Three Days of Bliss
Victoria Tang AND Christopher Owen TIED THE KNOT IN A THREE-DAY CELEBRATION IN BEIJING WITH MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES AND CLOSE FRIENDS
There was a palpable sense of mirth and true love in the air for one of the year’s most heartfelt and romantic events—the wedding of Tang Tang Tang Tang’s head of design and marketing, Victoria Tang, the daughter of David Tang and Susanna Cheung, to British lawyer Christopher Owen. The couple met four years ago and their romance flourished during a trip to Myanmar to visit their close friend Ivan Pun, who served as the best man.
The bride chose Beijing for their nuptials, as it was the city where her parents wed. The marriage ceremony took place across three days, and began on the evening of November 28 with a welcome dinner and drinks at a quaint Chinese courtyard atop Pangu Plaza, designed by David Tang and overlooking the National Stadium.
The next morning, nearly 200 guests braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the wedding ceremony at St Michael’s Church. A happy and proud David Tang escorted the beautiful bride, dressed in a Giambattista Valli couture dress, down the aisle. The serious mood was broken by a light-hearted moment when the priest misread “wife” as “wise”— and then proceeded to correct himself by saying “wise wife.” This led him to apologise for his “Chinglish,” a statement that was met with much laughter from the congregation. The ceremony wrapped up with guests giving their blessings outside the church in a traditional manner, showering the couple with rose petals and grains of rice as they made their exit.
The festivities continued into the evening, with the newlyweds attending a traditional tea ceremony and banquet at the China Club Beijing. Tang wore a custom-embroidered Chinese wedding dress, designed by friend and guest Huishan Zhang. The dress depicted precious memories for the couple, including a Japanese pine tree to signify Kyoto, where Owen proposed, and a peach, which was Victoria’s nickname as an infant.
Tang changed into an elaborate custom Giambattista Valli white lace gown with red rhinestone details for the banquet, and Owen wore a tuxedo designed by a friend of the couple, Kim Jones, who is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear. A heartfelt yet humorous speech was made by the father of the bride, who recalled that when Victoria was born, she cried so loudly that she entered the world with a bang. The groom and the best man also gave notable toasts and thanks to the guests in attendance.
All the guests stayed on to party with the newlyweds at the China Club well into the wee hours of the morning, with a surprise performance by The Beijing Beatles, who covered their namesakes’ iconic hits, including Love Me Do and Come Together.
On the final day, the newlyweds hosted a recovery party on the rooftop of the New World Beijing Hotel in the late afternoon, where most of the outof-town guests stayed, to reminisce about the magical weekend.