Taiwanese singer David Tao and wife Penny (Jiang Pei Rong) threw a 55-table wedding banquet at six-star hotel Mandarin Oriental Taipei last night. The star-studded event was graced by A-list celebrities including Jay Chou, JJ Lin, Jam Hsiao, Lee Hom and wife Lee Jinglei, who made her first public appearance since she gave birth in July.
Although Lee Hom and Jinglei did not accept interviews at the wedding, the couple happily posed for photos. Dressed in a black suit, JJ Lin said that he has never met the bride previously. “Congratulations, David! I wish the newlyweds eternal love and I hope he will continue to contribute the music industry after getting married!” he quipped.
As Jay was in Shenzhen, China for a concert on Saturday, he rushed to the hotel from the airport after his flight back to Taipei was delayed. While speaking to reporters, the multi-hyphenate revealed that he had sent a text message to David, in case he could not make it in time for the wedding. “I wrote: “If your kids think that you are too strict [in teaching music] in future, they can come and learn from me!”” he laughed.
Jam, who was seated at the same table as his seniors, shared that he became good friends with David after Beijing TV’s reality singing contest China Best Voice. Not only did the 30-year-old agreed to be the wedding singer, he presented the couple with a teacup set from luxury brand Hermès.
“I heard that Penny doesn’t drink. David should drink lesser and enjoy some tea with his wife occasionally,” explained Jam, who also claimed that watching his buddy tie the knot makes him want to settle down too.
“Should I hurry up? But looking at the work involved in a wedding gives me a lot of stress. Getting married is no mean feat,” he added.