Despite being acquainted for over a decade, Taiwanese actress Ariel Lin and businessman Charles Lin only got together after meeting at her cousin’s wedding in 2012. According to media reports, Charles’s family runs a diving equipment business based in Taiwan and he works at the California branch office.
When Ariel packed her bags to pursue a Master’s degree in London, Charles frequently visited her and the couple even toured Europe together. On Ariel’s birthday last year, Charles asked for her hand in marriage with a necklace to “keep her by his side for the rest of their lives”.
Star-studded factor: Extremely High
On Oct 29 (which was also Ariel’s 32nd birthday), the couple held their engagement ceremony at The Ambassador Hotel in Taipei. A 50-table banquet was held at the same venue in the evening.
The hearty affair was attended by many of Ariel’s celebrity pals including Chen Bo Lin, Rainie Yang, Tiffany Hsu, Cheryl Yang, Joelle Lu, Janet Hsieh, Daniel Chan, Kai Ko, Matilda Tao and husband Li Liren, and Blackie Chen and wife Christine Fan.
Although Ariel’s It Started With a Kiss onscreen lover Joseph Cheng was unable to make it for the occasion due to pre-arranged work, the actor gave the biggest wedding gift of the night – a giant-sized cheque of NT$131,400 (S$5,518) which symbolises “eternity” in Mandarin.
As reported by Taiwanese media previously, Ariel and Charles’ official wedding ceremony was held on Christmas Eve.
PHOTOS: Ariel Lin throws engagement banquet on 32nd birthday