Alice Tam and Boysh Lam are partners in life and at work. The design duo behind local fashion brand Aalis are tying the knot today at the Four Seasons hotel, celebrating with 300 friends and relatives. The couple have known each other since they were teenagers. For years, Boysh was the good friend who was always by Alice's side. 'He's always been so sweet to me,' Alice recalled. 'He would deliver medicine and congee to my door when I was ill - that kind of sweet.' After graduating from secondary school, Boysh moved to Britain to study fashion design, while Alice stayed in Hong Kong, but they kept in touch. In the summer of 2003, Boysh returned to Hong Kong for the holiday and the pair met up again. Before returning, he told Alice how he felt about her. 'Boysh told me that the first day he met me he knew I would make a good wife,' Alice said. It wasn't good timing for them to take their relationship to another level, however, because Alice was about to head to New York to study design, and Boysh was still based in England. Nevertheless, they made their four-year long-distance relationship work. They both moved back to Hong Kong in 2008, and a year later Alice quit her job as a fashion buyer to help Boysh with his fledgling business. 'It was a nightmare when we first started working together. We argued a lot to begin with,' Alice said. 'He is brilliant at design but has little idea about business and numbers.' Things worked out well, however, and business took off quickly thanks to Boysh's creativity and Alice's business savvy. Their boutique in Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, became a go-to place for fashion lovers and attracted a string of celebrities. Alice said their transition from friends to lovers was perfectly smooth. 'We both knew each other so well, but it was a fresh experience getting to know each other better.' She realised Boysh was the man for her when they were stuck in a vintage furniture shop at a flea market in Thailand. 'It was raining so badly that we couldn't go anywhere. Our friends went back to the hotel, leaving us behind. Normally I would go insane,' Alice said. 'But that day, Boysh and I settled in a nearby cafe, sipping coffee and watching the rain fall. I felt so at peace. I knew then and there that as long as he was with me I'd be happy and contented.' Last year, Boysh proposed to Alice at his apartment. He decorated it with candles and flowers, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him the moment she opened the door. 'He tricked me. He asked me to buy groceries and cook for him, so when I got there I was taken by surprise,' Alice said. She then demonstrated what a good wife she would make by cooking dinner. 'I have always been an emotional person, while Boysh is the rational type,' she said. 'He's patient but I'm always in a rush and pumped up for action. It's good, though. Together, we see a bigger picture from our different perspectives.' At their wedding ceremony, Boysh will wear a Lanvin tuxedo, while Alice will don a number made by celebrity stylist Titi Kwan, who is also Boysh's mentor. Alice has made a dozen dresses for her friends and bridesmaids.