Hello! Thank you for coming to the place where you can witness couples who are deeply in love with each other alongside their four-legged family.
(I'm here and queer!) 1. My first name is Mei Lin (pronounced may-LYNN) 2. My pronouns are she/her 3. I really love pugs 4. One of my favorite novels is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 5. Ma famille vient du sud de la France 6. I’m a musical theatre fan
Photo By Lena Mirisola Photography
College sweethearts Tom & Missy had a meet-cute during their time as orientation advisors at their university. Turtles & squids brought Tom & Missy together in the form of fun, odd, and perhaps unrealistic drawings on Missy’s script for a play they were mutually performing in. From that day they knew they had something wonderful and their story soared.
Both Tom & Missy are very athletic and enjoy rock climbing and running together. One of Missy’s bucket-list activities was to run her local 15k and she trained with Tom to prepare. One unsuspecting day they came back from rock climbing to go for a run at sunset on their favorite path by a river. Tom took Missy aside to enjoy the beautiful evening and he proposed. Missy had no idea it was coming and she jokes that it was a very cute moment except for the fact that she in her jogging gear.
Like many couples this year, Tom & Missy had to postpone their wedding day festivities until next year, but decided they wanted to elope in order to keep their original wedding date. It’s a special date because it is the summer solstice, exactly half a year before Tom’s parents’ wedding anniversary date.
To commemorate this intimate day, Tom & Missy signed the papers in the morning during breakfast. Missy baked her own chocolate with chocolate chip (vegan) buttercream wedding cake and they cooked homemade vegan pizza. Later that evening, they commemorated their wedding day with photos at sunset complete with bird spotting as well as their first dance to The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”.
Mei Lin (first name, pronounced "may-LYNN", she/her) is a queer pug-loving musical theatre enthusiast who's passionate about commemorating diverse couples in love and their four-legged family. Trans rights are human rights. Love is love. Stop AAPI Hate. Black Lives Matter.