- Leonard told NextShark that he met Gina in 2019 after moving to the same student accommodation in Brisbane where she was staying.
- “We met each other through events held by the student accommodation not long after moving in,” he narrated. “We started dating not long after, and I proposed to her in May this year.
- According to Leonard, the Gong Cha outlet became a sentimental place for them where they’ve made many fond memories since he and Gina started dating.
- “There were many times where we were just having an evening walk around South Bank, and we were just drawn into the store, because we could smell the boba every time we walked past,” Leonard shared. “I love getting the earl grey milk tea, and Gina’s favorite is the original pearl milk tea.”
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- “My parents do still expect a second reception in Singapore, which Gina and I both agree to, as we feel it’s only right for my family and friends back home to be able to celebrate with us someday,” Leonard added.
- After getting permission from the store, the entire wedding went smoothly despite other customers continuing to buy bubble tea from the storefront during the ceremony.
- “We didn’t feel obligated to do anything, and everyone just did what they wanted,” he revealed. “The dress code for the guests was casual or smart casual, so the whole thing was really relaxed.”
- Leonard shared that their loved ones were more excited and happy the couple was even getting married, saying the venue choice was “just an icing on the cake.”
- “A wedding should be about the celebration of two people coming together and deciding to be with each other forever,” the new husband said. “Everything else is secondary, so just do what you want.”
- The couple’s post on Subtle Asian Traits has gained thousands of reactions and hundreds of congratulatory comments.