Monday, 31 October 2011

Wedding Belle

The celebrity wedding of the year has come and gone, with lots of hype before and during the two-day nuptials.

Hong Kong-born singer Coco Lee tied the knot with Bruce Rockowitz, president and chief executive of Li & Fung a few days ago.

Lee, 36 and Rockowitz, 52, invited an A-list of who's who to come to Hong Kong to celebrate the big event, including Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Tommy Hilfiger.

There was a 30-minute private ceremony held at Sky100 bar on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the tallest skyscraper in the city and then the banquet was at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.

A spokeswoman for Lee said, "Coco wore a dress by Vera Wang because she's a very good friend of the couple." She added, "very big international acts and some of the hottest US artists" would be performing for the two days.

Guests were reportedly flown in by helicopter and the hotel confirmed all 80 luxury suites were booked.

Not only were there parties in the hotel, but also at Shaw Studios in Tseung Kwan O, as it has one of the biggest soundstages in Asia.

Lee met Rockowitz in 2003 and were engaged in 2005. The singer apparently took a year off to plan the wedding which is estimated to cost about HK$150 million.

I remember when Lee came out with her self-titled album in 1996 and thought she had a lot of spunk and potential to shake up the conservative Cantopop scene.

She then made it big singing on the Walt Disney animation Mulan soundtrack and was the voice of Mulan in Mandarin.

Even bigger was being the first Chinese to perform A Love Before Time for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the Academy Awards in 2001.

Lee seems to be consistently working hard and putting out albums and concerts around the world.

And just for her hubby she recorded the single I Just Wanna Marry U that was released days before their wedding.

What's next for Mrs Rockowitz?

According to the Chinese press Canadian-born Rockowitz has promised Lee half his wealth -- which is estimated at HK$2 billion. So perhaps she'll take a break now that she's got money in the bank?

1 comment:

  1. a very good ending for coco indeed. bless her.