Monday, September 22, 2008

Recent Wedding of an Asian Celebrity Bride

This is old news, but a couple of months ago, the big news in Asia was the long-awaited marriage of actors Tony Leung and Carina Lau. For those of you who are not familiar with Tony, he is a Cannes Film Festival winning actor from Hong Kong. He starred in many films such as "In the Mood for Love," and "Infernal Affairs" (this was the original film that Scorsese's "The Departed" adopted).

They got married in The Kingdom of Bhutan to escape the media. I don't know about you, but I think this picture makes them look like they were photoshopped in:

Above, image from Reuters

I was curious as to what this superstar couple wore and what their event looked like. I was not expecting American-style at all. If you exclude the event location, you would've thought they got married here in the U.S. or even get the impression that they were from here.

First off, she wore a Vera Wang gown...very U.S. Second, her hair was slicked back, as many brides here do...I don't see much of that going on in HK as most prefer flowy curly locks. Third, her colors were not pastel and included white & green, which are very popular here as my sample of 3 cousins from HK, all had used strictly pastel colors. Fourth and finally, the cake was made of fondant with green ribbons on the tiers...most cakes in HK are decorated with cream pipped onto the cake.

Above, image from Reuters

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