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Actress' wedding to cost RM2 million
Published on: Friday, May 08, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The upcoming wedding of local actress Lana Nodin and American Olympic volleyball player David McKienzie on May 15 is estimated to cost approximately RM2 million. However, 90 per cent of the event is sponsored.This covers the couple's bridal wear, jewellery, wedding venue and door gifts, among others. "I can't believe my luck, honestly. I'm so grateful and thankful for all these," said the 36-year-old petite artiste, as she revealed the amount at a press conference.

Her Malam Berinai will take place on May 14, while the solemnisation ceremony and the wedding reception will be held the following day. All three events will take place at Palace Of Golden Horses in Seri Kembangan.

Originally, the three ceremonies were to take place at Istana Hotel here, but the hotel was already booked on May 14 by another party.

"Luckily, Palace of the Golden Horses came in as venue sponsor.

Not only the hotel is able to accomodate my needs, but also offered me a better deal," she said. Lana revealed that the Malam Berinai will employ a unique "Puteri Gunung Ledang" theme, as "David really wants to don the tengkolok."

The themes for the solemnisation ceremony and the wedding reception are traditional Malay and modern English, respectively.

After their wedding reception, the couple will be flying out to Manila in the Philippines as McKienzie is down for a volleyball camp, after which they will be heading for the US for their honeymoon. "So far 70 per cent of the preparations are complete.

Everything is falling into place nicely for us," she said. McKienzie was not present at the press conference. He is currently in Singapore attending a volleyball training session.

Lana also revealed that she would tag along her future husband should his volleyball career take him to any countries in the world. "He has given his blessing for me to continue acting. On my part, I will have prepare my schedule accordingly.

He also suggested that I take up an acting course to fill my time when I'm in the US."

The actress also admitted that she isn't affected by some people's negative perception about marrying a foreigner and the challenges that one might face. "So far, everything is going great for us. We have not had any serious setbacks. David has accepted the Malay culture, and is making a lot of effort to learn more. "I believe in fate. If we're destined to be together, then nothing can break us apart," she added.



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