A Perfect Match
JOYCE TAM AND GUS LEE’S WEDDING RECEPTION
Joyce Tam and Gus Lee tied the knot among family and friends in an intimate ceremony at Babington House in Somerset— and it seems that the couple was keen to bring elements of the English countryside to their Hong Kong reception, evident from the greenery that filled the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt.
From the flowers on the ceiling to the rosemary, mint and lemon thyme potted plants that acted as a gift to each guest, Joyce and Gus intended for the plants to act as a symbol of their marriage—in their eyes, love, patience and trust are the ingredients to nurturing any relationship.
Guests sipped on Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 by Smith Haut Lafitte, Domaine Leflaive Mâcon-verzé 2014 and Moët Chandon Imperial NV, while the menu for the evening followed a contemporary interpretation of a Chinese banquet, with dishes including braised bird’s nest, crab coral and egg white, and braised fresh Boston lobster with Chinese yam and quinoa.
A high point of the evening were the speeches—joyce’s mother Rosanna Wong kicked off the speeches with one that praised her daughter and referred to Gus as her “second son,” formally welcoming him into the family. Alan Lo had the room erupting in laughter as he retold some of his fondest memories of Joyce, but it was Gus’ speech that had a few tearing up as he praised his wife and their respective families. After dinner, the ballroom doors opened to reveal a dance floor in the foyer where many let loose and danced well into the early hours.
Victor Lo Betty Kadoorie and Willie and Becky Purves Regina Leung and Leung Chun-ying, Joyce Tam, Gus Lee, Rosanna Wong and Alfred Tam Shelley Lee and Carrie Lam Leonard Chao and Candice Chan