At first, Becca didn’t think much of the “glasses-wearing, violin-playing, dorky boy” (her words, not ours!) who sat behind her in her junior-high geometry class. But as the years went by and they entered high school, she soon found herself relying on Dean to help her through algebra and calculus.
The Bride Becca Huynh, 24, elementary school teacher
The Groom Dean Thongkham, 23, student
The Date June 13
When it came time for the homecoming dance, the two had already become good friends, so Dean mustered up the courage to ask Becca by spelling out “Will you go to Homecoming with me?” in Scrabble letters outside her front door. He used the same move five years later when he had a bigger question: “Will you marry me?”