Happy ROM, Fann Wong!

16 05 2009

juskawaime wishes Fann Wong and Christopher Lee – “HAPPY BLESSED WEDDING / ROM!!”

Fann Wong and Christopher Lee at The Wedding Game Movie

Fann Wong and Christopher Lee at The Wedding Game Movie

 Fann Wong has became romantically attached to Christopher Lee in late 2002, but only admitted their relationship openly in mid 2005. So their almost 7 years relationship has finally blossomed, and it is about time as both are not getting young. Both are 38 years old this year, with Fann Wong is abt 6mths older.

They have collaborated eight times in the television productions and have played lovers in six of them.

Extracted from Wikipedia

Correction! They have been dating since Yr 2000, and that make them together for 9 years of courtship.

I wonder what are those productions they did? Looking at Fann Wong’s work and Christopher’s works, it seemed we have:

1996: Brave New World

1998: Return of the Condor Heroes

2000: Looking for Stars

2001: Madam White Snake

2001: The Hotel

2002: Brotherhood

2003: Moon Fairy

2004: Always on My Mind

2005: My Lucky Stars

And of course their first collaboration movie is The Wedding Game in Jan 2009, production by Singapore-based Thai Director Ekachai Uekrongtham, featuring also Alice Lau and Charles Cheng (Hei Ren) as their artist managers. More abt The Wedding Game can be read from this blog entry. I didn’t managed to view this movie in the cinema, but watched it twice from CD yesterday. And of course, I am loving my ever- beautiful idol Fann Wong!! *Yeah*

wedding cake figurines from The Wedding Game
wedding cake figurines from The Wedding Game

The solemnisation ceremony today 16th May 2009 will be held in the presidential suite of the Shangri-la Hotel. They would leave for Malacca soon after they exchange vows. This is so that the newlyweds can return to Christopher’s hometown to pay respect to his ancestors, including his father who died on 10th Feb 2009. And according to the chinese custom, a couple will either have to hold the wedding within 100 days of a close kin’s feath or wait three years. So after the solemnisation, the BIG day will be on 29th Sept 2009 where the traditional Chinese wedding, including tea ceremony and wedding dinner, will be held at Shangri-la Hotel. The dinner in Malacca for Christopher’s Malaysian relatives and friends will be at Renaissance Malacca Hotel on 11th Oct 2009. After than, Fann and Christopher plan to leave for their honeymoon.

Extracted from Source:Diva/TheNewPaper

I am sooo happy for them.. finally they are getting married… and meanwhile, enjoy the theme song of The Wedding Game, sang by Christy and Hagen, and is based on the famous English Wedding song called Ave Maria.





The high price of saying ‘I do’

19 08 2008

The high price of saying ‘I do’

Do you really need a big wedding when you’ve already found true love?

By Fiona Chan

‘LOVE don’t cost a thing,’ Jennifer Lopez once famously sang – but she neglected to mention that weddings are quite another matter.

Over the past few years, I have marvelled at how my peers managed everything from custom-made animated videos to sunset yacht parties for their unions, while still qualifying only for an HDB flat on a combined income of $8,000 a month.

My own wedding next year will be fuss-free: just the traditional hotel dinner and a simple solemnisation on one day. Even so, it will probably cost my entire year’s salary.

That cost is, in fact, delaying some of my friends’ walk down that aisle; they say they have not saved enough for their big day.

It is a practical consideration given today’s inflation. Even a small wedding can be costly, and every time a bride-to-be hears wedding bells, there is also the background ka-ching sound from the bridal industry’s cash registers.

According to my extensive – but unscientific – research, the average cost of a weekend hotel banquet will go up 5 per cent to 10 per cent between this year and next, crossing the $1,000 per table mark just in time for my dinner.

That does not include wine, now a wedding staple, which will set you back another $1,000 or so. Another $3,000 will go to photographers and videographers to document the special day.

Then there is the dress.

Even at one-stop heartland shops, bridal gown packages now cost upwards of $2,500. I have not even dared to ask about the designer creations I drool over in magazines.

Wedding rings – just those little bands – do not come under $1,200 a pair. My fiance and I have taken to walking into jewellery shops and demanding to see their cheapest choices.

And we didn’t get very good service, let me tell you.

So I tell myself not to get carried away – who says you have to have it all?

Although ‘mandatory’ banquets may be blamed on parents, it is the couples themselves who order personalised videos, devise themes and plan three entrances with accompanying dramatic outfits.

Problem is, most of their friends are also new to the workforce, which means their well-meant dinner hongbao probably cover just the appetisers.

Couples swallow the exorbitant mark-ups on purchases for their wedding, telling themselves it is a once-in- a-lifetime event worth every cent to celebrate their love.

One friend even toyed with the idea of having her bridal photos shot overseas for an extra-special touch. The cost: $15,000.

My question is: If you have true love, do you really need the big wedding?

After all, you could get married for as little as $26 – the fee that the Registry of Marriages charges for a marriage licence.

That does not seem enough for young starry-eyed couples just starting their careers, who seem to want the splashiest weddings.

But I know of a couple in their late 30s who did away with the pomp and had a simple church service and dinner, happy enough to have found love when they least expected it.

Lopez’s wedding, to singer Marc Anthony in 2004, was a low-key affair which cost US$50,000 (about S$70,400 in today’s rates). The couple, both acquainted with failed marriages, spent a relatively modest amount on their celebrity wedding, compared to say, Liza Minelli, whose 2002 nuptials topped Forbes.com’s most expensive wedding list at an estimated US$3.5million.

Me, I am lucky enough to have a partner who constantly reminds me that it is the marriage, not just the wedding, which really matters.

Lopez is still married. Minelli is not. With the right person, love won’t cost you much at all.

fiochan@sph.com.sg

source:StraitsTime





S$7m wedding celebration & S$5m 12-carat ring

24 07 2008

More of the wedding news of Carina Lau 刘嘉玲 and Tony Leung 梁朝伟 in mypaper and straitstime..

And I guess nobody can surpass their extravangances for this wedding… this year….

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Happy and blissed couple..

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NICE DAY FOR A WHITE AND RED WEDDING: Tony Leung and Carina Lau surrounded by young monks in crimson robes. — PHOTOS: REUTERS

Such extravagance.. it has 7 “Most”

7-most

7-mostSource: Mypaper (23rd July 2008)bhutan_white_wedding_of_tony_carina

Source: Mypaper (23rd July 2008 )

 

 

 

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