HONG KONG • Twice-divorced Canadian actress Christy Chung drew applause and laughter at her fairytale wedding in Beijing on Tuesday, when she asked her husband, Chinese actor Zhang Lunshuo: "In the next life, can you marry me sooner?"
Chung, 46, and Zhang, 34, met last year on Hubei TV dating show Perhaps Love and dated for real.
The actress, who did not get to wear a bridal dress for her first two marriages, went the whole hog on Tuesday by holding a wedding with an Under The Sea theme in a hotel, said Apple Daily.
She put on a traditional Chinese wedding dress for a morning ceremony that was attended by her daughters Yasmine Ross, 18; Jaden Yen, eight; and Cayla Yen, six.
Her former husbands are British businessman Glen Ross and Taiwanese record producer Jon Yen.
In the afternoon, she wore a bridal gown and veil to meet the media with Zhang.
She said: "He's given me a dream wedding and the wedding dress I want. I'm really so happy, I'm going crazy."
Zhang said they are planning a honeymoon in Egypt with Chung's daughters. The couple are reported to have spent more than HK$10 million (S$1.8 million) on the wedding. The groom said he had been "making money like crazy" for the wedding and would let the bride manage their finances in future.
At the banquet in the evening, Chung was moved to tears several times, said Apple Daily.
In a speech, she told Zhang: "You're my best friend. You have completed my life, so I will love you for life."
He told her: "Dear, I think I may still be a little young and not strong enough. I may not have a king's ability, but I think I have a knight's spirit. I will protect you, protect this family to the last and do my best. I love you."