It was love at first sight for a man 30 years older than his bride-to-be.
"The first time I saw her, I fell in love. I didn't think she would feel the same because of our 30-year age gap," Kosmo! quoted Raduan Yaakob, 50, as saying.
He is set is marry Nor Fatim Aisyah Mohd Noor on Dec 29 at her home in Pasir Puteh, Kota Baru.
"I have a catering business in Pahang and Kelantan. At that time, Nor Fatim had just finished her STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) examination," he said.
Raduan said he had earlier joked with Nor Fatim's parents about proposing to her.
"And now a marriage is on the cards," he said.
He said he was relieved his four children had accepted Nor Fatim as their stepmother.
Nor Fatim said Raduan was a loving and responsible person.
"He loves me and I'm so grateful to have met him. It's fate," she said.