For Le and Duong, it’s always been the little things in their relationship that have meant the most. “I was sick the first time we met for coffee,” Duong says. “She reminded me to drink my medicine and got up to get me some water for my pills. The next day, she made soup and brought it out to my workplace. I knew right away she was a sweet girl; the type of girl you want to take home to meet your mom. I introduced her to my mom after about two weeks of dating.”

Duong impressed Le by showing her he was always thinking of her and putting her first. “One time, we had this ice cream brownie dessert at Leatherby’s and I told him how delicious the brownie was. He quickly ordered a dozen brownies for me to take home. It was very sweet and thoughtful,” she says.

The couple took a trip to Tokyo, and Duong proposed on the last night of the trip. “He told me this trip was basically to ask for my hand in marriage and that there’s no one he would rather travel the world with but me,” she says. “He said a lot more, but I was tearing up and getting so emotional that I couldn’t remember it all.”

As they started planning, Le knew she wanted the day to be sweet, elegant and memorable. “What surprised me is my vision came true but just better,” she says. “I was really impressed with the outcome of our wedding. I’m serious when I say everything was perfect.” Once again, Duong was surprised by just how special his bride had made their wedding day. “I didn’t really know what to expect regarding the decorations because I let her do whatever she pleased,” he says. “When I saw how everything was, I knew she had done so much. I knew all the hard work she put into making everything so perfect. I was blown away. I was extremely happy that all our guests had a great time and no one left hungry. This party wasn’t just for me, but for all the people around who matter most in our life.”

As Le walked down the aisle to meet her groom, she felt the love surround her. “I was thinking ‘Wow, it’s happening,’ and in the back of my mind praying that I don’t trip over these high heels I have on,” she says. “I was a little nervous because everyone was staring at me, but happy to see everyone there and how they were standing up to cheer for us. I remember seeing Duong standing there, looking at me with the biggest smile on his face. I think the feelings were mutual. I must’ve had the biggest smile on my face as well. This was our day.” 

—Kourtney Jason