Actor-singer Kenny Bee married his partner of 17 years, his former assistant Fan Chiang, at the Alila Villas Uluwatu resort in Bali on Monday, Aug 25, 2014. – PHOTO: KENNY BEE

HONG KONG – Everyone at actor-singer Kenny Bee’s wedding came in white, following the dress code, even the groom.

In an immaculate white suit, the Hong Kong star on Monday wed his partner of 17 years, his former assistant Fan Chiang, at the Alila Villas Uluwatu resort in Bali.

His Taiwan-born bride wore a gown by Hong Kong designer Barney Cheng, a ring and pearl earrings.

AL-wedding2-2608e.jpgThe wedding kicked off with a Hawaiian-themed weekend welcome party, attended by (from left) Rosamund Kwan, Niki Chow, Maggie Cheung, Fan and Kathy Chow. – PHOTO: KENNY BEE

The starry, all-white gathering also included celebrity friends Tony Leung Ka Fai, Jacky Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Kathy Chow, Eric Tsang, Alex To and Nick Cheung.

From Taiwan came Elva Hsiao accompanied by her rumoured boyfriend Elroy Cheo, as well as Cheryl Yang and Show Lo.

Notably absent were the wedding couple’s mothers and, as Bee told reporters, some of his closest friends.

AL-wedding3-2608e.jpgCelebrity male guests decked out in white at the wedding included Tony Leung Ka Fai, Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung and Alan Tam. – PHOTO: KENNY BEE

Meeting reporters after his closed-door wedding, held amid tight security late Monday afternoon, he said he had initially planned on taking a quiet trip to Bali just to take his bridal pictures. But friends suggested he throw a party there instead, he said.

“I had wanted to only give Fan a status and answer to my kids,” said Bee, 61, who said their two daughters, aged four and nine, had often asked why they did not have wedding photographs, unlike other parents.

Fan Chiang (in veil) posing with her Taiwanese friends at Monday’s wedding. – PHOTO: KENNY BEE

He said he will throw a dinner for family and friends in Hong Kong at the end of the year.

A Hawaiian-themed party complete with leis and flowers in the hair had kicked off the celebration over the weekend, capped by a fireworks display after the wedding on Monday.

Bee said witnesses to the wedding were actress Rosamund Kwan, who is the 42-year-old bride’s buddy, and Alan Tam, his bandmate from The Wynners.

And it was Kwan who shed the first tears of joy while on stage that got the others, including Tsang, eventually crying, he revealed.

Apart from their two daughters, Bee’s son and daughter from his previous marriage to actress-producer Teresa Cheung, aged 23 and 19, also attended the wedding. He and Cheung had a high-profile divorce in 1999.

This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on August 26, 2014. For similar stories, go to You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.