PRO­POSAL IN CHICAGO

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In 2016, I quit my job to fo­cus on my food ven­tures, A Poke The­ory and Al­ter Ego. Be­fore I got into that, I vis­ited Sean for a month in Chicago. He’s an au­di­tor and was posted there for five months. He pro­posed on my last week­end there. We were walk­ing out­side the Adler Plan­e­tar­ium when I saw our ini­tials writ­ten on the mu­seum’s steps. Sud­denly, two pho­tog­ra­phers swung their lenses in our di­rec­tion. My heart skipped a beat as Sean looked at me with a ner­vous smile and asked me to be his wife. He had ar­ranged for that mo­ment to be cap­tured for our fam­i­lies who couldn’t be there.

1 “The mo­ment that stuck with me the most was when I walked down the aisle arm in arm with my dad,” says Vannessa. 2 She wanted a sim­ple, curve-hug­ging lace gown that was com­fort­able enough to dance in. 3 The ex­change of vows. 4 Their used air tick­ets and photos were part of the decor. 5 Vannessa pre­pared and styled the dessert ta­ble, and filled it with the likes of tartlets, dos­sants (a cross be­tween crois­sants and dough­nuts), cook­ies, and cakes.

OP­PO­SITE The cou­ple met on Tin­der while Sean, born and raised in Aus­tralia, was in Sin­ga­pore for a visit in 2014. They de­cided to do longdis­tance af­ter just 11 days and com­muted be­tween Aus­tralia and Sin­ga­pore.

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