When they returned, they moved in together in San Jose. But when it came to wedding planning, it wasn’t a high priority, and the years went by.
In 2018, he proposed again, at a dinner celebrating the 57th wedding anniversary of Ms. Umeda’s parents.
They chose Oct. 10, 2020 as their wedding day. But then the pandemic started. When Mr. Desai went online to reserve an appointment for that date with the city and county of San Francisco, he couldn’t. Later, he secured a date in December.
Given that they both work for start-ups and her daughter’s school went fully remote, they moved into their place at a ski resort in Squaw Valley, Calif., when the pandemic started. (Mr. Desai is the director of platform and technical evangelism at StreamSets, a data integration and management platform, and Ms. Umeda is the vice president of marketing at Okera, a data access platform.)
They began the morning of Dec. 14 by hitting the slopes. Given that the groom is a photographer himself, they hired a photographer who specializes both in weddings and adventure, so he took photos of them skiing some of their favorite runs. Then they got ready, with Ms. Umeda styling her own hair as well as her daughter’s and her soon-to-be groom’s.
In the afternoon, they were virtually married by Fallon Lim, a senior legal processing clerk at the city and county of San Francisco, in a room of the now-closed Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek.
“Now we have something good and amazing to remember about 2020,” Mr. Desai said.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/15/style/wedding-long-engagement.html