A moving, teary, intimate ceremony

A moving, teary, intimate ceremony

By all accounts, it was an occasion worthy of a television drama.

The scenery was perfect, kisses and moving words were exchanged, and tears flowed freely.

The bride, local TV star Joanne Peh, 31, exuded elegance in her scoop-back wedding gown, and the groom, actor, Qi Yuwu, 37, looked immaculate in a matching white suit.

And if there was any script, no one paid it any mind.

The intimate hour-long solemnisation, which took place at 3.30pm on Tuesday, saw the couple exchange their vows in Mandarin.

When Peh's father handed over Peh's hand to Qi, he teared and hugged Qi.

The heartwarming moment saw nary a dry eye.

A guest present recounted a touching moment when Peh told Qi in her wedding vows: "I've missed you for the first half of my life and I am glad I am going to spend the second half of my life with you."

The quiet ceremony, held at the Movenpick Heritage Hotel in Sentosa, was attended only by 40 of the couple's family members and friends, including Qi's relatives, who flew here from Guangzhou.

Besides celebrity hairstylist David Gan, no other local celebrities were present.

There were two red candles at the ceremony with dragon and phoenix motifs - a nod to the couple's Chinese heritage.

Before Peh made her way down the aisle, So Have You by Hong Kong singer Danny Chan Pak Keung was played.

Gan said: "The lyrics were beautiful and meaningful, but unfortunately, Joanne doesn't speak Cantonese and didn't understand the significance."

According to Gan, the whole event was organised by local veteran film-maker Daniel Yun (right), who also hired the day's photographers.

When contacted yesterday, Yun declined to comment, saying: "I feel it is now their moment."

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