Jae Choon: We met at our local dive bar in the East Village (2A). It was a Tuesday night and there were only 5 people in the bar including Donovan, the bartender. Everyone started chatting with each other and FaceBook requests were exchanged. We were both involved with other people at the time, so we were friends/neighborhood acquaintances for a year before we started dating.
Jae Choon: We had our wedding at 6BC Botanical Garden. It's a magical little green space in the heart of Alphabet City. We had our reception at Lucien, where we had our first official date. Our romance started and blossomed in the East Village, so it was really special for us to celebrate our union, "east village style."
Jae Choon: We lived in Amsterdam for 2 years. Chuck proposed on our last full day there, before returning to New York. We were walking our dog and trying to savor our last moments in that beautiful city. He stopped to take a picture on a quiet, quaint, side canal and popped the question. We had a going-away party planned for that evening, which doubled as an engagement party. All of my friends knew before I did. I was wonderfully surprised.
Jae Choon: Being with my best friend and lover. "Officially" joining our homes, lives, and hearts.
Jae Choon: Our kiss in front of some street art on 2nd street. I actually lived in that apartment building when I first met Chuck.
Jae Choon: I was 3 months pregnant at the time!