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Published: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 11:39:43 AM

60 couples tie the knot on Xmas Day

Man, wife and future parents: Kho and Lim are expecting twins in March.

Man, wife and future parents: Kho and Lim are expecting twins in March.

JOHOR BARU: A wedding on Christmas Day and a pair of twins along the way – that’s triple joy for supervisor Kho Yee Jenn and beautician Lim Wei Chan.

The couple had held a Chinese ceremonial marriage with a grand dinner for family and friends in March.

Taking it further, Kho and Lim joined 59 other couples at a mass wedding reception organised by the Johor Baru Tionghua Associaition on Christmas Day.

Kho, 35, said he was overjoyed to get married to the woman of his dreams and to have twin boys in three months’ time.

The couple, who met about 10 years ago through a mutual friend, went through a five-year courtship before they decided to get hitched.

“We had always wanted to marry on a special day. A Christ-mas Day wedding will ensure neither of us will forget our anniversary,” he said.

He and his newly-wed wife stood out from the crowd, as both were attired in black from head to toe.

Asked about their fashion theme, Lim, 25, said their families did not object as times have changed and white is no longer a “must wear” colour for wed-dings.

“We wanted to stand out from the crowd,” said the pregnant bride, adding that it was more flattering to her figure.

Meanwhile, microbiologist Kevin Lau, 41, and engineer Felicia Chin, 31, came together at a “cupid party” organised by the association in October last year.

“We hit it off instantly,” said Lau, adding that it was easy for them to meet up as both are working in Singapore.

He said they left a good impression on each other and went out on dates until he proposed to her.

“I did not expect to find my future husband when I attended the matchmaking programme as I only wanted to make new friends. I guess it was beginner’s luck for me,” said Chin, adding that both of them enjoyed talking about movies, food and books.

Association president Lim Ik Kim congratulated the 60 couples for tying the knot on such an auspicious day, saying that since 1983 it had successfully registered the marriages of 28,650 couples in Johor Baru.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Family & Community, mass wedding, marriage, christmas johor baru tionghua association

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