It was a gorgeous night in Taipei on October 31st, capping off a perfect fairy tale wedding for Selina Jen (the S in SHE along with Hebe Tian and Ella Chen) to her lawyer bridegroom Richard Chang. Selina, who last October suffered 3rd to 2nd degree burns over 50% of her entire body during an onset explosion while filming a drama in Shanghai, managed to stun her medical team with her resilience and courage in recovery for the past year, allowing her to finally marry her fiancée after postponing their wedding due to the accident. The ceremony was presided over by Taiwan president Ma Ying Jou, with over 1,000 guests attending including top stars, political figures, and business leaders.
I’m tearing up just reading about it, and seeing Selina’s beaming face and how she bravely wore a strapless gown despite her burn scars being visible. She’s so weak still she had to sit for the most part of the wedding, and underneath her gown she had to wear a compression garment for her skin grafts to continue to heal. But she is utterly gorgeous inside and out, and I wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness. A bunch of pictures after the jump!
Selina with her two best friends and group mates Hebe and Ella, who were two of her bridesmaids that night. Have a picture of them happy and healthy from before the accident. It’s impossible to know if SHE will ever have any activities as a group again, but they will definitely be friends regardless.
I can’t lie and say Selina can possibly recover to the point she looks exactly like her pre-accident self. But her recovery has been so successful with her facial grafts that she’s gotten her smile and twinkle back. I’m so proud and happy for her.
Below are pictures of the wedding and reception afterwards.
The first picture below is from the set of engagement pictures Selina and Richard took before her devastating accident, and the subsequent shot is from the pre-wedding pictures they took last month.
While all weddings are joyous events, sometimes a wedding that is a long time coming like Selina and Richard’s just has that added poignancy that makes you want to cry tears of happiness. Apparently there wasn’t a dry eye in the house during the ceremony, and afterwards Selina gamely held court while everyone came to toast her (as opposed to Chinese tradition where the bride and groom walk from table to table to toast their guests). There won’t be a honeymoon since Selina is unable to travel, but the happy couple thanks everyone for coming and expressed their happiness just to have this moment together no matter where they are.
I love SHE. All 3 have truly great personalities that shine through their music, and I admire Selina’s courage and optimism. Wish her all the joy in her marriage!
So happy for her…
Wow, what a story! And what an amazing women, to go through all that. And an amazing guy to stick with her through all of it. ^_^
Ockoala, thank you for posting these lovely photos.
Congratulations to the newlyweds and their families and friends. And thank you for sharing your smiles with us.
She looks gorgeous pre and post accident, but her bridesmaid dresses have got to be the ugliest, most unflattering dresses I have ever seen. I do love the shoes though.
i didnt know her (i just know Ella from SHE) and anything about the accident, but she looks so beautiful, hope she can recover fully soon.
and definitely agree to above comment about bridesmaid dresses!
btw, you know the OG’s stallone’s real life gf who plays wei mina in OG, when i first saw her, she reminded me of Ella:D i think they look very similar now i saw Ella here:D
and offtopic BUT today’s header is one of the best:D i dont know if any drama couple could pose so natural:D my favorite is the middle pic:D Jihwan kisses Eunhye and the look on her face is so cute:D
Thank you for sharing this! Every tidbit I hear about her recovery and courage has never failed to leave me touched and my eyes a little bit wet. What a beautiful wedding (i agree about how in light of all that has happened, this wedding is especially poignant) and what a beautiful bride. Selina’s happiness really shines through. I look forward to more milestones on Selina’s road to recovery.
Selina looks so gorgeous! I really miss her smile! Hope to see her back soon! SHE’s friendship is priceless =)
congratulations, selina and richard! 🙂 wishing you marital bliss always.
I’m sooo Happy for her..I wished her the best and a long happy marriage. Her story is amazing of pure faith and perseverance. I might go out of the limn here, but I say she has retired from the entertainment world, in order to focus on her marriage and babies. I wish the couple happiness.
However, is it me? or Hebe looks weird? Elle looks great but I swear I had to take a double take on Hebe.
yes, i think it’s hebe’s orange hair that is throwing us. I saw her on an episode of this season’s One Million Star competition where she was a guest performer and was totally surprised by her hair..as in, totally distracted me from her entire performance. definitely prefer her with black locks 🙂
it’s great to hear stories like these coming in from the entertainment industry where we are so used to hearing scandalous and silly stuff…..wishing this lucky couple a beautiful and happy marriage!
I’m so happy for Selina! Selina, stay strong… we all support you!
Go Selina & husband! I love this couple *tears*
Awww, this is such uplifting news. I think she looks absolutely gorgeous!
I love SHE. I have their album and their concert cd and DVD. Yup. I’m that fangirl. ^__^ Know the lyrics of their songs (almost!) by heart.
I’m so proud of Selina. Congratulations. Praying for a long, happy and blessed life together!
How about Ham Yu Hao Ming ?
Any news about him ??? i’m dying to know
sadly, media is very selina biased
i never hear anything about yu hao ming and people don’t seem to care except in mainland
yu hao ming updated his weibo 3 months ago, he seems to be recovering
but not ready for activities
He’s still in rehab and recovery. He had more severe burns than Selina, but had less burn areas on his body than her. The C-media reports on him often, but news is scarce because he’s kept his recovery under wraps, whereas Selina’s recovery is pretty much covered by the TW-media because she lets them see her current state. I don’t expect Ham to emerge until he’s ready to be seen.
oh thank you for that koala :DD
I’m hope he get well very soon.
@bubujinxinaddict ; yeah , i try to search news for him but i only found a very few articles .
oops. scratch that.
“I hope he get well soon :DDDD “
While Selina does deserve praise for her courage, just wanted to also give credit to the oft-forgotten hero who shielded Selina during the explosion – mainland China actor Yu Hao Ming who was severely injured, maybe more so than Selina. Here we see the difference between Taiwan and China media where the Taiwan media tends to sensationalise things whilst hardly a word or picture has been heard about Yu Hao Ming.
Here’s applauding both for surviving their ordeal and wishing them all the best in the future undertakings.
Super Happy for her. S.H.E was the first TWpop group i listened to. Love her resilence. Also as previous commentators have pointed out a shot out to Yu Hao Ming who’s still recovering.
I can’t help myself but to comment about the bridesmaids dress its like a flower that is dropping from the tree or a bell, it make them look like white mushrooms..I know that the bride might be worried that all eyes are not on her..but that is really bad taste…but all the best for the newly wed couple.
thank you mz koala for sharing such wonderful news and pictures with us.
selina is just glowing and looks absolutely beautiful 🙂
wishing the couple the very best!!
Congratulations Selina & Richard!!
I admire her courage and strength and I continue to hope that she can have a good recovery. For both of them, HM and Selina, I hope they both can make a good recovery.
I’m happy for her. I saw it in the newspaper that she got married. I am really really glad that her protector is doing well too. I am happy for Selina. S.H.E. was the first tw-group I ever heard. I love their songs, acting, and everything else!!
Here’s to the bride and the groom!! Wishing them all the success that life can give them.
The bridal party all look like white pears. (Sorry, but true.)
Hebe looks darling with black hair, but the red just looks awful on her. I am a huge Hebe fan too!!!!! What is S.H.E. coming too???
Still, everyone looks like they’re really really happy. I am really happy for them!!