[PHOTOS] This Is Certainly Looking Like Malaysia's Wedding Of The Year
Benjamin Yong, founder and CEO of The BIG Group, and Elizabeth Lee, one half of the Bowerhaus Jewellery sister duo hosted a lavish carnival-themed ceremony in Chin Woo Stadium, KL on 19 October to celebrate their union
Aptly named as Benjamin and Elizabeth's Wedding Carnival, the ceremony-cum-reception had a spinning carousel as its centerpiece, a massive stage housing a 25-piece swing band, carnival-themed wedding cakes, and a variety of food and goodies
Aside from the assorted goodies on the buffet tables, there was also 'toro' flown in fresh from Japan
Guests were also treated to a plethora of entertainment from aerial dancers, a ballerina in a ball, performances from Adibah Noor and Amanda Amani, and even a routine from the national synchronised swimming team!
If that's not enough excitement, the reception also featured topless waiters and waitresses dressed as circus girls!
The reception was attended by a number of high-profile guests, including celebrities such as Marion Caunter, Sarah Lian and Magie Abang Saufi
The happy couple also held a traditional Chinese wedding banquet and tea ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, KL on 18 October
The pair were officially married in a beautiful ceremony at the Sydney Opera House last week, attended by members of their families and close friends
Prior to the wedding, sister of the bride Shen-Tel hosted a Kitchen Tea - an Australian tradition - held in honour of the bride "to allow her fiancés family and friends to meet and bond with her family and friends before the big day"
A Kitchen Tea is held in honor of a bride to be to allow her fiancés family and friends to meet and bond with her family and friends before the big day. Women are traditionally invited to help share in passing knowledge about marriage to the bride to be. Games are traditionally played with a wedding or Kitchen theme.bowerhaus-shop.com
At this Kitchen Tea guests designed a plate for Elizabeth and Benjamin. Their designs will be turned into actual plates and gifted to the couple to add to their kitchen.bowerhaus-shop.com
The fun-filled afternoon concluded with everyone reading out their wishes to the soon-to-be bride and groom for more laughter, joy and love in the years ahead.asiatatler.com
One of the most anticipated weddings in Malaysian high society, Malaysia Tatler even dedicated an 11-page tribute chronicling the couple's dating history in its September 2014 issue
Benjamin Yong is the founder and CEO of The BIG Group, which has about 18 food brands under its name, including restaurant chains Ben's and Plan B as well as Ben's Independent Grocer and Tate