Gillian Chung is officially a Mrs.
The 37-year-old Hong Kong singer-actress and her Taiwanese doctor beau, Michael Lai registered their marriage in a simple but romantic ceremony in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Dec 18), with about 30 close friends and family in attendance, media sources reported.
The couple held a wedding banquet in Los Angeles earlier in May, but it was not officiated by a solemniser. They will be hosting a second dinner banquet tomorrow (Dec 20) in Hong Kong.
On Tuesday, Chung wore a short blush-pink dress with a plunging neckline for the waterfront ceremony at Tsim Sha Tsui, while Lai, 32, looked dapper in a blue suit.
Guests at the event included Chung’s good friends from the industry, such as Joey Yung, Leo Ku, and of course her former Twins bandmate, Charlene Choi.
Hong Kong magnate and Emperor Entertainment Group chairman, Albert Yeung, who was among the attendees, had some “stern” words for Lai during the couple’s tea ceremony.
Yeung warned Lai to “be good to Cheung, otherwise, don’t come back to Hong Kong,” to laughs from guests.
After exchanging their vows the couple held a lavish banquet at Ritz Carlton Hotel on Thursday (Dec 20).
The venue had a fairytale theme with blooming white and pink roses, a towering wedding cake topped by a castle, a photo wall that had cascading foliage – complete with tasteful splashes of ivory and gold.
Guests at the event included Chung’s good friends from the industry, such as Joey Yung, Leo Ku, Rainie Yang, Angelababy, Michelle Chen, and of course her former Twins bandmate, Charlene Choi.
The towering wedding cake which is reported to cost $100,000 HKD, was designed by the bride and gifted to the couple by Yung and Choi.
Approximately 380 guests were in attendance, and the banguet was allegedly paid for by Mr. Yeung. He also gifted a luxury apartment in Shanghai as part of Gillian’s dowry.
When asked about their baby plans, Gillian jokingly asked her husband, “Will you help me get pregnant?” Michael responded, “I would love to, but let’s leave that to fate.”
Congratulations to them!
This story was first published in AsiaOne, with additional text by Cassandra Koh.