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About Us

It’s been a long journey to get here and we are extremely grateful to be celebrating this moment with our friends and family.  We both love to travel and have been fortunate enough to become close to many of you throughout our journey together in the various life stages and cities that we have spent time in.  Although Covid threw a wrench in our original plans we stayed flexible, postponing our wedding a year and even had a spontaneous Zoom wedding with the Santa Barbara courthouse and our parents in November 2020.  Despite being married already, those of you that know us well, know that we love to party and we couldn’t give up this special day to spend with you all. 

 

We are looking forward to June 18th and cannot wait to celebrate with you all.  

How We Met

After graduating college, we both decided to take a gap year.  Tammy spent the time teaching elementary school kids and prepped for pharmacy school while Chris wanted to enjoy his post-college days before starting his career in consulting by traveling.  Both of our parents had heard about a program in Taiwan where ABC (American-born Chinese) children with parents from Taiwan, could volunteer as English teachers in Taiwan for a summer while learning about the history of the country.  Chris and Tammy both volunteered for the program and were paired in the same teaching group in a remote village in central Taiwan.  They stayed in touch after the program and eventually began dating.  

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The Proposal

Prior to Los Angeles, we had always done long distance from San Diego / Seattle to San Diego / New York all the way to  San Diego / China.  When plans had formed for us to live together in Los Angeles, Chris knew that Tammy was going to be the one and wanted to make it official.  Before the start of business school, Tammy and Chris planned a two-week vacation in Europe.  During their time in Portugal, Chris proposed in Sintra and surprised Tammy with photographers to take photos of their engagement.