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A million baht dowry and a hundred foreign guests as gay British tour boss ties the knot with Thai man

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A million baht dowry and a hundred foreign guests as gay British tour boss ties the knot with Thai man

 

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KAMPHAENG PHET: -- There was a big wedding yesterday in Kamphaeng Phet when a British tour company boss married his Thai sweetheart, a restaurant manager in Silom.

 

The dowry was 1,000,000 baht plus 20 baht in gold (worth about400,000) and a one carat diamond ring, reported Thai Rath.

 

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Some 100 British guests flew in to celebrate the nuptials of Mr Chris Lee, 47, and Samruay Sothin, 33.

 

It was a spectacular affair with Mr Lee's friend Tawatchai Aranyik, a former head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, as main guest.

 

Many of the participants added to the flavor of the traditional wedding by wearing Thai costumes for the occasion.

 

Mr Lee - boss of Chris Travel - met Samruay - manager of the "Telephone" restaurant - in Kanchanaburi some years back. After a whirlwind romance and many visits to each other's homes they decided to do the right thing.

 

Yesterday in Soi Wang Thong Luang there was the traditional procession of "Hae Khan Mark" before Mr Lee arrived at the house to go on his knees and officially ask for Samruay's hand in marriage.

 

TAT man Tawatchai handed over the diamond ring and the dowry was received by Samruay's happy parents Jet, 60, and Samrerng, 57.

 

The happy couple plan a further wedding in Britain in May.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

TAT man Tawatchai handed over the diamond ring and the dowry was received by Samruay's happy parents Jet, 60, and Samrerng, 57.

We Win LOTTOLEE !

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Well it wasn't a wedding and they are not married ! Gay marriage is not recognised in Thailand so it was just a very expensive off fee! 

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6 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

We Win LOTTOLEE !

Beat me to it! Yes, I bet they were happy, particularly as dowry's are the generally the preserve of the parents of daughters!

 

Anyway good luck to the happy couple. Hope it all works out for them.

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just a mock up not a legal marriage, try getting him to the UK on a settlement visa.

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1 minute ago, steve187 said:

just a mock up not a legal marriage, try getting him to the UK on a settlement visa.

Why not? Gay marriage is recognized in the UK. 

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

TAT man Tawatchai

 

Has a nice ring. :thumbsup:

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15 minutes ago, JohnC said:

Well it wasn't a wedding and they are not married ! Gay marriage is not recognised in Thailand so it was just a very expensive off fee! 

Neither is a similar ceremony between a straight couple a legal marriage. So, what's your point?

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" Mr Lee arrived at the house to go on his knees..."

 

Sorry, too much information.

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I bet that when they get into bed they don't know which to turn.

This is easy as usually one is a giver and the other is a taker. In this case I would say the old farang is the giver and the younger Thai man is the taker.

 

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just a mock up not a legal marriage, try getting him to the UK on a settlement visa.

Why couldn't he?

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11 minutes ago, Wilsonandson said:

This is easy as usually one is a giver and the other is a taker. In this case I would say the old farang is the giver and the younger Thai man is the taker.

 

A little respect please, the  "old farang" is 47, hardly a senior and hopefully,  has years of married happiness ahead of him.:thumbsup:

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Nice story, but the 1 mill dowry makes me feel uneasy.  Was it handed back after the wedding?  Good luck to them, the world needs more gays.

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