LOVE STORY: LIV LO & HENRY GOLDING
Love was definitely in the air. In fact, there might have been sparks flying inside the patrician presidential suite at The St Regis. “They are the epitome of #CoupleGoals!”, our intern blurted out as soon as Liv Lo and Henry Golding were out the door after our photo shoot. Yup, #CoupleGoals is right.On August 20 last year, the handsome couple tied the knot in Kuching, Sarawak. A little investigative journalism (also known as the stalking of persons of interest’s Instagram these days) confirms that it was a beautiful wedding, and many happy tears were shed. But don’t take our word for it — search #MrAndMrsGolding for evidence. (Warning: You may experience severe envy.)
Their love story is the stuff of modern fairy tales or Hollywood rom-coms. Except, it’s real life. Boy meets girl at a party. Boy leaves girl an awww-inspiring, Gosling-esque message on a tequila bottle one morning. Girl falls in love. Boy falls in love. He proposes by the sea with the sunset as their witness. And she says “I do.”
In a room full of people, Liv and Henry were coruscating in their own bliss, in their own world. There were giggles. Furtive glances segue into long, loving gazes. There was a little grooving and a lot of flirting. One moment he’s zipping her in to her Vera Wang “Lexi” dress, and the next she’s holding his face in her diamond-embellished hands and whispering sweet nothings into his ear… It was darling, and the camera lapped it all up.“It’s weird!” the lovebirds chorused and chuckled when I remarked that working together on shoots like this must be so natural and fun for them. But it was plain to see — Mr and Mrs Golding bask in each other’s company, and that crazy little thing they have between them is, truly, some kind of wonderful.
How did you meet?
Liv Lo: We met at Filter Members Club on 1.1.11.
When/how did you fell in love with him/her?
Liv: I fell in love with Henry the morning we had a full bottle of tequila in bed at 9am, and he left a note on the bottle when he left saying, “Sundays would always be better with you and a bottle of tequila”.
Henry Golding: When we first went back the UK to meet my family — it was the first time I had heard anyone call my mum “mum”. She fit in instantly.
Where and when was your first kiss? No consulting each other!
Liv: First, first kiss that doesn’t count was in my apartment lift. It doesn’t count because we were a bit tipsy and we just shyly pecked. I don’t even think he remembers.
Henry: She manhandled me in her apartment lift after a drunken night of shots at a bar.
When did you realise that he/she’s The One?
Liv: He said, ‘If you ever need me, I will be there.’ And he is.
Henry: We saw and planned our future so effortlessly. It was like our gut instincts took over, and the rest was fate.
What’s the best gift he/she has given you?
Liv: Every gift!
Henry: A birthday trip to Sri Lanka.
Tell us about The Proposal.
Liv: He proposed on the beach with champagne at sunset after spending the best day ever together.
Henry: I’d imagined a random sunrise on the beach in Thailand. Sadly, we thought twice about getting out of bed when we woke up that morning as we LOVE sleeping in. So, instead, it happened at a beautiful restaurant on the rocks by the sea at sunset.
This story was first published on Wear Oh Where.