From extreme glamour to simple elegance, these Asian stars have made their mark with their unique weddings. Because of their celebrity status, they choices in the romantic flair and setting can leave lasting and influential impressions. Take a look!

1. Famous Taiwanese musician-filmmaker Jay Chou married model Hannah Quinlivan in January of 2015 in the historic Selby Abbey located at a quaint village in Yorkshire, England. Before the nuptials, he and Hannah traveled to fabulous locations in Paris, Germany', and Prague for their wedding photoshoot. Strict secrecy was also upheld as the guests, including family and close friends, were flown to England without their knowing the exact wedding location. (Watch the wedding video and see more photos HERE.)

Jay Chou set the trend for Asian couples who aspire to a traditional church wedding in old Europe. Although Jay and Hannah are not the first Asian couple to marry in Europe, their opulent wedding made world news with the extravagance, secrecy, and romantic flair. The couple have been happily married since 2015, with their second child just recently born. 

On the flip side of opulence is the simple elegance expressed in Korean actors Won Bin and Lee Na Young's wedding.

2. Won Bin and Lee Na Young were married in a private ceremony in May of 2015 in the leading man's hometown of Jeongseon, Gangwon-do. The simple but solemn wedding looked breathtaking in an open field. Perhaps even more stunning is the cost of their wedding, estimated at less than US $1,000, as compared to the average celebrity wedding cost in South Korea that can easily exceed US $100,000. (More photos HERE.)

3. When Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun carried their on-screen romance in Blood to the real world, they set a wonderful example when they saved the expense of a wedding and donated it for children's medical research. They registered their marriage and dined with family members at a restaurant on the wedding day. Although they didn't have a formal ceremony, they looked adorable in their wedding photo shoot. (More details and photos HERE.)

4. When internationally famous actress Shu Qi married Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung in September 2016, it came as a big surprise after years of rumors linking the Taiwanese beauty with not just her now-husband but also other high-profile leading men. 

The wedding wasn't just low-key with a simple social media post, it was almost like a weekend outing as the couple took time off from their movie filming in the Czech Republic. The bride even wore a recycled bridal gown, given to her by H&M two years before. It sets the trend for a casual, inexpensive wedding that still shined with the joy and deep affection the couple have for each other. (See other photos HERE.)

5. Another wedding that caught the media by surprise came from Barbie Hsu, the actress who rose to fame in Meteor Garden, Taiwan's extremely popular adaptation of the Boys Over Flowers manga. 

Barbie married her husband, Chinese entrepreneur Wang Xiofei, in November of 2010, just two months after they first met. It was actually by civil registration. Because their romance happened so quickly, the press was caught by surprise. A few months later, in March 2011, they held a glamorous wedding at China's Hainan Island. The happy couple now have two children.

It seems common these days to see wedding posts directly from the stars, but Barbie Hsu's marriage set the trend with Chinese celebrity couples posting affectionate messages to each other via social media. Chinese stars Huang Xiao Ming and AngelaBaby posted their wedding registrations online, in May 2015, to announce the happy news. They then held a fairy-tale wedding a few months later.

6. Speaking of secrecy, some stars go to the extreme to protect their privacy, especially when they have a massive fandom. Perhaps the award for extreme secrecy should go to idol singer-actor Wu Chun, the handsome singer-actor who rose to fame as a member of the very popular Fahrenheit boys band based in Taiwan.

After years of denying dating rumors, Wu Chun finally confessed to the public, in October of 2013, that he was already married to his first love and high-school sweetheart who he met in Brunei, where he was born and raised. He also revealed that the couple had a three-year-old daughter with a baby son on the way. In his apology to the fans, We Chun paid loving tribute to his wife, describing her as self-sacrificing in supporting him for 18 years. (More photos HERE.)

Wu Chun is hardly the only star who has kept his relationship secret. With Wu Chu setting a good example of coming clean to the fans, some other leading men have revealed their relationship status, usually after their marriage has taken place or when a baby has already arrived. (Taiwanese leading man Mike He is a recent case.)

BONUS: Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo

Some stars are so beloved that fans who "ship" them because of their on-screen chemistry couldn't be more delighted when their fall in love in real life. Such is the case when Descendants of the Sun's leading couple announced that they're heading to the altar for real. 

Will their wedding be an extravagant affair or a private ceremony? How will their wedding be trendsetting? Will the drama's cast members be among the guests? Maybe the groom will even arrive in a helicopter!  

We're all waiting for the special event in high anticipation. 

Best wishes for forever happiness to these star couples and all couples everywhere!

Which is your favorite wedding? What is your dream wedding?


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The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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