The In­vi­ta­tion

Long­time sweet­hearts Mah Kok Wah and Ange­lyn Chong tied the knot in a se­ries of wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions that re­flected their per­son­al­i­ties

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Love­birds Kok Wah and Ange­lyn as well as Shazwan and Syairah tie the knot

In their courtship span­ning eight years, Mah Kok Wah and Ange­lyn Chong have stuck to­gether through the many ups-and-downs of life, de­spite the six-year gap be­tween them. In­tro­duced to each other through Ange­lyn’s sis­ters Cher­lyn and Clairyn, Kok Wah was struck by Ange­lyn’s beauty and poise. De­ter­mined to pur­sue her, Kok Wah en­listed the help of her sis­ters to match­make them, and it wasn’t long be­fore she also re­cip­ro­cated his feel­ings and ac­cepted him as her first boyfriend. Six years into their re­la­tion­ship, Kok Wah ex­pe­ri­enced a health scare that re­sulted in him be­ing hos­pi­talised. Through­out his re­cov­ery, Ange­lyn stayed by his side and cared for him—her de­vo­tion made him re­alise that she was the one he wanted to marry. Thus he went around look­ing for an en­gage­ment ring for his pro­posal. Then Kok Wah planned for the cou­ple to go to Paris for a whirl­wind trip and it was there in the City of Lights that he got down on one knee and pro­posed. Ange­lyn did not see it com­ing at all and stared at him in stunned si­lence for a while, be­fore she said ‘yes’ with ex­cite­ment. Be­fit­ting the cou­ple’s fun-lov­ing per­son­al­i­ties, their wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions were filled with joy and laughter, from their gate-crash­ing and tea cer­e­monies, all the way to the gl­itzy din­ner re­cep­tion at the grand ball­room of St Regis Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur. Kok Wah’s en­tourage of grooms­men— dressed in pi­lot cos­tumes in trib­ute to the groom’s work with the avi­a­tion in­dus­try—were sub­jected to a se­ries of hi­lar­i­ous tests by the brides­maids be­fore he could claim his bride, dur­ing the gate-crash­ing. Af­ter ac­ing the tests, the cou­ple then pro­ceeded with the tea cer­e­mony and served tea to their el­ders as a sign of re­spect for the two fam­i­lies com­ing to­gether as one. The wed­ding din­ner had over 600 of the cou­ple’s clos­est fam­ily mem­bers and friends in at­ten­dance, which started off with a cock­tail re­cep­tion. Over a free flow of wine, cham­pagne and liquor, guests lined up at the photo booth to take pho­tos with play­ful props. There was also a Llaol­lao bar where peo­ple were in­vited to cus­tomise their frozen yo­ghurt with a va­ri­ety of flavours and sauces.

Datin Lim Chi Lan and Dato’ Mah Yew Lay were all smiles now that their youngest son is off the ‘mar­ket’ THE IN­SIDER

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