Celebrity couple Awal and Scha to wed in May

KUALA LUMPUR - Celebrity couple Awal Ashaari and Scha Al Yahya will be getting married on May 4.

Their reception will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre on May 6.

The couple made the announcement during a press conference at AmpWalk in Jalan Ampang, here.

Awal, whose full name is Ahmad Awaluddin Ashaari, said he was elated to marry Scha after dating her for two-and-a-half years.

"My family and I paid a courtesy call on Scha's family on May 30 last year," Awal said.

"Initially we planned for the wedding to be held earlier, but we had to delay it due to our packed schedules and difficulties in securing a venue."

Scha, or Sharifah Norazean Syed Mahadzir, said she was grateful there were companies that were willing to sponsor their wedding.

Last Sunday, Awal, 31, had proposed to Scha, 29, on the Propaganza programme guest-hosted by the actress on the Astro Ria channel.

However, Awal explained that the public proposal was not a gimmick.

Instead, he said it was to fulfil Scha's wish as she had once wondered aloud when was her turn to be proposed to like other women.

"Although Scha's request was meant to be a joke, I wanted to fulfil her request.

"I hope that people out there would not think that I am following Western culture by doing that," Awal said.

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