Chanda Wong and Christopher Wesley Nickelson were married July 6 at Twin Willow Gardens, an events space in Snohomish, Wash. Sky T. Yang, a friend of the bride who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. On July 5, the couple had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony at Ray’s Boathouse, a Seattle restaurant.
Ms. Wong, 32, is a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash. She graduated from Wellesley College and received both an M.B.A. and a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a daughter of Lena Wong and Moon Tong Wong of Fresh Meadows, Queens. The bride’s father owns Air Win, an HVAC installation and repair company in Fresh Meadows. Her mother was a stay-at-home parent.
Captain Nickelson, 30, has served in the Army since 2011, and is stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He deployed twice to Afghanistan, as an Apache helicopter pilot, and has been awarded a Bronze Star Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Medal and other decorations. In August, he is to begin studying for an M.B.A. at Harvard. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
He is the son of Adrienne Nickelson of Hacienda Heights, Calif., and John W. Nickelson of Temecula, Calif. His mother is a saleswoman at LA Custom Blinds, a window treatments manufacturer in Los Angeles. His father is a salesman in the Murrieta, Calif., store of Lowe’s, the building supply company.
The couple met in 2010 at a bar in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, when both were at Peking University in separate study-abroad programs. They began dating later that year, after both had returned to the United States.
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