PHOTOS: Project Superstar Kelly Poon and music producer Roger Yo's 45-table wedding banquet in Taiwan

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Project Superstar alum Kelly Poon married Taiwanese music producer Roger Yo on 20 Nov, holding a 45-table banquet at Regent Taipei in the absence of her family due to COVID-19’s restrictions.

First announced that she had registered her marriage in Taiwan in February, Kelly had been sharing her wedding preparation journey with her fans on Instagram regularly. While it was a star-studded wedding banquet with F.I.R’s Faye, Freya Lim, Wong Jinglun, Genie Chou, Boon Hui Lu, and more in attendance, Poon’s family and friends in Singapore were however not present due to the pandemic’s travel restrictions.

Although it was a full-house celebration at the banquet, Poon could not help but feel regretful and lonely, knowing that no one from home could make it to the wedding. Songwriter and mentor Yao Chien walked her down the aisle, in place of her father who had passed away in 2019. “I hope my father is watching us from the heavens,” Poon shared.

To incorporate a hint of Singapore into her banquet, Poon and Yo led their wedding guests into three cheers of “Yam Seng”, which was unheard of in Taiwan. “The longer and louder we hold the note for ‘Yam’, the more blissful the new couple will be,” the emcee shared with the guests, prompting deafening cheers from all in attendance.

(PHOTO: Mode Entertainment)
(PHOTO: Mode Entertainment)

A singer-producer wedding banquet will not be complete without an exchange of tunes. Roger played the piano and sang a newly self-composed song for his wife, and in return, Poon sang “Together”, a new song she wrote for Yo, during the couple’s second walk-in. Both segments were kept from their respective partners, much to each other’s surprises.

Juggling both wedding preparations and her increased participation in Taiwanese drama, Girl’s Power, Poon said that she had been sleeping at 4am prior to the wedding to oversee everything. When asked about living together after registering their marriage in February, Poon shared that Yo spent a lot of time and effort on her, and “even though he is not a morning person, he will wake up early in the morning just to drive me to filming.”

Prone to using English whenever she is angry, the language barrier is, however, the way the couple resolve their quarrels. “Roger will try to use English to quarrel with me, but he tends to be incoherent when he is panicking, so we will end up laughing!”

The couple plans to put away any honeymoon plans until the pandemic is over. For now, they would take it easy and start off with a good night rest, and a hearty breakfast the next day to kick off married life.