Lillian and Michael's story begins in China, when they were classmates in elementary school with mutual friends. They kept in touch as they grew up and always remained friends. Michael came to the United States to attend college in Michigan, and when he found out that Lillian was choosing between a few colleges in the States, he convinced her that the closest school to him, Loyola, would be the best choice. As adults pursuing their advanced educations and careers, their longtime friendship blossomed into love.
They decided to host their wedding at the historic Ringling Estate in Sarasota, Florida, where they were joined by family and friends from around the globe – even friends they were classmates with in elementary school!