Hong Kong Tatler Weddings

Hong Kong Tatler Weddings December 2018 - Issue 19

Hong Kong Tatler Weddings features Asia’s most spectacular weddings, Hong Kong’s best wedding planners, banquet venues and much more. Whether you’re getting hitched in Hong Kong or planning a destination wedding, this annual publication is the only guide you’ll need.

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perfect day perfect venue

Mandarin Oriental has been at the heart of Hong Kong life since the 1960s. With porters dressed in scarlet, scones served with rose jam and black-and-white tiled floors it epitomises the elegance of the city. But while Mandarin Oriental brings to life the glamour of another era, it also fizzes with modernity in restaurants such as Pierre, which overlooks the city’s dramatic harbour and dazzling skyscrapers. It is this balance between old-school elegance and modern flair that makes Mandarin Oriental the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies—and somewhere you and your spouse can return for years to come to remember the happiest day of your life. Mandarin Oriental’s wedding packages will ensure your big day isn’t only beautiful and timeless, but also stress-free. The glamour and fun start well before the main event…

for the love of tradition

Overcoming differences can be a daily task for any two people committed to a relationship. In the case of Faliq Nasimuddin, heir to Malaysia’s Naza Group, and Chryseis Tan, daughter of Malaysian businessman and Berjaya Group CEO Vincent Tan, the couple had to negotiate more differences than most. Apart from the usual embracing of and making up for each other’s idiosyncrasies, they also had a sea of cultural diversity to navigate. “It was complicated at the beginning,” Chryseis readily admits. “The fact that we have different cultural identities is something that had been weighing on our minds.” But as the old adage goes, where there is a will, there is a way. Together, the couple made a pact to see things through. And as their understanding of each other deepened, so…

bohemian rhapsody

If you’ve ever set foot in the creative interior design and furnishings den that is Lala Curio in Wan Chai’s Sau Wa Fong, you’d know not to expect a typical white wedding from its owner, Laura Cheung. There’s a veritable treasure trove of curiosities and an almost theatrical aesthetic inside the much-loved artisans’ paradise that champions the march-to-her-own- beat founder’s personality. It was therefore unlikely that Laura’s wedding to beau James Wolf would have been run-of-the-mill in any sense of the phrase. This was a ceremony filled with colour, verve and personality—and just a small dash of circus-style hijinks—at Cary Grant’s estate in Palm Springs, California. Laura and James first met at a dinner party that Laura threw at Happy Valley Racecourse. James had set his eyes on Laura then, but she…

dress to impress

Laura Cheung had only one cardinal requirement when choosing her wedding dress. “I just knew that I didn’t want to wear a white dress,” she says. “It was this idea of ‘don’t want to do what everyone else does’. Though it still turned out looking quite bridal, I loved it. I cannot be more grateful for it—it worked out.” Cheung wore two dresses designed by Marchesa: a greyish blue ceremony frock with embroidery and tulle, and a custom-made deep red gown that did double duty. Without the gown’s heavy removable train, it was a tea-length dress appropriate for the tea ceremony before the wedding. With the train, it was a hand-painted whimsical wonder that marked a collaboration between the designer and Lala Curio’s own artisans. It stole the show at the…

hitched without a hitch

The dream wedding for many a bride, once planning is under way, is for a day that goes without hindrance. That’s just what Emerald Shek and Ng Chung-man were lucky enough to experience on their big day in July. Thanks to wedding planners The Theme Wedding Design, not only did everything run smoothly and effortlessly for the couple and their guests on the day, but the planning was a breeze too. Emerald and Chung-man had been together for about three years when Chung- Man popped the question while the couple were holidaying at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam. A sunset proposal on the beach followed by a seaside dinner marked a day that would end up being exactly one year before the wedding. And from that moment,…

a tuscan romance

India and Italy. Two countries that boast extraordinary architecture, world-famous cuisines and an array of beautiful landscapes. So it was fitting to bring the two nations together in unison when Jasmine Grewal and Matthew Haar said their vows on a hot summer’s afternoon in Italy. As the bride is of Indian descent, the couple wanted to incorporate some of the Asian country’s heritage into the most important day of their lives. And, as they both live in London, it made Europe the natural choice for a wedding that welcomed guests from across the globe. Eschewing a typical Italian cocktail party of Aperol spritzes and aperitivos, Jasmine and Matthew kicked off the celebrations on day one in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, with a combined mehndi (henna) party and sangeet, an Indian wedding tradition…