The rain was no damper on the spirits of 1,500 guests who turned up in style for the “wedding of the year” reception last night.
Among the dignitaries who attended the wedding were the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman.
The much-anticipated event at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre commenced at 8.30pm with the couple presenting themselves before the King and Queen, during which Lee presented the royal couple with a gift of a gold badminton racquet.
While walking into the hall on a red carpet, where a Western dinner was served, the guests were interviewed by host Baki Zainal for “live” viewing via online portal TonTon.my.
The guests included various dignitaries such as Cabinet ministers, local and international celebrities, and several notable athletes.
Among the artistes who entertained the guests were One in a Millionwinner Suki Low and Manbai.
Guests began arriving from as early as 7pm, and had spent the time taking photographs and admiring the white-themed decoration along the foyer of the hall.
Olympic silver medallist Lee had married Wong, his girlfriend of 11 years, in a private tea ceremony at his house earlier yesterday.
The couple will be hosting another dinner today, also at the convention centre, which will be attended by sports acquaintances and business associates.