Singapore — File this beneath “the wealthy reside very otherwise from the remainder of us mere mortals”.
Whereas $2,000,000 could not fairly method the GDP of a small state, it’s merely the estimated value of items lavished on billionaire heiress Kim Lim at her guo da li (过大礼), or conventional Chinese language betrothal ceremony.
Nonetheless, “extravagant” barely begins to do justice to the treasure trove from Ms Lim’s fiance.
Ms Lim, 30, is the daughter of Singaporean enterprise magnate Peter Lim. She is a philanthropist and the founding father of two aesthetic clinics. This will probably be her second marriage.
She and her fiancé, recognized solely by his initials “LL”, received engaged final September. And whereas photographs of the pleased couple have graced her Instagram account, little is understood about her meant. He’s stated to be 33 and within the IT business and the pair have been buddies for a while.
Judging from photographs taken of Feb 16’s guo da li, LL doesn’t maintain again in the case of his bride-to-be.
Tatler Asia reviews that he arrived at her father’s dwelling “with a lion dance entourage, full with two lions, a God of Fortune mascot, and a Chinese language boy and woman mascot, which presumably represents the each of them”.
Now for the items: 15 gold bars, eight pairs of dragon and phoenix bracelets, two gold necklaces with rings and earrings, Rolex watches, Hermès luggage and different little luxuries, plus the normal Chinese language marriage ceremony kua.
Then there’s the meals. The items included muffins from Creme Maison bakery adorned with gold phoenixes and dragons, kueh-kueh flecked with gold leaf from Atlas Handcrafted, canned delicacies, wine, sweets and fruits, and seafood and different delicacies in lacquer packing containers.
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Ms Lelian Chew of The Wedding ceremony Atelier and The Floral Atelier, who helped plan the guo da li, supplied extra particulars in an Instagram story that the bride-to-be shared.
The marriage planner’s checklist goes on to incorporate “188 of the freshest apples for a peaceable marriage, a pair of the rarest vino to please a father-in-law, 288 tiers of freshly bakes candy muffins to share with their nearest and dearest (who had been unable to be there given the present local weather) and a lot extra. Tens of hundreds of things every handpicked by L, adorned with the suitable design element, every bearing its distinctive auspicious blessings for the upcoming marriage.”
Studying all this, one realises that the $2 million price ticket is hardly shocking.
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On Instagram on Feb 17, Ms Chew posted a video of the couple on the ceremony, and the array of crimson, gold and pink is really dazzling.
She captioned it by writing, “Beginning Ok&L off the appropriate approach. The grandest 过大礼圆满礼成!”
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