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A long awaited small ceremony happened this morning in a frigid Illinois courthouse. Nephew Jake and his bride Ling Ling are married, bringing another member to the family.
My sister April’s son, Jake has been studying martial arts in China for several years. Some have seen snippets from him on the blog as well as Faceebook and Twitter. Brother Chris captured the happy (and probably relieved!) couple in -21 degrees.
Definitely not an impulse move, it’s been two years in the works. Any marriage takes work but across countries and cultures this was anything but impulse! Today’s ceremony makes things official for a paperwork and legal process that involves much distance, more time, legalities with two countries – so much we take for granted!
Jake posted soon after:
Well, it is done! Ling Ling and I are officially married! It was a long road to get there and literally a very icy road to get to there today, but we have finally got on paper the feeling that we have had for quite a long time now. Thanks to everyone for keeping us in your thoughts!!