She kept insisting that they would be perfect together. Allison’s best friends mom kept bringing up this stranger in every conversation, begging Allison to add him on Facebook. Just talk to him. Just meet him. They would be a great couple- he was funny, smart, and a bit of a nerd. So was she. They went to the same school. Liked the same things. It was meant to be.
Reluctantly, after ages of persistence from her best friends mom, Allison gave in. She started talking to Dustin, and they immediately hit it off. As they found themselves in endless conversation over the bowl of chips and salsa at the favorite local Mexican joint, Allison knew that her friend’s mom might be right- they were perfect for each other.
They spent the next few years together, bonding over comic books, academics, and adventure. He proposed on the day she turned in her thesis for grad school- the day one chapter of her life ended and another one began. They’ll be married next summer with a wedding full of bright colors and light sabers, and it’s going to be just the craziest fun wedding – I seriously can’t wait Allison and Dustin! xx – M
They had waited a whole year for this. A whole year until they could finally celebrate their marriage together, be in each others arms, and laugh the night away. A quite little wedding ceremony took place between David and Thuzar a little over a year ago before he was deployed. Across the world, Thuzar stood by his side and counted the days until the phone calls and Skype dates ended and she was in the arms of her best friend once again.
Thuzar was dressed in a handmade, traditonal Burmese wedding gown, dressed in the finest gold jewelry, and was doted on by her bridesmaids and family more than any other bride I have ever seen. As David turned around and looked at his best friend, his biggest cheerleader, and his beautiful bride standing at the bottom of the stairs waiting for him.
The two souls seamlessly blended their love, their life, the distance, and the two cultures merging into one on the cloudy, blustery day in December. Friends and family surrounded them as they dressed in traditional Burmese wedding clothes and conducted the Burmese ceremony, full of traditions that many had never seen before. Blessings from the parents and the family showered down upon them, and after the ceremony they proceeded to change into traditional American wedding clothes, and entered a winter wonderland reception. Thuzar and David- you two share the most magical, beautiful life and we feel so luck to be a part of it. Thank you to the ends of the earth for allowing us to be a part of your incredible day xoxo, M+J