Following their fairy-tale wedding in England last month, Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan threw a second banquet for their family and friends at W Hotel in Taipei last night (Feb 9).
In accordance with Jay’s wishes, the outdoor pool area on the 10th storey of the hotel transformed into a circus-themed party venue. The walkway at the centre of the pool was laid with red carpet while a series of the couple’s wedding photos taken in Prague was displayed at the entrance. The total cost of the grand affair reportedly amounted to NT$6 million (approximately S$260,000).
Jay and Hannah entered the venue as a six-piece string orchestra and a jazz band performed the same march-in song that was played during their wedding in England. It was previously reported that the multi-hyphenate had specially composed the track for his big day.
After the cake-cutting ceremony, Jay thanked guests for their attendance and said: “This event is primarily organised for my grandmother who was unable to travel long distance [for the Europe wedding].”
A violinist and a choir consisting of 11 people provided the background music for the night. Known for his keen interest in magic, Jay also hired a magician to entertain the guests. His grandmother was said to be greatly impressed by the magician who turned paper roses into real flowers for her.
Jay has mentioned on several occasions about his wish to become a father. When asked if the fans can expect good news in the near future, Jay let on after a couple of drinks: “Soon, soon!”