Ady An weds in Hawaii: Five other Asian celeb weddings off the beaten track

Actress Ady An wed businessman Levo Chan in Hawaii on Monday (June 5) evening.
Actress Ady An wed businessman Levo Chan in Hawaii on Monday (June 5) evening.PHOTO: WEIBO/DONG XUAN

When actress Ady An married businessman Levo Chan at a textbook seaside wedding on Monday, the surprise was the location.

The couple had chosen Hawaii, bucking the trend for Bali (which has been the go-to wedding destination for celebrity couples including Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo, Liu Shishi and Nicky Wu, and Yang Mi and Hawick Lau).

Which other Asian stars have also headed off the beaten track for the big day?

1. Hannah Quinlivan and Jay Chou

 

In a wedding befitting a pop king, Chou walked down the aisle with the model in Selby Abbey in North Yorkshire, England in January 2015. The ceremony was followed by a party and a firework display at Castle Howard. Overnight, the wedding put North Yorkshire on the map for the Chinese-speaking world.

2. Shu Qi and Stephen Fung

The actress and the director tied the knot on the fly in the Czech Republic in September last year, where they were also shooting the action film The Adventurers with actors Jean Reno and Andy Lau. She would not reveal where and when exactly they married, but said: "Few were present, fewer than 20 people, I won't say who."

Bridal shots from actress Shu Qi and film-maker Stephen Fung's wedding. PHOTO: APPLE DAILY

Lau said the wedding was so hush-hush, he did not know about it.

3. Arissa Cheo and Van Ness Wu


Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu married Singaporean deisgner Arissa Cheo in Los Angeles on Nov 15, 2013. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ARISSA CHEO

The F4 singer and actor wed the Singaporean heiress at the five-star Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California in November 2013. A Christian ceremony was followed by a punk rock-themed party.

4. Vicky Hsieh and Masa


Mayday bassist Masa (left) married fashion designer Vicky Hsieh at Santorini on June 14, 2015. PHOTO: B'IN MUSIC

The Mayday bassist and the fashion designer married at a picture-perfect sunset wedding on the island of Santorini, Greece in June 2015. His bandmates, as well as singer Jonathan Lee, attended the ceremony.

5. Carina Lau and Tony Leung Chiu Wai


Hong Kong actors Tony Leung and Carina Lau smile during their wedding ceremony in the Kingdom of Bhutan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Theirs is still the celebrity wedding of the decade. The long-time couple tied the knot at a lavish affair in Uma Paro, a hilltop resort in remote Bhutan, in July 2008. The wedding planner was director Wong Kar Wai, who made a nuptial playlist with songs by Abba, Bee Gees and Sergio Mendes. The make-up artist was Singaporean Zing. The wedding singer was pop queen Faye Wong, one of Lau's best friends.