BOXER shorts and brassieres became bargaining tools when MediaWorks artiste Darren Lim and his posse of best men turned up to collect his bride, Evelyn Tan, at her Joo Seng Road flat Saturday.
In keeping with traditional Chinese wedding customs, Lim had to pass several “tests” before he was allowed to see the bride. The obstacles were set by Tan’s bevy of bridesmaids, comprising Kym Ng, Constance Song, Michelle Chia, Ericia Lee, Apple Hong and Eelyn Kok. Lim’s best men were Ix Shen, Adrian Pang, Bryan Wong, Ben Yeo, Bernard Tan and Adam Chen. All are MediaWorks artistes.
The first task was a cinch. They had to deliver a lusty rendition of Cai Shen Dao (Fortune God’s Here).
The next test proved a little cheeky. Lim and two best men, Pang and Wong, had to remove their “undies” and wave them at the bridesmaids. The bridegroom also had to don a tiny pair of white briefs adorned with a ribbon.
The third task was no less raunchy. Handed a basket of bras, the men had to figure out which one belonged to which bridesmaid. The groom picked out Evelyn’s pink bra effortlessly, claiming that “whenever we go shopping together, she would pick undergarments that matched her clothes”. Ericia’s and Apple’s underwear were also correctly identified.
The last hurdle proved an anti-climax. All the men had to do was gobble pineapple sweets. The chirpy bridesmaids next demanded S$19,999 (RM43,997. 80) as dowry. A boisterous bout of haggling took place as both camps traded quips and barbs.
The men coughed up S$1,388 (RM3,053.60) and RM1,100 (RM2,420). Lim also wrote out a blank cheque to his father-in-law, Tan Keng Kok, 58, who filled it in with S$888 (RM1,953.60). Only then could the groom finally lay eyes on his bride, resplendent in a shoulder-baring Ted Wu gown with a long train. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network
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