After registering their marriage in Las Vegas last year, Leo Ku (古巨基) and his former personal assistant Lorraine Chan (陳英雪) finally held their wedding banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. It was a star-studded event, attended by numerous celebrities from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China that Leo had befriended over the years, including his closest friends that formed Leo’s “band of brothers”: Alec Su (蘇有朋), Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang (劉翔), Cantopop producer Mark Lui (雷頌德), Dayo Wong (黃子華), and Carlo Ng (吳家樂).
The wedding venue featured a white theme, and the centerpiece was a unique, life-size sketch of Leo and Lorraine with their arms around each other. According to Leo, he personally spent eight hours drawing the sketch, as Lorraine had wanted the wedding decorations to be different from conventional weddings, and did not wish to have the venue filled with photographs of the couple. The walls were also embossed with the romantic words, “WE ARE ONE LORRAINE & LEO KU” as well as a moving statement thanking the wedding guests for attending, “Life is a song. Love is our lyrics. Thank you for being a part of our melody on this special day.”
In the afternoon, Leo took some time out to meet the media together with his “band of brothers”. Lorraine, however, felt shy and declined. Leo revealed that the engagement ring was from Tiffany & Co, and the wedding band itself had a 7.12-carat diamond. Leo explained that the significance of the numbers 7 and 12 lay in the fact that the couple registered their marriage on July 12 last year. Leo further expressed that he did not feel nervous, as their marriage had already been registered. His wife, on the other hand, was a bit nervous about having to meet so many people.
Leo then added that the wedding ceremony was meant to be a simple affair, an opportunity for him to gather with all his friends and chat with them over drinks, and that his “brothers”‘ main job was also to help him drink and chat with guests. Leo revealed that much of the wedding preparation was also done “Do It Yourself”-style, with the wedding cake made by a relative of his, for example. The wedding song that he would be performing that night as a gift to his wife was recorded in a CD as a single, with a cover personally designed and sketched by Leo.
On whether he was planning to have children with Lorraine soon, Leo laughed and said that he would think about that after clearing the work on his hands.
Leo’s “band of brothers” also expressed their blessings for Leo’s marriage, unanimously encouraging the couple to quickly have a baby. Alec said, “They look so handsome and beautiful today. Hope they will always be as blissful as they are today.” Liu Xiang then revealed that he had prepared some games to “torment” the couple. Alec laughed and said, “Yeah, it depends on whether they are so blissful that they start making us feel uncomfortable. If that happens, then we will disturb [Leo].” As for whether the “brothers” would be helping Leo with all the drinking requests he would undoubtedly receive, they all pointed out that Leo was a better drinker than each of them. Dayo disclosed that on the first day he met Leo, Leo was already talking about learning to drink.
On whether any of the “brothers” was considering marriage for themselves, Alec laughed and said that he would take into account the guests’ response at the wedding before deciding.
This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.