To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the Macau SAR, MGM is bringing back “Love Moments” with 20 elderly couples for their first-ever wedding photos taken at the Spectacle of MGM COTAI, celebrating enduring love and beautiful life memories, and in appreciation for their past contributions to the community.
To many couples, wedding photos are important as they capture beautiful moments and a solemn promise of love. Yet, many senior citizens have never had their wedding photos taken back in their wedding times. In 2014 and 2015, MGM organized "Love Moments @ Grande Praça,” where elderly couples were invited to have their first-ever wedding photos taken at MGM MACAU. The event gave them a truly memorable experience and received overwhelmingly positive responses from the community. This year, MGM is glad to bring back this meaningful wedding photo shooting experience as one of the highlights of the seventh consecutive MGM Community Care Campaign this year.
For the first time at MGM COTAI, 20 pairs of elderly couples are invited from the Women's General Association of Macau, Caritas Macau as well as from MGM employees’ family. Their average age is over 70 years old with around 50 years of marriage; all have witnessed the rapid development of new China and the glorious days of the past 20 years of Macau’s handover to China. Among them, the oldest couple are 92 and 81 years old, and the longest marriage is 62 years.
A warm and heartfelt ceremony was held today in MGM COTAI in which government officials, representatives from charitable associations, MGM management and family members of the couples were present to witness this joyous moment. The officiating guests of the ceremony included Ms. Zhu Hong, Deputy Director General of Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Ms. Vong Yim Mui, Director of Social Welfare Bureau; Mr. Felix Wong, Head of the Inspection of Pari-Mutuels Department of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Ms. Un Sio Leng, Vice President of the Women's General Association of Macau; Ms. Judy Chiang, Deputy Service Director of Caritas Macau; Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director; Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director; Mr. Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic Officer and Director of MGM China Holdings Limited; and Ms. Wendy Yu, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of MGM.
“Every elderly couple of Love Moments has contributed so much of their lives to building our city brick by brick, and their hard-working spirit shall always be appreciated and inherited to the future generations. Therefore, MGM uses our diligence, creativity and love to make them look perfect on their Big Day. These late wedding photos do not only bring blessings and joy to them, but also ever lasting memories.” said Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited.
MGM volunteers took extra care of the couples during the photo-shoot, assisting them in fitting, dresses changing, styling and even engaged in the entire wedding photo shooting. Each couple receives a wedding photo album and one 40x60cm photo in frame, allowing it to pass down from generation to generation.
Delighted and excited, the elders were enthusiastically chatting with the volunteers about their love stories. “I got married when I was 20, now I am 82. I had no wedding ceremony when my husband and I got married. I would now have the chance to enjoy having tea with my grandchildren and to share our wedding photos. They need to see how stylish their grandparents can be!” said Cheong Iun Mui, the eldest bride of the group.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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