Pansy Leung Sun-chun wears many different hats in her career - as a solicitor, as a civil celebrant and as a mediator. "I enjoy all my roles. I am happy to be able to help others," she says.Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 3:14pm
One of the most overlooked aspects of a wedding is the marriage celebrant. However, by choosing the right person to officiate at your wedding, couples and their guests can experience a beautiful event that can stay in their minds for years to come.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
One of two marriage halls at City Hall will close from January 2 because of low usage, the Immigration Department said. The daily quota at City Hall will be reduced from 46 to 23 after the closure.12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Think of your dream wedding: walking barefoot along a quiet beach with your betrothed on a perfect spring day and exchanging vows against the backdrop of the lapping waves, or surrounded by greenery in an idyllic garden setting, with birds singing and an azure sky overhead.15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Hong Kong should consider promoting itself as a 'Las Vegas-style' venue for marriage tourism, lawmaker Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said yesterday. Ms Eu said Hong Kong could provide a 'one-stop service' especially for mainland couples.4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
COUPLES IN Hong Kong were, until recently, stuck for choice when picking a venue for tying the knot. They could exchange vows either at one of the five government marriage registries in Hong Kong or at a licensed place of worship.
But thanks to a relaxation in Hong Kong's marriage law, couples now have the freedom to choose when and where to enjoy their special day.30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Eighty couples have received permission to hold their wedding ceremonies at venues of their choice since marriage laws were relaxed two months ago - and some have already exercised their new rights.
The news came as the Immigration Department announced it had approved another 126 celebrants to conduct civil marriages, bringing their number to 258.13 May 2006 - 12:00am
Yau Wing-fai and Chan Ye-ha were disappointed when they could not book the time they wanted for their marriage at a government registry.
'My family members had chosen 11am on April 30 because it is auspicious. They think timing is very important,' explained Mr Yau.
That time slot was already booked at all the marriage registries.24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Some of the city's marriage registries may eventually close as prospective brides and grooms take advantage of the relaxed marriage laws, said director of Immigration Lai Tung-kwok yesterday.23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Is nothing sacred? That rhetorical question is cliched, and every cliche needs a good excuse. In this case one has been provided by the Director of Immigration, Lai Tung-kwok, in his capacity as Hong Kong's Registrar of Marriages.22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
The first couple to get married at a time and place of their choice under the amended marriage law will do so next week - at the InterContinental Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Roger Lee Shiu-fung and Florence Lee Nga-fong said the choice was a compromise.
'I'm a Christian but my fiancee is not, so it'd be quite difficult to marry in a church,' Mr Lee said.22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Ceremonies must be conducted in serious way, says new celebrant
One of the new celebrants who will conduct ceremonies under relaxed marriage laws is worried that some couples will select inappropriate venues to tie the knot.22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Tying the knot on planes or while parachuting off them, on cruise ships or underwater, at theme parks, beaches and parks may be permitted by the end of this year.
Couples vying to hold their ceremonies on auspicious days may also no longer be hampered by the limited slots at marriage registries as they will be able to hold their weddings where and when they wish.16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am