A Per­fect Match


Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

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

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