(News) Wedding photos leaked before HK stars tie knot
Wedding photos leaked before HK stars tie knot
Hong Kong - Wedding pictures of Hong Kong stars Tony Leung and Carina Lau were leaked to the media ahead of their nuptials tomorrow.
The couple, who are getting married in Bhutan, had their wedding photographs taken on Friday, a day after arriving there.
Shin Min Daily News reported that among those accompanying them for the bridal shoot inside a palace was Singaporean make-up artist Zing.
Lau, 42, had once joked about wanting to get married in a castle.
The paper reported that the Bhutan king had accorded special treatment to the couple, who are staying at the Uma Paro luxury resort, by allowing them to fly in with their guests for the wedding.
Three security guards at the resort said other than designated guests, outsiders were not allowed to enter the area over a six-day period.
Not much is known about the outfits that the couple will be wearing on their special day, except that the 46-year-old groom's suit is believed to have been designed by Tom Ford, who is American actor Brad Pitt's favourite designer.
And the wedding shoes for Lau are designed by Frenchman Roger Vivier and cost as much as HK$8,800 (S$1,500).
PARO (Bhutan) - Two embroidered white tents have gone up on the green grass at the Uma Paro resort in the kingdom of Bhutan, where Hong Kong film stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Carina Lau are expected to marry today.
Celebrities such as Lin Ching-hsia, Cecilia Yip, Deborah Li and Ti Lung have arrived.
Oh, and so have the paparazzi.
Although the Himalayan state restricts tourism and requires tourists to be accompanied by guides, it has not stopped reporters from trying to gatecrash the Hong Kong celebrity wedding of the year.
According to Oriental Daily News, the Bhutan authorities have turned away journalists without work visas and warned at least one Bhutanese travel guide for escorting a reporter who managed to get a snapshot of the couple.
Still, newspapers such as Oriental and Apple Daily continued to flaunt their photos of celebrity sightings:
Here was Lau, in Bhutanese dress, being driven back to Uma Paro with Leung.
There was actor Chang Chen having tea with friends at Taj Tashi, another luxury hotel in town.
And here was Leung again, having breakfast at the balcony of a villa at Uma Paro.
According to Oriental, the couple spent last Friday and Saturday getting their bridal photos taken at the royal palace, museums, temples and other locations.
They had meant to release the photos to the media last Saturday, the newspaper said, but could not because of electricity and Internet connection problems caused by heavy rain in Bhutan.