How We Met
Justice introduced us! Let us explain. Huy spent his entire life on the East Coast, largely in Boston. Vi spent all her life in the Midwest, largely in Kansas City. After graduating law school, Huy took a job with the U.S. Department of Justice, which relocated him out to KC. Roughly within two weeks of moving, we met through an online dating app and bonded over our Vietnamese roots. Huy appropriately asked Vi where he could find the best recommendation for Pho, one of his favorite Vietnamese noodle soup dishes, and would she like to accompany him. After he arrived late to the first date, we ate and as we were about to leave, we ended up standing by her car for three hours, just talking about who knows what. Since those 3 hours did not do us justice, we decided to spend our lives together.
How They Asked
We were officially engaged at the end of July 2018. Our fondest memories are from traveling and getting lost in new cities together, so popping the question during a trip was only appropriate. The planning process began Spring 2018 and spanned the continental U.S.
At the beginning of 2018, we found out that work was relocating him back to the East Coast (DC) so we weighed our options and spoke about getting engaged in 2019. Huy’s family flew from Boston to meet her family in Kansas City to start the discussion of marriage, as per Vietnamese tradition, as well as the possibility of her moving to DC with him. We shopped for rings under the pretense of doing so for strictly for budgeting purposes. We took multiple trips that summer as a last hurrah from Kansas City. Due to all the discussions, planning, and trips, Vi didn’t see it coming. After many summer trips, we closed out the month of July in San Diego with a sunset, where he popped the question at Windansea Beach.