Tainan, which is the hometown of the bride’s father.
A banquet was held at Tainan Art Museum, a historical spot that was formerly Taiwan’s oldest police station. According to The Straits Times, the celebration was held at the open space between the Building One (which Chi-ling had favoured for its classic elegance) and Building Two of the museum instead of the former to allay fears of damage.
From what we’ve gathered from pictures splashed across social media, the newlyweds sported an array of outfits for the day’s festivities, with the bride donning five looks, and Akira in at least four looks.
The bride’s first gown was a custom Ralph Lauren number, which she wore while going through traditional wedding rituals at an ancestral hall in the afternoon. Strings of pearly embellishments were draped across her shoulders and over a minimalist sheath. She wore her hair up in a loose wavy updo.
A second dress, a pink midi with a full tulle skirt and embellished bodice was made by Taiwanese label Sophia Wedding Studio. Brides-to-be after a fairy tale look will definitely crush on her shoes: Swarovski crystal-embellished heels from Jimmy Choo’s Cinderella collection.
Chi-ling also slipped into a pink cheongsam, which is said to be a wedding gift by Taiwanese luxury fashion house, Shiatzy Chen. Exquisitely hand beaded and with floral appliques as well as lace, the design featured a Mandarin collar that edged into a V neckline.
The last look for her reception was by Malaysian high-end brand The Atelier, which featured a detachable plumed cape and a captivating glittering dress with a plunging neckline and sheer powder blue tulle layers.
And in her final look of the evening, the bride was all legs and smokin’ hot in a shimmery mini for the after-party.
Grooms-to-be planning for classic formal wear will want to take notes from Akira. The groom checked all the right boxes in the groomswear department, sporting four different looks from Ralph Lauren including a tailcoat for the morning festivities, and a white tux and a dinner jacket.
#康熙來了 林志玲和老公Akira 在台南舉辦婚禮，晚宴時則移至台南第一美術館，宴會上除了下午的主持人蔡康永依舊現身支持，最喜歡在節目上和志玲鬥嘴的小S 也和老公一同前往，此時，爆笑場面頓時又成為康熙來了。 晚宴上蔡康永說：「如果我稱呼林志玲是天下第一美女的話，她（小S）一定會問我她是Number幾，」接著轉過頭對S 說：「妳剛說如果我說你是number 2 我們倆就絕交對嗎？」S回應：「節目也不要做啦！」沒想到康永哥說：「你不是Number 2呀！你是number 7！」讓全場一陣爆笑！接著他再補一刀：「你根本沒有排進number，你就叫Little S！」此時S 不甘示弱地回應：「沒關係，我是IPSS，所有我不是什麼number 1、number 2 之類的，數字對我來說根本不重要，因為我是唯一的IPSS！」結果自己講完後才意識到：「我不懂噎！明明是林志玲婚禮，我在這邊搶什麼風頭呀！」又讓全場笑倒。 之後S又說：「很多人跟志玲都認識、跟她當朋友好幾年，那我跟志玲的關係很特殊，就是⋯我們交惡了大概15年（大笑），直到我剛剛坐在那，志玲還跟我說『我們倆是不是合好了？』我說：『當然呀！不然你怎麼會邀請我來！』」而志玲聽到也說：妳對我是很重要的人。 接著S 也感謝志玲：「在每一次我開她玩笑之後，都可以用很高EQ的方式回應我，讓場面非常開心、愉快。」不過談到婚姻時，她又忍不住笑鬧：「婚姻這條路真的很⋯（遲疑）『好走』！把對方的缺點縮小、優點放大，難免會有想要握拳的時候，這時候你就對自己說：「志玲，加油」（眾人大笑。 @elephantdee #小s @chiling.lin #林志玲 @kangyongcai #蔡康永 @exileakira_official #akira
Taiwanese hosts Dee Hsu (otherwise known as Small S) and Kevin Tsai who are known for their variety show, Here Comes Kang Xi, also took to the stage. The pair got up to hilarious antics, including getting the bride to strike poses with Dee.
NO RED PACKETS
While it is customary for wedding guests to gift red packets, Lin Chi-ling requested for guests not to do so. Instead, Dee Hsu reportedly donated 100,000 NT$ to Lin Chi-ling’s Charity Foundation.
Meanwhile, The Straits Times reported that Tainan’s authorities gifted Akira’s family with items that are linked to traditional marriage rites, such as oil, salt, firewood, vinegar and tea. Tainan mayor Huang Wei-cher added that the authorities are treating the wedding as though the city is “giving Lin away”.
Lush floral arrangements in a palette of white, green and peach turned the venue into a romantic space with a fairy tale vibe.
Meanwhile, a cart with retro goodies and knick knacks added a nostalgic, playful touch the the celebrations!
Here’s wishing a blissful union to the newlyweds!