A panda wedding ceremony for Chin Kar-lok and Angela Tong
Under the witness of pandas Le Le and Ying Ying, Hong Kong actor Chin Kar-lok and longtime girlfriend, 37-year-old actress Angela Tong, registered their marriage in Hong Kong Ocean Park yesterday.
The pair selected the venue because the stars' Chinese names are also pronounced Le Le and Ying Ying. They are also the first couple in Hong Kong to receive approval from the theme park to hold a wedding there, in the presence of the pandas.
Angela, who is five months pregnant, entered hand in hand with Kar-lok, who was dressed in a black suit with sneakers. The bride was dressed in a short white gown and three-inch heels.
The loving couple kissed several times in public. Angela even praised her husband, widely known for his comical personality, for "looking serious and attractive" yesterday.
"Though nervous, I managed to complete my wedding vows just once. Angela stuttered and even requested for a second time!" Kar-lok revealed jokingly.
Kar-lok and Angela commented that they would only reveal their baby's gender in the wedding reception tomorrow.
Kar-lok added, "If the wedding cake is strawberry flavoured, it is a girl. If it is chocolate flavoured, it is a boy. Guests who have predicted it accurately will be rewarded a pair of business-class air tickets to Thailand."
The newlyweds will only go on their honeymoon after Angela has given birth in March.