Our Story


     We consider ourselves to be the luckiest people on the planet. It's hard to imagine our lives not being intertwined, but our story starts on opposite ends of the globe and it seems like fate that brought us together.  Hui was born and raised in Hangzhou China, over 7,200 miles from Champaign Illinois where we currently call home. RJ isn't an Illinois native either.  He was born in California, and moved to Illinois just after his first grade in elementary school.  We come from two very different cultures but have been fortunate to learn and grow from one another.  On both sides of the aisle, we have experienced warm and open invitations into each other's families and look forward to our future together.

It was ultimately the University of Illinois that was our match maker.  We met while attending flight school here in Champaign at the Institute of Aviation.  Shortly after meeting we discovered a common bond over education and aviation. Our first "dates" were spent together studying for pilot proficiency exams late into the night.

Now we want to share part of our journey with you.  We sincerely thank you for being a part of our lives, and hope you will consider attending one, or both of our wedding ceremonies coming up in 2018!  If you are interested in coming to China with us, please RSVP soon so we can begin planning.  If China doesn't appeal to you, we hope you can attend the wedding in Champaign!

All the best,

Hui and RJ