Mimi and Chris first met at Mimi’s sister Lili’s college apartment but didn’t get to know each other until a couple of years later. Lili’s boyfriend (now husband) played matchmaker and invited Mimi and Chris to brunch, making sure they sat next to each other. They got to talking and eventually planned their first official date -- sushi at Yoshi’s Oakland on Chris’ birthday.
The Bride Mimi Kwan, 34, a public affairs director
The Groom Chris Kennedy, 35, a chief information officer
The Date September 5
Three years into their relationship, Chris planned an elaborate (and surprise) Valentine’s Day trip to New York City for Mimi’s first time in the Big Apple. When they arrived, they sped to the top of the Empire State Building (Chris had purchased express tickets in advance) just in time for sunset, and Chris proposed.