Jackie was in her third year of Medical school at UC Irvine and Ryan came there for residency. Ryan’s younger brother Steve was a good friend of Jackie. They first met in a birthday party of Jackie’s roommate. Ryan asked about Jackie and Steve decided to set them up. “Zombie land” was the first movie they watched on their first date.
Ryan and Jackie have a very equal, loving, and supportive relationship. They were able to get through long distance for two years during their medical training. As professionals, they respect each others’ careers and needs. They both like to cook and stay active. Traveling is also one of their passions, and they have been to Europe, Africa, Central America, and the South Pacific for both work and fun.
Ryan was doing an anesthesia rotation in Lyon, France. Jackie flew out on her vacation to meet him in Paris. On the first night of their trip, they had dinner and walked around the Eiffel tower afterwards. He proposed underneath the stars and the sparkling Eiffel tower – and of course Jackie said yes.
The best man and the maid of honor’s joint speech had hilarious moments. A part of the speech also involved the imitation of their dance moves on the Pitball song, “Timber”. They did so because they love dancing with each other. They had both Chinese and Jewish elements in their wedding with complete cooperation and balance. That included a Hora Dance which was fun for everyone. Jackie’s brother is inclined to music and he played the Lumineers song, “Ho Hey” during their reception which was amazingly beautiful. They believe it was the most perfect wedding day they could wish for.
Their wedding ceremony and reception site was San Francisco City Hall. The catering and floral was done by Taste Catering. Lighting was by John Keenan and draping was by Everything Audio Visual. Photography was by IQ photo and videography was by Martin Films. Officiant was by Mike Watson. Bridal gown was by Vera Wang and the rings were by Tacori.