After the wedding, the couple went to D.C., where they had a Chinese-style reception for Rachel's mother and her Chinese American community (Rachel wore a traditional red dress). They honeymooned in Belize, where they learned to scuba dive and explored its fabled coral reefs.
Chris "has a thirst for learning and knowledge, and he's not tentative about getting something he wants," says Rachel--"whether he wants to pursue a PhD program or sees a photo on the Internet of someone he wants to know."
Chris is amused that the couple met the only time either sought out a prospective partner online. But Rachel points out that their mutual Facebook friend was both a high school acquaintance of hers and a college classmate of Chris's. "I believe things happen for a reason," she says.
[Originally published in February, 2013.]