“It was a very hot day and we were having fun rock climbing,” Ms. Lee said. “I had climbed pretty high when suddenly, I got stuck on a hot rock and just couldn’t continue.”
“I was in a panic, thinking I was going to fall, and then Ryan climbed next to me, lied on the rock and kind of let me use his body as a ladder to get to safety.”
In August 2019, Ms. Lee moved into Dr. Tsou’s apartment in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, and they were engaged two months later, on Oct. 1.
They were married July 2 at 501 Union in Brooklyn. Dr. Angela Kim, a friend of the couple who became a minister through American Marriage Ministries, officiated before 82 guests, including the bride’s mother, Sun Ja Lee of Federal Way in Washington State, (Ms. Lee’s father, Harold Lee is deceased) and the groom’s parents, Carrie Tsou and Dr. Dean Tsou of Las Vegas.
Their wedding was originally planned for the fall of 2020, but was rescheduled because of the coronavirus.
“Our families are very close, and like we were when we first met, sort of opposites,” the bride said after their wedding. “The South Korean side is a little raucous, the Taiwanese side much quieter.”