Stephanie & Charlie in Baiting Hollow, NY
The third time was the charm for then-college students Stephanie and Charles. Stephanie didn’t remember Charlie the first two times they met through a mutual friend. At the third introduction, Charlie mentioned they had met twice before. “It was embarrassing, but I never forgot him after that!” says Stephanie. The next semester, they wound up being partners for the oral portion of their Chinese class final. This led to a nine-year-long relationship.
The Bride Stephanie Chu, 30, an architect
The GroomCharles Lan, 29, a strategic planner for a financial company
The Date August 31
One day, two years after they moved in together, Stephanie brought Charlie a brownie when she came home from work. Charlie had a gift for Stephanie too: an engagement ring. They turned to the North Fork for their outdoor wedding.
- Meredith Bodgas