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Michelle Kwan gets married today 19-01-13

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by floskate, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Very elegant...which isn't my usual reaction to a cake!
  2. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    AFAIK they were invited as guests, not invited as reporters to cover the event. There's a big difference.
  3. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    I dunno, if you don't want to have people talk about your event online or posting anything, you don't invite social media addicts. -shrug-

    Even Brian Boitano posted a picture of the cake, so all this is probably okay and was expected by the couple. :lol: At least it looks like nobody was snapping pictures of the ceremony on their iPads. I went to a wedding where someone was doing just that. :scream:
  4. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    I think it's one of those things where Kwan doesn't want to invite the media to make a big public spectacle of the event, but doesn't mind if people just shared photos on their own social media accounts.

    Also, an article and picture was published covering the event, so Kwan knows that her wedding would invite some media attention.

    I think it's a good balance. Give enough tidbits to appease fans, but keep it private enough for Kwan and Pell's comfort.
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  5. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    I agree.
    Nothing that has been shared by the attendees has been inappropriate, IMO.
  6. MINAM

    MINAM The "NICE" Admin Staff Member

    Congratulations! Very happy for her! :)
  7. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member


    Second...Do I see a Vbet in our future? :D
  8. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    Yes, and he idolizes her, has since the Lyra days. He had never met her in person until San Jose last yr and he was thrilled to do so.

    He wrote a very nice tribute to her on the IN biography page.
  9. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

    If People magazine will be publishing a story and photos of the wedding in their next issue, I'd say Michelle and Clay had no problem with media being there. Maybe they just wanted to control which media? Perfectly fair, I think.

    Looks to me like they wanted it kept quiet to the runup in order to keep whackadoo fans from being obnoxious, but after the event, they're perfectly happy to share what happened.
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  10. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Exactly, ITA, as has already been said numerous times. Anita18 said it best: Michelle and Clay "are not dummies." No way they weren't aware that Phil and Christine would be tweeting photos and tidbits before and after the ceremony and during the reception. No way that Phil and Christine would have been doing so without M&C knowledge and approval. The questioning of it is much ado about nothing, IMHO. There are obviously many people Michelle and Clay care about who couldn't attend, so the tweets and photos were a great way of sharing in real time. It bears repeating: Kween is definitely "no dummy."

    That's lovely and very sweet of Grant. Thanks for pointing it out. :)
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  11. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    And you know this how?
  12. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

    OMG I am in tears. I am three years older than Michelle but I remember being 16 and watching Michelle at 13 at the Olympic Trials and I just feel like I grew up right along side her. There was a point between 1999-2001 where I was not as involved in watching skating but I always would go online to see what Michelle was up to. And then the 2002 Olympics made me the uber I am today. I am so proud to be her fan! She has grown into an amazing woman.
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  13. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

    I meant 'gun-toting policeman'. Fixed. :D

    ETA: I want to see that traditional red dress too!
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  14. Nikki Lee

    Nikki Lee Active Member

    Michelle Kwan has touched my heart, more deeply than I ever knew. I used to follow every competition and performance she gave. Then, after life took us all away in different directions, I didn't follow skating so much. A few champions caught my interest (Davis/White, Virtue/Moir, Kim Yeon-Ah)...I would catch their highlights and still, never with the same depth nor interest as I had felt following the career of Ms. Kwan. Now, with her wedding, I find myself in the old fascination, searching for pictures, revisiting old performances (thanks to all who have posted links), and feeling somehow involved. She is a very special person; I am blessed with her presence in my life. May Mr. Pell cherish and adore her, as we all have.
  15. Capella

    Capella Guest

    Given that Clay works for the National Security Council, I would *hope* he would be able to help plan a wedding in secret. ;)
  16. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Indeed! Wonderful memories, UGG. Thanks for sharing.

    What might it take to quash your niggling worries about "photo-tweeting at MK's wedding," overedge? What, are you practicing to be a prosecutor or are you secretly interested in a career in PI, CSI, or more aptly WSI (wedding scene investigation). ;) Perhaps it will take MK herself wielding Clay's saber to burst your unwieldy bubble. :lol:

    But since it matters less than nothing and your worries and fault-finding are as usual so much ado about nothing, let me just say for once and for all, Michelle and Clay clearly had to be aware that members of the media whom they invited to their wedding would be sharing some tweets and photos. M&C most likely felt it would be a good way to share with friends, family and fans who were not present. But go ahead and continue making a big deal about it if doing so is important to you. BTW, in regard to Michelle Kwan, maybe I'm clairvoyant or maybe NOT. Who cares? ;)

    Ha ha, yes, I read your post twice and I realized you were referring to the security detail at the church. After all, the governor of Rhode Island was there along with other politicos including the Kween bride, and her Coast Guard lieutenant groom who happens to work at the White House. I had to read your post twice, because in that very short clip, my eyes were preoccupied with looking at the Kween and her sister Karen. :)

    :lol: :rofl: :respec:
  17. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

    im a guy and yet im pretty close to tears

    im so melodramatic no? i feel like my big sister just got married..lmao
    Oi I need a slap

    Michelle is really grown up!!!
  18. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

  19. samiller

    samiller New Member

    Michelle's wedding is now trending #1 on Yahoo!! That's great. People Magazine sort of has the corner on Michelle's wedding. Hopefully, we will see her other two dresses when People hits the newsstands on Friday. Looking forward to it. I also read on Paula Abdul's twitter page that an original song called "My Everything" was written for Michelle and Clay by Donnie Demers and performed by his brother, Jimmy. I have heard a lot about them, but they are not that well known. They are friends of Michelle, and they are very talented musicians. I'd love to hear the song.
  20. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    What other two dresses? Did she wear a Chinese red one? :watch:
  21. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

    Trending #1 doesn't mean it's the top-searched term.

    The "trends" are manually picked.

    I can see if I can get an advance of the People coverage.
  22. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

  23. samiller

    samiller New Member

    I am not certain, but I read that she had a short dress for dancing and a traditional red dress as well. My guess--and it is only a guess--is that the red one might be in the Chinese tradition. ??? If this is true, she probably changed at the reception.
  24. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Again thanks for pointing that out, kwanette. On his IN bio page, Grant indicates that he "started skating at age 9 after being inspired by watching Michelle Kwan in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games." He goes on to say:

  25. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

    best set of pics yet! flower girls, even, and shots of her parents :)
  26. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised Michelle didn't wear the good luck charm her grandmother gave her.

    Mrs. Kwan looked smashing. Never seen her with long hair before.

    Need to check the MKForum to see if maybe she sent them some special pics.
  27. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

  28. lmarie086

    lmarie086 missing my cat :(

    !! I just saw this! :D Congratulations to Michelle and Clay, I hope they have many happy years together! And now I can share my birthday with their wedding anniversary as well!
  29. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    It may have been pinned inside her dress. Many brides do that

    I understand that she had a traditional red dress for the reception, as well.
    She likely wore it there.