Finally, after putting festivities on hold for a year, Edmund Lin and Trina Liang-Lin held their 25th Silver Anniversary “Encore” celebration in style this July.
One of the most charismatic power couples in the local society scene, the pair planned a four-day, three-night itinerary that took them and their 10 guests on a whirlwind journey through Paris and Bordeaux.
The first day saw the group pose for a photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower, where Trina wore her original wedding gown from the nuptials 26 years ago.
It was followed by a night of fine-dining at the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse.
The next day was one of grand cru classé discovery in the left bank of Bordeaux. The party checked into the country mansion of La Maison d’Estournel, which lies next to Trina’s favourite estate, Château Cos d’Estournel, in the famous appellation of Saint- Estèphe. Following that, they went on an owner-hosted winery tour at Château Lynch-Bages in the eminent appellation of Pauillac, and enjoyed dinner within the family’s private quarters.
The third day involved a jaunt to the right bank, with a winery tour at premiere cru estate Château Angelus in Saint-Émilion, and lunch at its sister restaurant Le Gabriel downtown. True to the spirit of a French fete, the trip culminated in an enchanting dinner bash on the lawn of La Maison d’Estournel. Fireworks exploded in the sky as the happy couple made their toasts with the guests, who spent the night dancing and revelling.
Even as the party ended, the celebration was just beginning for Edmund and Trina, who continued south to Italy’s Amalfi Coast and Sicily for another two weeks. On her plans for their upcoming 30th, Trina says, “We are thinking Bordeaux’s right bank or Tuscany. Definitely a wine-centred trip again!”
This story first appeared in the October 2022 issue of Prestige Singapore