At Long Last
Longtime sweethearts Angelyn Chong and Mah Kok Wah have come a long way together, which made their beautiful and stylish union all the more sweeter
The coming together of long-time sweethearts Angelyn Chong and Mah Kok Wah was truly a grand and classy affair
In their courtship spanning eight years, Mah Kok Wah and Angelyn Chong have stuck together through the ups-and-downs of life. Introduced to each other through her sisters Cherlyn and Clairyn, Kok Wah was struck by Angelyn’s beauty and poise. Determined to pursue her, he enlisted the help of her sisters to matchmake them, and it wasn’t long before she too reciprocated his feelings and then accepted Kok Wah 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’. After recovering, he went around looking for an engagement ring for his proposal. Then Kok Wah planned for them to go to Paris for a holiday, and it was there in the City of Lights that he sprung his surprise proposal.
“I quietly took the ring from my pocket and got down on one knee… only to realise she was too busy taking selfies with the Eiffel Tower to notice I was proposing to her!” he said with a laugh. Angelyn did not see it coming at all and stared at him in stunned silence for a while before she said “yes”.
Their wedding celebrations were coloured by the couple’s fun-loving personalities, from the cultural ceremonies all the way to the floral-fantastical dinner reception at the grand ballroom of St Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Kok Wah’s entourage of groomsmen—dressed in pilot costumes as a 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 traditional ceremony of serving tea to their elders as a sign of respect.
The wedding dinner saw around 600 of the couple’s closest family and friends in attendance. It started off with a cocktail reception in the foyer, before guests sat down for dinner in the main hall.
There was applause all around when the couple made their fairytale-like entrance arm-in-arm. And in between courses, people moved around the ballroom to catch up with one another. One of the night’s highlights was a boisterous yam seng toast to the couple’s future together. The celebrations continued on with an after-party that lasted until the next day—and the day after as well. Proving the couple’s fun-loving nature and energy when the occasion calls for it.