Taiwan Bahá'í Chronicle:
An Historical Record of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith in Taiwan
15. The First Bahá'í
Marriage in Taiwan
On January 18, 1963, under the auspices of the Tainan Local Spiritual
Assembly, the first Bahá'í marriage was performed at the Tainan
Bahá'í Center. The bride was Miss Yeh Chon-ching and the groom
Mr. Yang Su-thou. Mr. Yang was a member of the Tainan Local Spiritual Assembly
and five members of his family were Bahá'ís. Twenty-two friends
attended the wedding celebration.
Official government recognition of the Bahá'í marriage was
obtained in 1973.
The bride, Miss Yeh Chon-ching and the groom Mr. Yang Su-thou are
standing to the left. Mr. Suleimani in the middle, Mr. Jerome Chu (officiating)
and Mr. Kao Ching-seng. Mr. Suleimani and Mr. Kao were witnesses from the Local
Spiritual Assembly of Tainan. Prayers were said in four languages.
Mr. Yang was active in the National Teaching Committee of Taiwan and was
a member of the Tainan Local Spiritual Assembly for some years in the early