Dubbed as Mediacorp's 'most eligible bachelor', Tay Ping Hui finally settles down as he marries longtime girlfriend Edna Lim last Friday.
The 39-year-old National University of Singapore lecturer accepted Ping Hui's proposal last year and the lovebirds had originally planned to get married after the General Elections.
"I thought the elections would be held in May but apparently I was wrong. We couldn't wait so we went ahead with the wedding."
Ping Hui's wedding news hardly came as a surprise. He has been saying that he was ready to settle down and even thanked his "future wife and unborn baby" after receiving the award for Top 10 Most Popular male Artiste earlier this year during Star Awards.
Athough xinmsn has caught wind of Ping Hui's wedding plans long ago, the actor requested to only be interviewed after the wedding.
Earlier this morning in an exclusive phone interview with xinmsn, Ping Hui said that the wedding registration, traditional Chinese wedding customs and the wedding banquet were all done last Friday. The wedding banquet was held at Capella Singapore in Sentosa.
The wedding was a simple one, as the couple only invited close relatives and friends.
"Since everyone knew each other, the atmosphere was really very heartwarming and didn't look like we're putting on a 'show'. As for celebrities, I only invited one table, because I only invite those I'm really close to."
Unlike the newly-weds who shed nary a tear, many guests who were present that evening were touched to tears.
Despite the simple affair, the groom went all out with each guest table costing a hefty S$ 1,800. Unlike fellow celebrities, Ping Hui turned down all wedding sponsorship offers from corporate sponsors.
However, Ping Hui had good friends who helped 'sponsored' some things.
For example, the wedding tuxedo he was wearing was a wedding gift from famous tuxedo brand, Zegna; the bridal car was a sponsored Mercedes Benz 'S' Class and the in-house wedding photographer was Ping Hui's good friend and former MediaCorp artiste, Ix Shen.
After the wedding on Friday, Ping Hui immediately resumed work on Sunday. Due to their hectic schedules, Ping Hui said that they plan to go for their honeymoon in Europe only at the end of the year, when the climate would be cooler.
The 40-year-old also revealed that they plan to buy a marital home in Sentosa when market prices are lower and they are currently living in a rented old colonial-era building.
Ping Hui expressed preference to take things slowly when quizzed on of his plans to have children.
"Of course we'll have children; in fact, I would like to have five kids, big enough to form a basketball team! But that can happen later; for now we prefer to enjoy each other's company."
When asked if it feels different now that he is a married man, Ping Hui says that nothing has changed but acknowledges that he has one more responsibility to fulfill towards his wife and her family.
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