Cut the high price of tying the knot

A newlywed couple poses for wedding photo shooting in Shanghai. Photo: AP

Tying the knot may be one of the happiest days in a person's life, but it can also be one of the most expensive.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 1:15pm 1 comment

Cars, spas and singing stars: This is what a 5 million yuan wedding looks like

Nigerian-born singer Uwechue Emmanuel ('Hao Ge') performing on stage at the wedding ceremony. Photos: SCMP Pictures

Zeng Guo, the groom's father and boss of Chongqing-based Fuxing Doors Industry Group, spent an alleged five million yuan (HK$6.3 million) on the “most expensive wedding in Chongqing’s history”, the Chongqing Morning News reported on Sunday.

7 Apr 2013 - 7:10pm 4 comments

Compromise paves path to future for Rainbow Ng, Mohammed Khan

Rainbow Ng and Mohammed Naveed Kahn hosted a Pakistani-style wedding with 250 friends and relatives last month.

Rainbow Ng is a Hongkonger born and bred, while Mohammed Naveed Khan is of Pakistani descent. Although they are from different cultural backgrounds, their willingness to compromise has led to a lasting relationship.

16 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Newly-weds who had to altar their perspective

Natalie Li and Sam Tsang were together for seven years before getting married, but deciding on the details of their big day was no small issue. Photo: SCMP

Perhaps it was their 10-year age difference, or maybe it was down to their different upbringings, but Natalie Li and Sam Tsang didn't initially see eye to eye on how to plan the most important day of their lives. Nevertheless, the pair patched up their differences and are now happily married.

9 Feb 2013 - 2:54am

No Valentine's Day weddings this year, says Beijing

Unfortunately for Beijing romantics, February 14 falls on a national holiday this year.

7 Feb 2013 - 12:09pm 1 comment

From colleagues to couple, it was all in a day's work

It wasn't long after they started dating that Olivia Chung and Hang Tang found out they were meant for each other. They married on December 12 last year. Photo: SCMP

Hang Tang met Olivia Chung on her first day in the office. It was a turning point in her career and also her romantic life.

Seven years later, Olivia, 26, an office worker, and Hang, 29, an IT executive, got married on December 12 - the auspicious 12-12-12 - at The Peak Galleria.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:47am 5 comments

Love is the only drug for Town Island sweethearts

Wendy Hui and Lam Chi-ho were initially friends, but their wedding came just five months after their first date. Photo: Lorraine Cutfish and Rambo Lai

Lam Chi-ho overcame a two-decade-long addiction to drugs on a remote island off Sai Kung, where he found God and the love of his life.

Chi-ho, 38, had been addicted to cough syrup and crystal meth since he was 15. He had tried to quit many times before, succeeding in 2009, after spending nine months at a drug rehabilitation centre run by Christian group Operation Dawn on Town Island.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:21am

School sweethearts marry in Cebu after decade of dating

Aeronautical engineer Christopher Ng and therapist Elizabeth Chan married in Cebu, where they got engaged in 2011. Photo: SCMP

She was the new girl on campus and he was one of the cool kids. But when Elizabeth Chan met Christopher Ng in the college cafeteria, the seeds of love were immediately sown.

12 Jan 2013 - 2:25am 1 comment

Couples across China flock to marry on auspicious day for lifelong love

William Chen and Jessica wed at the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Tens of thousands of couples flocked to marriage registries across the mainland and in Hong Kong yesterday to marry on what was seen as an auspicious day, offering blessings for lifelong love.

A numerical form of yesterday's date - 2013/1/4 - roughly sounds like "I love you for my whole life" in Putonghua.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

A SoHo soiree turned into a Hullett House wedding

Anthony Hill and Fiona Ellis said their vows at Hullet House. Photo: Amanda Kho

Dating tradition may dictate that the man makes the first move, but sometimes a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.

Anthony Hill liked Fiona Ellis the moment he spotted her on the dance floor of a SoHo bar two years ago. But he hesitated to make a move and suddenly she was gone.

Luckily, Fiona returned minutes later, made a beeline for Anthony and introduced herself.

5 Jan 2013 - 1:04am

Childhood sweethearts marry at The Repulse Bay after 23 year separation

Wilson Ng and Sarah Ho fell in love as children on their mothers' outings, but were separated when his family moved abroad.

Childhood puppy love often fades like a summer haze, but that wasn't the case for Sarah Ho and Wilson Ng.

Fashion print designer Sarah, 28, and accountant Wilson, 29, tied the knot on October 20 at The Repulse Bay after meeting as young children.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:52am

Surprise, surprise, 'doomsday' is just a day like any other

Ling Tsang (left) and Kit Wong seal their union with a kiss in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Nora Tam

The sun came out yesterday as most Hongkongers expected. But elsewhere in the world, people were not so certain about seeing the light of day.

22 Dec 2012 - 2:26pm

After hearing the question 6 times, at last she said yes

Fannie Cheung, a public relations officer and Yu Lau, a chef, met in 2010 when they were introduced by friends. They married on November 10.

They had only been dating for three days when Yu Lau asked Fannie Cheung to marry him. Thinking he was joking, Fannie ignored him. So Yu persisted. For the next several days, he asked again every night.

"I think it was after the fifth or sixth time that I said yes, thinking that he couldn't be serious," Fannie said. "But he cried the moment I said yes. So I was like, uh-oh!"

22 Dec 2012 - 4:20am

A dream ride in Paris leads to marriage for Connie and Hiram

Connie and Hiram feel their relationship is as fresh today as when they met. Photo:

When Connie Chue saw the horse-drawn carriage parked in Paris' Place Vendome last year, she could not help dreaming of her fairy-tale moment. Little did she realise that the dream was about to come true thanks to her prince charming, Hiram Ip.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:14am

After a prank-filled proposal, Vivi So and Steve Kwok tie the knot

Vivi So and Steve Kwok met in 2010 when they were both working in IT. It took Steve about four months to prepare his proposal. They married in October.

Vivi So was determined to give her boyfriend, Steve Kwok, the surprise of his life when she secretly arranged a birthday party for him. As it turned out, the surprise was on her, and she ended up with a sparkling rock on her finger.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:09am