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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:19 pm
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http://sports.sina.com.cn/k/2007-08-06/ ... 4517.shtml

So this "news" about Yao Ming's wedding to be on August 18 turned out to be only tabloid materials...... :oops: :oops: :oops:


Today, it was reported in every single websites/newspapers in China that Yao Ming and Ye Li are officially husband and wife. :shock:

They had completed their registration, and received their marriage certificate the night of August 3 (Friday) at the marriage registry of the Xuhui District. It was done in a very discrete, private and confidential manner. The registry normally closed for work at 17:00pm. But with special arrangement, it was specially opened for Yao Ming and Ye Li around 20:00pm that night. And the papers were completed within 30 minutes.

The wedding reception will be done on August 6 (Monday) at the Pudong Shangri-la Hotel. Only 10 tables reserved for family, relatives and close friends.

Let's hope I can find you guys some photos.....but looks like chances could be slim, as security of the highest order is in place to ensure the wedding reception is to be held without disruption/disturbance from media. Over 100 security guards were hired just for that purpose.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:16 pm
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Interesting, why on a Monday and not the weekends?

Pryuen, all you need to do is show your credential as the world's biggest Yao Ming fan and you should have no problem getting in :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:29 pm
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Congratulations to Yao Ming and Ye Li. I wish them great happiness and joy. :D :) :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:49 pm
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So it is still not EXACTLY clear where the wedding reception will be.... :oops:



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http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?i ... type=Sport

Wedding banquet for Yao Ming today
By Chen Qian 2007-8-6

BASKETBALL superstar Yao Ming and his bride Ye Li have been through the hoops to gain their marriage certificate, and will hold their private wedding banquet today in Shanghai.

But the exact place and time is still a secret, said a photographer appointed by the couple to take the wedding picture. He was still waiting to be told the location last night.

According to Shanghai Wedding Trade Association, Yao and Ye will tonight entertain only eight tables of guests, all relatives and close friends.

As both their parents like peaceful houses with gardens, their wedding ceremony is likely to be held at a restaurant with a long history.


Yao, 27, and Ye, 25, who plays for the national women basketball team, signed their marriage certificate on Friday night in Xuhui District Marriage Management Division. Officials there stayed open until 8:30pm for the couple.

The bride and groom followed normal procedures by filling out forms and attended a short ceremony where they were presented with their wedding certificates.

Some friends and relatives accompanied them to Friday's ceremony, but not their parents.

The 2.26m tall Yao and 1.90m tall Ye, both from Shanghai, shot their wedding photos at the Taihuyuan scenic resort in Lin'an, Zhejiang Province, last Monday.

The couple arrived at 6am and spent two hours taking pictures in the scenic resort. Yao's arrival attracted many people and some even got his signature, Sina.com reported.

The couple reportedly met as teenagers in 1999 when Yao was playing for the Shanghai Sharks. Their relationship first became public at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where they were seen walking hand-in-hand at the closing ceremony.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:30 pm
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So it is confirmed the venue will be at Pudong Shangri-la Hotel.....

And Ye Li arrived around 11:00am this morning to inspect the preparation of the wedding banquet hall.


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http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/ ... edding.php

Yao Ming marrying girlfriend in family-only ceremony in Shanghai

[size=109]The Associated Press
Published: August 5, 2007


BEIJING: NBA star Yao Ming is getting married at an upmarket Shanghai hotel Monday in front of 100 relatives, with an equal number of security guards expected to work the event, media reported.

After the ceremony and dinner the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, the newlyweds and their guests will cruise the Huangpu River in a luxury houseboat, the Titan sports newspaper reported. The wedding cost more than 1 million yuan (US$130,000,


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:37 pm
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LOL !!! :P :P :P So everything were about Yao Ming's wedding these few days......

The Madame Tussaud's at Shanghai even changed the clothes of their Yao Ming's wax status with a bridegroom's tuxedo to draw more visitors.....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:20 am
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The reporters both local and foreign are ready.....

The flower bouquets are arriving

The musicians have arrived

The flower boys and girls (4 of each) have arrived too

and so has Zhang Mingji, Leader of Team Yao


So another hour to go...............


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:55 am
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This is from Basketball Pioneer's........

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:43 am
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http://sports.sina.com.cn/k/2007-08-06/ ... 6365.shtml

Team Yao sent a spokesperson to address the reporters at 17:40 pm.

Yao Ming wishes to clarify some inaccurate reports from the media:

  • There is no shark fin served during the wedding banquet. He had vowed earlier about not eating shark fin. He is committed to honor his own words.
  • There will not be any launch on the Huangpu River as reported. Yao Ming will just be spending his time with his and Ye's family, relatives and close friends.
  • He will not recieve/entertain any interviews from media today
The best man is Shen Wei, an ex-Shanghai Sharks team mate, a close buddy of him. The best maid is Hu Xiaotao, Ye Li's best friend and team mate on the national team.

He also distributed candies for the reporters as well as a CD-ROM with the above photo for their use.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:55 am
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The gift/candies Yao Ming distributed to the reporters
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The reporters fighting for their gifts/candies
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The arrival of family/relatives/friends of the bridegroom and bride
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The security doing their job checking the guests for their invitation
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The arrival of the flower girls
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