“But over the years we have both remained faithful to each other,” she added.
After graduating from high school, Mrs. Giles the distance between them when she went to the University of Pennsylvania. “We have spent a lot of time and money on Megabuses,” said Ms Giles. In 2017, after graduating from college, she eliminated it completely by moving into Mr. Luo’s apartment in lower Manhattan, where they still live.
Ms. Giles, now 27, has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in primary care adult gerontology from NYU. oncology and palliative care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Mr. Luo, 28, has a bachelor’s degree in business from NYU and works in manufacturing at Jono Pandolfi Designs, a pottery maker in Union City, NJ
They became engaged in June 2020, after Mr. Luo proposed to at a cabin in the Poconos owned by Mrs. Giles’s parents. During his proposal, Mr. Luo said to Ms. Giles, “It’s you.” Unbeknownst to him, Mrs. Giles, wanting their engagement to be “more of a mutual exchange,” as she put it, had the exact same words engraved on a watch she gave to Mr. Luo after he gave her a ring. .
On March 19, the couple married at the home of Mrs. Giles’s parents in Carpinteria. Alexx Temeña, ordained Pastor of Universal Life for the occasion, performed in front of 76 guests, all of whom had been vaccinated.
“Our commitment to loving ourselves and each other is our greatest achievement,” the bride said two days after the wedding. “It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always been a labor of love and it’s good for both of us to be partners in life.”