Clare (from South Africa) + Ben (from Missouri) met in Shanghai while they were both teaching English. After falling in love in China, they had to part ways – at one point, only seeing each other twice in eighteen months! Fortunately, after a lot of hard work, Clare was able to join Ben in the United States – and they got married! They had an absolutely beautiful ceremony at Melrose Mansion with close friends and family, and were able to show everyone the city of New Orleans (where Ben proposed earlier this year!). It is always such an honor when people hire me, but especially sight unseen like so many elopement couples – thank you for trusting me through the internet, I am overjoyed to be a witness to this culmination of all your dedication – you absolutely belong together.