Sparks were flying when Ann and Yuki met one summer at Fireworks, a store in Bellevue Square. Yuki thought Ann was Japanese (she’s half-Korean) and cute, so he struck up a conversation and asked her out.
The Bride Ann Hui Schmidt, 29, research scientist
The Groom Yukinori Morishita, 34, software development engineer
The Date August 23
One autumn day two years later, Yuki proposed to Ann with a gorgeous engagement ring. Though they were living in Los Angeles at the time, the couple planned an intimate affair for 20 at a restaurant in Seattle -- their future hometown.