Linh and Tim

how we met

Linh first moved to NYC in Fall 2011 right after college and was invited by Ivan (Tim’s cousin) to join him and a few friends for Restaurant Week. The restaurant the boys had picked happened to be right down the street from her new apartment, so she agreed to go and got Chelsea to come with. As they were walking down 54th street towards the Russian Tea house for dinner, the girls passed by a group of guys who were being loud. Realizing that they might know them, Tim’s friend stopped the girls and introduced themselves. Little did Linh know that guy; Tim that she met on the street of New York City, would be the guy that she’ll end up marrying. As cheesy as it sounds, it was love at first sight. A few days later they went on their first date at Madison Grill – the rest is history!

how they asked

As a couple these two share a love for traveling! They’ve been traveling around the globe since they first started dating. Some of their favorite countries included Argentina, Peru, Vietnam, Mexico to new a few. When Tim decided on the next location for the trip, Linh thought it was nothing out of the ordinary when he suggested Cappadocia, Turkey. On the night before the proposal, Tim reminded Linh that they had to wake up around 5 am to try and catch a glimpse of the hot air balloons taking off at sunrise and be ready for the “tour guide” by 9 am. Anyone that knows Linh knows that she’s not a morning person, but she reluctantly got up. The morning was incredibly beautiful – the sunrise was breath-taking and the hot air balloons were the perfect touch. However, Linh had no idea as she’s busy snapping away pictures, Tim was fidgeting and trying to figure out how to get the “tour guide” aka the photographer onto the roof top without her noticing. As the hot air balloons started to fly above them, she turned around and the next thing she saw was Tim was down on one knee. Her heart was racing and she started tearing up. Everything else was a blur, but she remembered him telling her “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you!” What was already such a beautiful morning turned out to be the happiest day of their life!

Special Thanks

The New York Public Library
 | Location
Dumbo, Brooklyn
 | Location II