So it all started with the Sex and the City scene I posted earlier last week from Charlotte's wedding.... I remember watching it in my early 20's and thinking, how fun! What can I say, I'm Asian. I like to win things. If there's some kind of exclusive selection or competition, like being chosen for the NYT wedding section, of course I want IN.
I thought we didn't stand a chance, we were so busy I almost didn't even bother applying. Especially after reading about the ridiculous application process. BUT... this girl I work with was all, HELLO! Not only are you guys an inter-racial couple (bonus points) but you're marrying Mister Softee Junior (mega bonus points)! It makes for a good New York story, and I couldn't disagree with her.
And so my brain went to work as I pitched a story about how "the bride grew up in Queens chasing Mister Softee, and in 2005 she found Mister Softee chasing HER." And luckily, even though our submission was way past the deadline, the fact checker called and said he loved it (and loved our pictures, compliments to our photog!) Shaila joked that I'm the only bride on the page who's boobs made it onto the page, LOL.
But of course, the story doesn't end there. As the reporter and I "fact-checked" and discussed details of the wedding, he was instantly impressed by my then-fiancé. "Have we ever written a story about him?" he asked...? And I said "No, but you guys should!!" He was impressed by how my young fiancé and his equally young business partner are doing such groundbreaking things in Asia. I would disclose more but their very own article is coming out soon to tell you all about it!
When we were in NJ, right before the wedding, Alex and Turner were interviewed by the NYT at their office in NY, and a photographer even came to our wedding! It was great. I mean, getting into the Sunday edition was sweet-- but getting Alex and Turner some well deserved publicity is just fantastic. Janine was right (as always) men grow more successful when they're married!
The New York Times Wedding Section
*UPDATE: As an added bonus, this evening we received this really nice framed copy from Alex's Dad! He knows us all too well, the good intentions of framing the announcement would be all we'd have of it- seeing it framed and all pretty looks so nice!