Exclusive: Jeffrey Char And Carmen Yim's Lavish Two-Day Wedding
The lavish wedding of Carmen Yim and Jeffrey Char was a two-day affair that had Hong Kong society out in full force. Among the notable faces celebrating with the couple were Angela Leong, Eliza Fok and Lam Kin-ming. Carmen, the entrepreneur behind fashion e-commerce websites Goxip and RewardSnap, was the star of the affair, which started with a traditional wedding ceremony at the Grand Hyatt’s Tiffin Lounge on a Friday afternoon, where she and Jeffrey tied the knot in front of family and close friends. The wedding banquet was held the following evening in the hotel’s grand ballroom, which had been transformed with thousands of roses and peonies. The scent of fresh flowers was a delight the moment you entered the hotel lobby.
A dramatic open-back Tony Ward gown was the first of Carmen’s many outfits for the evening, and the nine-course dinner was a modern interpretation of the traditional Chinese banquet that included suckling pig and black truffle dumplings. As well as the sumptuous menu, diners were entertained by a series of performances. In one, Filipina actress-singer Crisel Consunji serenaded guests with a heartfelt ballad accompanied by a troupe of ballerinas in illuminated LED tutus.
The bride and groom’s friends were left in hysterics by tongue-in-cheek speeches from the maid of honour, Janice Man, and the best man, Jonathan Kim, who delighted in shedding light on the newlyweds’ characters. As the bride and groom kissed on stage after the cake-cutting ceremony, which featured a towering custom-made creation, the ballroom erupted with applause and pyrotechnics burst behind the couple like a scene from a Disney fairy tale.
After dinner, a dessert station in the foyer served guests sweets favoured by the bride and groom, including cupcakes, cookies and pastries, before the hard-core partygoers retreated to the Presidential Suite, where the newlyweds had a DJ blasting tunes well into the early hours.