LIM Cinn Shya shed tears of joy after winning the grand prize of the SPOT The Difference & WIN contest, co-organised by Blissful Bridal Studio and The Star.
Lim, who came with her husband-to-be Choo Ching Hoong drove all the way from Sungai Petani, Kedah, to try out their luck in the contest held in Penang last Friday and they got to be the first couple to win the grand prize worth RM8,999 and RM300 cash.
“We are so happy and we want to thank the organisers for inviting us here tonight. Since our wedding package is free, we will use part of our wedding budget for a romantic honeymoon,” Choo said.
Choo and Lim, who will tie the knot on Sept 12 next year, hope to spend their honeymoon in Bali.
In the recent round 1 contest, there was no grand prize winner.
Fifty shortlisted couples in round 2 contest then had a chance to win two grand prizes. They drew their own prize.
Joining their joy were Aruna Priya and Tan Eng Keat, one of 10 lucky couples of the contest who also walked away with the grand prize worth RM8,999 and RM300 cash.
The young couple, who arrived for the event an hour earlier, had sent in over 60 contest forms. Their effort had certainly paid off as they screamed with joy after reading out their winning prize.
“Aruna and I cannot stop thinking about how absolutely wonderful this experience truly is!” said Tan.
The Star’s advertising manager (north), Simone Liong was invited to present the prizes to the winners. Guests were also entertained to a bridal fashion show with models sashaying in the studio’s exclusive D&L bridal gowns located on Jalan Bagan Jermal.
Lee Chen Nee, 30, and her partner Pang Eng Tuan, who were the last to arrive at the event, were also the last couple to draw the prizes. To their surprise, they didn’t even have to draw at all because it was the last prize left in the drawing box.
“We did not expect to win as we are just trying our luck. Furthermore, all the grand prizes were drawn at the early stage, so we thought we would probably end up with a consolation prize or nothing at all,” said Lee.
The couple, who won the RM5,999 wedding package and RM200 cash, plan to use the money they saved for the wedding dinner and honeymoon in Japan.
Chong Shih Wei, 28, who won the second prize of a RM3,999 wedding package and RM100, said she loved the variety of gowns available in the studio and hoped to wear the designer gowns paraded by the models earlier.
Chong and her partner, who was at work then, planned to go to Korea for their honeymoon.