Congratulations to Claire

Claire Yiu and Thomas Lam were married at Tuen Mun yesterday, ending their 7 year marathon of love. Claire openly admitted that they plan to have children because seeing other people’s kids is making her broody.

Among the brothers and sisters were Christine Ng, Tavia Yeung, Rabee’a Yeung, Kate Tsui, Sharon Chan, Natalie Wong, Kasey Lin and Cheng Kai Tai. When the groom collected the bride, he had to pass through three tests. The first was to eat baby food off a nappy, dirty sit-ups and reading out a love letter. This was all carried out in a very touching manner. Claire wore a backless Chinese red dress and Thomas wore a black suit when they arrived in a white open top Rolls Royce and were quickly ushered up to the Presendential Suite at the hotel to change into their matching white Western wedding gowns. At the ceremony, Claire’s father passed her hand over to Thomas, who declared loudly: "I do want to marry Claire Yiu." The scene was very touching and Claire could not hold back the tears of joy as she read out her vows, making all her bridesmaids cry as well. A 30-second kiss between the newlyweds completed the ceremony. A banquet will be held in the evening, where they have invited many friends and family, including friends from TVB, ATV and CRHK, where there will be plenty of alcohol flowing for the guests.

When the bouquet was tossed, Rabee’a caught it and laughed that this is already the fourth time she has caught the bouquet.Tavia revealed that the ‘door opening money’ was a five figure sum, so she was pleased about that, laughing that she can use it as a deposit for a house!

There was a small incident before the ceremony, when the strong sea breeze blew over a little stand on the main table that had Claire and Thomas’s names on it and the staff had to weight it down with sandbags. When the ceremony was taking place, they sent someone to keep an eye on it, because it was still being blown over. Claire said: "I didn’t know about this." Asked if she was worried about it being a bad omen, Thomas replied: "We did not choose a lucky day to get married anyway – it was just easy to remember and we just wanted a simple party for our family and friends." Asked where the honeymoon will be, Claire says that she will be gathering some friends for a group honeymoon and they will be going to Sabah. Thomas will be paying for everyone to go with them. Asked why they are not having some time to themselves, Claire laughs that their real honeymoon will take place in December and she says excitedly that Thomas has promised her that they will go on a honeymoon every year in November.

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