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Richard Chamberlain and Weng Heredity Jords’ wedding

By Margaret Sheard …..

Having known Richard Chamberlain for some years and giving promotion for his photographic exhibitions and books of photos of Cyprus taken in 1954/55 through cyprusscene.com, we were delighted to hear that he and his fiancée, Ma Wilma Jordan (Weng), had fixed a date for their marriage – 2nd October 2017.

Richard had for many years wished to return and live permanently in Cyprus but due to his wife’s debilitating illness this was not possible.  Eventually, Vivian sadly died and Richard then decided to make the move to Cyprus as he had always dreamed and after a while he met Weng who is from the Philippines.  They immediately bonded and Richard says Weng has been a tower of strength to him.   Foreign nationals getting married in North Cyprus can involve a lot of paperwork and organisation and despite some initial difficulties, Richard and Weng were eventually able to fix a date and venue for their wedding on 2nd October 2017 at Lord’s Palace in Girne.

The 2nd October arrived, a warm and sunny day, and we made our way to Lord’s Palace to be present at Richard and Weng’s marriage ceremony and following reception in the Köműr Restaurant at Lord’s Palace.

There were 50+ guests who had come along to give their good wishes to Richard and Weng and witness their marriage ceremony.   Weng looked stunning in her bridal gown and Richard very smart in his wedding suit, they made a lovely couple.  Most people when they arrived had a photo taken with Richard and Weng and a little while later the official ceremony was held and Richard and Weng seemed to sign a large number of documents and then they exchanged rings and the ceremony was complete, they were now “man and wife”.

We then sat down at the two long tables for the guests and there was a delicious 3-course meal with a fourth course which was the wedding cake, complete with large sparklers, which Richard and Weng cut with a sword.  It was a lovely reception with lots of conversation and of course eating and drinking.

Throughout the whole afternoon, we were entertained by Jamie Vincent, known to many as The Man in Black, very nice background guitar music to start and later with Jamie singing some great popular songs.   I think we were all surprised when Weng decided to do some entertaining herself.  She is currently learning to play the guitar with tuition by Jamie, and she played and sang to resounding applause.

The afternoon was coming to an end and the guests were starting to drift away so after saying our goodbyes, we also made our way home after a brilliant time at the wedding of Richard and Weng.

Thank you for inviting us to your special day.

 

7 replies »

  1. Congratulations to Richard. We met Richard a few years ago at his exhibition in the Denktas exhibition hall in Famagusta.

    • Thank you Kay and I am sure Richard will be delighted you have remembered him and send your best wishes.

    • Thank you Sermen I am sure Richard and Weng will be delighted to have received your best wishes.

  2. Thank You very much Margaret for your lovely write up about our wedding day (and before). And Thank you also everybody who came and made it such a memorable day. We didn’t know we had so many friends till we started making out the list of people to invite. The wedding presents went off in Lynne, my daughter’s car so we haven’t seen them yet, but when we do we will be thanking you all. There looks like enough drink to hold another party, so watch this space! The photographs taken by the photographer, Harvey Freeman and most of the guests could make up another “Love Story” Film. Perhaps that will be my next project! Best Wishes to you all and Thanks Again.

    • Thank you Richard and like us I am sure everyone enjoyed the day immensely. It was lovely. Judging by the number of reads on cyprusscene in the short time the article has been published (now 132) you are a very popular couple. Margaret xx

      • Congratulations Richard and Weng! You kept that in the dark from me? Was the thought I might of provided you with a certain three wheeler, in a lovely shade of golden yellow, I see you have made it to the top grade of TRNC. Society. So from now on it’s Muktar Chamberlain.
        Best Wishes for your future together, your former pal. Bob.