Sweet­est Be­gin­nings

Friends and fam­ily gath­ered at The Repulse Bay and the Grand Hy­att’s Grand Ball­room for Natalie Chan and Justin Kwok’s wed­ding

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

or solic­i­tor Natalie Chan, mar­ry­ing col­lege sweet­heart Justin Kwok came as a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion of their re­la­tion­ship. Fol­low­ing a sur­prise pro­posal in the gar­den at her home, the wed­ding took about a year of plan­ning, which cul­mi­nated in a beau­ti­ful out­door cer­e­mony at The Repulse Bay and a ban­quet the fol­low­ing day in the Grand Hy­att’s Grand Ball­room. The two­day event drew to­gether guests from across the gen­er­a­tions and all walks of life.

The cou­ple had met while Natalie was still study­ing at uni­ver­sity; they dated for nearly seven years be­fore de­cid­ing to tie the knot. Prior to their nup­tials, they trav­elled to nu­mer­ous places around the world for their pre-wed­ding photo shoots, in­clud­ing France and Tai­wan. In New Zealand, the cou­ple ex­plored the town of Wanaka and flew by he­li­copter up to Mount Roy for a four-hour photo shoot, with pris­tine green sur­round­ings and a moun­tain­top serv­ing as the dra­matic back­drop.

On the big day, Natalie’s brides­maids planned a se­ries of chal­lenges that the groom and his grooms­men had to over­come in or­der to fi­nally see the bride. Th­ese hu­mor­ous games in­cluded per­form­ing push-ups while eat­ing blue­ber­ries from a mound of whipped cream, get­ting their legs waxed and us­ing their feet to re­trieve mahjong tiles from a bucket of ice. Fol­low­ing the games came a tea cer­e­mony, dur­ing which the cou­ple were pre­sented with jew­els and red packets by their par­ents.

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