The first time Gloria Chui and Roy Li met in 2004, at the university cafeteria, he asked for her phone number. But rather than continue the pursuit there and then, he didn't call her for another six months. Fast forward eight years, and on March 24 Gloria, a 27-year-old pre-school teacher, and Roy, 30, a banker, tied the knot in Tsim Sha Tsui's Hullett House hotel. Over 30 close friends and relatives celebrated with the happy couple on a sunny day at the intimate party. Gloria started planning a year ahead, and the artsy bride designed and made by hand decorations, flower bouquets, her head piece and the veil, as well as invitations and a guest book for the wedding. 'I will never forget the time and effort I've put into planning our wedding and how it all came to life with the help of my family's organisation on the day of the celebration,' she said. The college sweethearts met on campus and were introduced by a mutual friend. 'On a normal day, I'd chat with a stranger for a minute and leave, but that day I stayed,' Gloria recalled. 'Roy was like an old friend to me, even though we had just met. He was funny and I felt really comfortable talking to him, which was pretty unusual.' By the end of the conversation, Roy had asked for Gloria's number and said he wanted to hang out more. 'But he never called, though we kept running into each other on campus,' Gloria said. Later, Roy transferred to another college. Just when Gloria thought she'd never see him again, he resurfaced. It was during Christmas, 2004. She was lunching with a friend and Roy called that friend and said he wanted to join them. Without knowing it was Roy on the other end of her friend's phone, Gloria was surprised when she saw him enter the restaurant. 'What a small world,' she thought. 'He's the boy who never called.' From that day on, they started hanging out, at first with a group of friends, and on a summer day one year later, they went on a movie date to watch a sci-fi film - just the two of them, because none of their friends were interested in the genre. 'It wasn't a date but was the first time we were on our own,' Gloria recalled. They queued for three hours to buy tickets, and conversation flowed naturally. More movie dates followed and they decided to give love a try. From early on in their relationship, Gloria already knew Roy was right for her, 'because I have never been so comfortable in front of any human being other than Roy', she said. 'He's the only person I know who's seen the real me - the good and the bad.' In September 2009, Gloria was making dinner for the two of them and took off her jewellery. Roy seized the opportunity and exchanged one of her rings with the engagement ring he had bought. It was a surprise for Gloria when she found the engagement ring and Roy on one knee asking her to marry him. Gloria said 'yes' right away. 'We make each other laugh all the time. Together, no matter how hard a day gets, we can always go through it,' she said. The couple plan to honeymoon in Bora Bora next year.