Phyllis & Jason | The Verandah Repulse Bay Hong Kong

The Verandah Repulse Bay Hong Kong

Phyllis & Jason’s spectacular wedding at The Verandah Repulse Bay in Hong Kong
The Verandah in Repulse Bay exudes an air of sophistication and elegance while preserving the delightful allure of the historic Repulse Bay Hotel.
This enchanting dining establishment caters to both classic and modern Continental palates, providing a nostalgic essence of yesteryears when meals were savored with exquisite delicacies, accompanied by the finest wines, engaging conversations, and impeccable hospitality.

Repulse Bay Hong Kong

As a Hong Kong wedding photographer, I absolutely adore photographing weddings in Repulse Bay. This stunning location is situated in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, nestled between Deep Water Bay to the east and Middle Bay and South Bay to the west. The picturesque beauty of this place never fails to captivate me and my clients alike.
One of the main attractions of Repulse Bay is its breathtaking beach, which stretches an impressive 292 meters and boasts silky soft white sand. The water is clear and calm, creating an inviting atmosphere for a refreshing dip in the sea. It’s fascinating to know that this beach has been a beloved swimming spot for Hong Kong Island residents since the 19th century, and it even witnessed the launch of the island’s first public bus service to cater to beachgoers and swimming enthusiasts.
The origins of Repulse Bay’s name are surrounded by mystery and intrigue. Various stories have been passed down, but none have solid evidence to support them. One interesting tale suggests that pirates used the bay as a base in 1841, causing concern among foreign merchant ships trading with China. The Royal Navy eventually repulsed the pirates, and thus the name came into being. However, historical records from the British naval log books do not confirm this account.

Hong Kong Golf Club

Another story claims that the bay was named after HMS Repulse, which supposedly stationed at the bay at some point. However, no concrete evidence supports this claim either. Despite the uncertain origins, Repulse Bay has etched its name in history and continues to be a treasured location.
Over the years, Repulse Bay has witnessed significant development. In 1898, the Hong Kong Golf Club opened in the valley behind Deep Water Bay, becoming a prominent social hub. Roads were constructed to connect the North and South parts of Hong Kong Island, leading to the development of Repulse Bay into the beautiful beach destination it is today. The iconic Repulse Bay Hotel, built by the Kadoorie family in 1920, adds to the charm of this place and has welcomed illustrious guests such as the renowned writer Ernest Hemingway and the legendary American actor Marlon Brando.
For a wedding photographer like me, Repulse Bay offers a dreamy backdrop to capture timeless moments of love and joy. The beach, with its soft sands and inviting waters, provides a romantic setting for couples to exchange vows and celebrate their love. The lush surroundings and historical significance of this location add a unique touch to every wedding album. Whether it’s the heartfelt exchange of vows or the joyous celebrations with family and friends, Repulse Bay never fails to deliver the perfect ambiance for unforgettable wedding photography.

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