Couple from Macao hold underwater marriage ceremony in the sea off Okinawa

Couple from Macao hold underwater marriage ceremony in the sea off Okinawa

On April 5, at Seragaki in Onna, Wong Si Wai (left) and Leong Lap Chong (right) held an underwater wedding ceremony. (Provided by Benthos Divers)


April 10, 2012

On April 5, at Seragaki in Onna, a couple from Macao held an underwater marriage ceremony in Okinawa, a place they love dearly. The bride and groom, Wong Si Wai and Leong Lap Chong both said, “It was just fantastic!”

Wearing a wedding dress and tuxedo over their wet suits, the couple exchanged rings, kissed, and had a video recorded of them swimming in the beautiful sea.
Because both the bride and groom love marine sports and have been diving in the sea off many different countries, they decided to have their marriage ceremony in the beautiful ocean. After gathering information about underwater marriage ceremony options all over the world through the Internet, they thought that the underwater wedding plan in Okinawa looked the best.

Wong studied Japanese for a year at Doshisha University in Kyoto, but she had never seen the ocean around Okinawa. “It was a little cold but very nice in the water. This summer we will invite between 200 and 300 people to our wedding reception in Macao. I would like to show them our underwater marriage ceremony,” she said with a smile.

Taku Ohara of the Benthos Divers in Onna, a diving company that has helped with underwater wedding ceremonies since 2000, said, “They are our first customers from abroad. I hope that the beauty of the ocean around Okinawa will become better all over the world.”

(English translation by T&CT, Lima Tokumori and Mark Ealey)

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