[PHOTOS] This Is Certainly Looking Like Malaysia's Wedding Of The Year

Benjamin Yong and Elizabeth Lee got married over the weekend in style, with an extravagant wedding banquet and carnival-themed reception.

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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

Ready for the party of the year! // #thebewedding

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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

What a great night! So much fun at @bigbenyong & @elizabethshenlyn 's carnival-themed wedding reception. They even had a carousel in the venue. Congratulations you both! #theBEwedding

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Congrats lovebirds Love u both @elizabethshenlyn @bigbenyong @shentel #theBEwedding #kualalumpur

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Craziness continues // #thebewedding

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What a night!! Celebration of feasting in style!!! #thebewedding

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Gorgeous cakes at #theBEwedding !

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Carousel. Fireworks. #theBEwedding

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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!

When do we slot the aerial dancers in? After the desserts but before the synchronized swimming of course. #TheBEwedding

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Bubble ballerina #theBEwedding

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Adibah Noor

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So lucky to be able to perform with a 25 piece orchestra! #theBEwedding

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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

Can you believe how beautiful @elizabethshenlyn is?! This photo doesn't do her dress justice- it's all hand sewn and hand-sequined. #thebewedding #collectionofthebride #bride #wedding #kualalumpur #malaysia

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Covered in gold and more gold! #theBEwedding

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Who needs a wedding photographer when you have a swam of friends like this! #thebewedding

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Hello my name is Mrs Elizabeth Yong

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Double happiness #thebewedding

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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

My beautiful bridesmaids @anoushkabock @alexiacgeorge @hollyaccc @shentel @kristyyong @edawong you pampered me all day! Making me look perfect! Thank you for making this day beyond special and so incredibly meaningful! #theBEwedding

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What a magical day filled with all our loved ones. I could not have asked for anything more, and could live in that moment forever! Yesterday my father gave my hand away to the most amazing man who challenges me in every way! There was so much love it was overwhelmingly surreal! Thank you to my beautiful parents who you are my blessing, my axis, my everything, my mummy and daddy! Thank you for making all my dreams come true! I will always be your little girl. @bettyleesydney #theBEwedding

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Husband and Wife. @bigbenyong #theBEwedding

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My Mr. BIG my Mr. Everything @bigbenyong

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A day later and we re still on cloud 9!!! #theBEwedding

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I couldn't be happier. My family united.

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Months of hard work paid off for yesterday's spectacular wedding!

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Let them eat cake! A whole lot of cake... Snap crackle and pop I loved this wedding cake as popping candle was throughout the whole cake. Minor details they got the flavour wrong. #theBEwedding

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What a wonderful evening it was to have a roomful of beautiful people we love so much to celebrate with us!

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Trying to get my wife out of Australia has been a challenge even the Gods brought the winds, hale and electrical storm to shut down the whole of Sydney airport and grounded all flights. Australia didn't want to let her go, but she's all mine now! @elizabethshenlyn #coming #home #with #my #mrs #theBEwedding

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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.

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.

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.

Benjamin Yong and Elizabeth Lee.

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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

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Formed in early 2011, BIG is an ideology encapsulating the love for food and how it ties people and experiences together. The act of eating is a pleasurable and emotional experience which we endeavor to celebrate and deliver to our customers.

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