Vanness Wu goes punk rock for LA wedding

Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu may be all traditional with dos and don’ts before marriage but when it comes to the big day itself, the 35-year-old is all ready to be anything but a conformist.

Going by the unconventional theme of black and white, Wu’s wedding photos unveiled last Saturday (Nov-16) at his wedding reception in Los Angeles, were a lovely surprise and inspiration for brides and grooms to be who are planning for something off the norm.

Ditching the traditional get-up of a suit and gown, the stylish couple glammed up their wedding shots with a variety of casual and evening wear, including a rock-chic look, which we simply adore!
The fashionable couple gives the all-white look a stylish twist.


The fairytale. (All photos credit to here)

Vanness and his wife, Singaporean Arissa Cheo, first filed for marriage in Singapore on National Day (Aug-9) this year. They were formally married on Nov-7. According to media reports, the newlyweds had dated for nearly 7 years since their first meeting on set of Vanness’ music video “My Kingdom” in 2006.

Before wedding receptions in Taipei and Singapore (the latter is said to be held on Jan-5 next year before the couple jet off for honeymoon), Wu and Cheo first celebrated their union in the groom’s birth place, Los Angeles, over the weekend. Following in style of their wedding photos, the low-key and heavily-guarded wedding reception is a romantic yet unconventional affair.

The Wedding: Held at The Resort Pelican Hill, a five-star hotel which is known to be a celeb favorite for its privy location in the hills and a 40 minutes drive from city.

The newlyweds first held a simple ceremony at 3pm where they exchanged vows and rings in an intimate outdoor setting. The banquet, carried out in accordance with American traditions, later began at 7pm with the newlyweds taking to the floor for a first dance. After which, parents of both the bride and groom take turns to give a speech followed by cake cutting. The night ended with Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao belting out a lovely rendition of “I Do Cherish You” played by a 8-man live band.


The outdoor ceremony was said to be simple but moving. The newlyweds reportedly cried during the exchange of vows.

The menu.

The first dance at the wedding reception. (All photos credit to Arissa Cheo’s Instagram)

According to media reports, the hotel was heavily guarded to suit the bride’s preference for privacy. Guests were also forbidden to take pictures of the ceremony. All costs of the wedding, inclusive of airfare and accommodation at the luxurious hotel, are reportedly paid by Vanness. Total damage: approximately SGD$127,000.

The Wedding Look: The bride is said to have 2 gowns for the day while Vanness was decked out in a Tom Ford suit. For the “Punk Rock” themed reception, the newlyweds had on Christian Louboutin kicks.

Christian Louboutin kicks for the night. (Photo Credit: Arissa Cheo’s Instagram)

The Wedding Invite: Features a graphic design of a unicorn and a horse with the pair’s initials, “VA”.

(From left to right) The wedding invite, a USB as bespoke as well as a photo montage with the newlyweds’ wedding photos, childhood photos and writings from the bride. (Photo Credit: Arissa Cheo’s Instagram)

The Guests: 100 family members and close friends were invited. Apart from Elva Hsiao, the other celebrity in sight was the groom’s childhood friend, Jimmy Hung, son of Hong Kong star Sammo Hung. The rest of F4 cited work commitments for their absence.