On Love

Nuptials: Ann Yom & David Steel

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ann Yom, 37, is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy director. David Steel, 41, works in AIG's strategic planning division. They will live in Washington.

Wedding date: April 10.

Location: Tabard Inn.

Guests: 50.

How they met: Ann and David were hanging out separately with friends at the Big Hunt one night in November 1999, when Ann noticed David's glasses across the room. She thought he was really hot, she says, and approached him. A couple of days later they met for lunch at Union Station.

The proposal: Last November, 10 years after they first met, Ann traveled to New York to spend the weekend with David, who was living and working in that city. David planned to pop the question outdoors after lunch but it was too rainy. So he suggested they go to the observation deck atop his office building, which had terrific panoramic views of the city. As they were looking over the city, David asked for Ann's hand.

The wedding: After their official ceremony, they dressed up in traditional Korean garb to honor Ann's heritage. It included a lot of bowing, David jokes. And his parents, who have been married for more than 50 years, imparted helpful advice, such as not to rely solely on your partner to make yourself happy.

Honeymoon: A future trip to Washington state for hiking and then a trip to Bali.

-- Kathleen Hom

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