It was a glitzy, glamorous, star-studded affair at Hong Kong-based Taiwanese actress Charlie Young’s wedding to Singaporean Khoo Shao Tze yesterday.
Guests included Hong Kong actress Gigi Leung, Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen, Malaysian actress Angelica Lee, her husband, Hong Kong director Oxide Pang, and well-known Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Local stars Andrea De Cruz and Pierre Png, who are friends of the groom, were present as well. Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok was invited but he could not turn up due to his busy schedule.
It was a mad frenzy as the stars arrived with over 30 international media from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia lined up outside the ballroom in W Hotel Singapore.
Young, who had been in an on-off relationship with Mr Khoo for 19 years, finally agreed to marry him when he popped the question in May. Looking stunning in an white, off-shoulder wedding gown, Young gamely posed for the scrambling media when she arrived with Mr Khoo. Upon prompting from the media, Mr Khoo leaned in and kissed Young’s cheek, leading to cheers and congratulatory greetings from everyone.
Young, 39, who spoke in a mix of Cantonese and Mandarin, said: “I am very touched and happy today. Many friends gave us their blessings. After I get married, I will divide my time between Hong Kong and Singapore equally.” She added: “We’ve been dating for very long and we didn’t agree on a time to get married. We let nature take its course and got married when the feeling is right.”
Here are some pictures taken as the guests enter the ballroom.
The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on November 3, 2013.