A Childhood Friendship Blossomed Into a Beautiful Romance
June 15, 2017
Southeast
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This adorable Bride and Groom's story began in China when they were classmates in elementary school. Fast forward a few years – they were both attending colleges in the United States when their friendship blossomed into a romance. At their nuptials on the always pretty Ringling Estate, family and friends (even some from elementary school!) witnessed this couple's sweet union. The day was beautifully captured by Jillian Joseph Photography, and there's more for you here.
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From Jillian Joseph Photography... Lillian and Michael's story begins in China, when they were classmates in elementary school with mutual friends. They kept in touch as they grew up and always remained friends. Michael came to the United States to attend college in Michigan, and when he found out that Lillian was choosing between a few colleges in the States, he convinced her that the closest school to him, Loyola, would be the best choice. As adults pursuing their advanced educations and careers, their longtime friendship blossomed into love.

They decided to host their wedding at the historic Ringling Estate in Sarasota, Florida, where they were joined by family and friends from around the globe – even friends they were classmates with in elementary school!