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Model Kelvin Kwong and nurse Ashley Tse share ice cream during a surprise engagement bash thrown by Kelvin on Valentine's Day inside a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong February 14, 2011.

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If you've ever been in a McDonald's thinking, "I wish I could get married here," you're in luck. McDonald's outlets in Hong Kong are now offering "McWeddings."

The nuptial package, launched in January, includes pink invitation cards emblazoned with golden arches, McDonald's food, wedding gifts and decor featuring the Hamburglar and Ronald McDonald, all for 9,999 Hong Kong dollars ($1,270).

Couples can also shell out extra to rent a "white balloon" gown or purchase a balloon corsage and balloon wedding cake.

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Getting married at McDonald's actually makes sense for many couples in Hong Kong, the company said.

"They date here, they grew their love here, so when they have this important day they want to come over here," said Shirley Chang, managing director of the chain's Hong Kong outlets, in an interview with Reuters.

On Valentine's Day, a man threw a surprise engagement party for his girlfriend at a McDonald's offering weddings and other formal events. The "cake" was a stack of apple pies, and the couple received a pair of commemorative crystal M rings. It was the first formal booking, but McDonald's said two wedding parties are confirmed for this year and 70 other couples are in talks.

Can Ronald be your best man? If they say no, tell them it makes you grimace.





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