Singapore Mandopop superstar Stefanie Sun, 32, wed marketing consultant Indonesian-born Dutch boyfriend Nadim van der Ros, 34, in a low-key private wedding ceremony on Sunday after a five-year relationship.
30 friends and family members gathered at Sun’s home at Stevens Road while six security guards kept the foreign and local members of the media at bay.
Sun’s close friend, Taiwan pop princess Jolin Tsai was among the guests who attended the couple’s low-key wedding dinner held at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa.
Although Sun said her wedding day was relatively stress-free, van der Ros couldn’t possibly have thought so.
He had to brave a slew of diabolical challenges Sun’s bridesmaids had set, such as performing a ‘lion dance’ and assuming some difficult yoga positions, before finally being able to claim his bride, undergo traditional rites and head to Sentosa for their wedding banquet.
The wedding invitation was made public recently when an invited guest shared a picture of it online. The invitation card was simple and elegant — a design befitting of the low profile couple.
Apart from including the Chinese traditional character which means ‘double happiness’ on the card, the couple also stamped a line that aptly sums up their relationship, “He met her and She met him.”
Besides her wedding in Singapore, Sun will also hold a celebratory banquet in Taiwan for her friends and members of her staff at a later date after her nuptials.
The media was not invited to Sun’s wedding and she gave no interviews, but the singer’s music label Wonderful Music released a series of photos taken on Sun’s wedding day, along with a statement from the bride on Sunday.
“Today is a happy day. It is the fifth anniversary of me and my other half’s relationship. It is also the most important day of my life.
“The decision to hold my wedding today is because we had dated for a long time. In addition, we are both very easy-going. It is a joyous ceremony, without any anxiety, without any special stress. The most stressful part was preparing for the wedding,” said Sun in her statement.
“Today is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I hope from now on I can be a virtuous wife.
“Thank you everyone! Whether it is the blessings from friends in the media or my fans, it has all been received! Thank you!” Sun added.
“Hopefully, all the guests who turned up today are happy. The important point is today, I’m the most beautiful!”
If not for a nosey reporter, Stefanie Sun may have just kept her wedding under wraps. A Shin Min Daily reporter uncovered a marriage application while surfing the Registry of Marriages (ROM) website, showing that Sun had registered her union with Van Der Ros in a quiet civil ceremony on March 31, 2011. The ROM search showed details of Van Der Ros’ birthdate, as well as Sun’s dialect name, Sng Ee Tze.
Well, the cat’s out of the bag, and the timing could not be better as Sun has just released her new album named “It’s Time.” The irony of the album title is surely not lost on anyone.
Watch this video of Stefanie Sun’s wedding: