So it was that I met up with Simon and Jiyeon, and Simon's family and a few close friends to marry them on the Water Garden Lawn in the Botanic Gardens here in Christchurch. Unfortunately, Jiyeon's Mother and other family member were unable to join us.
A true love story with Simon a Teacher being instantly drawn to Jiyeon in Seoul.
I learnt they discovered they had many mutual passions and interests in common. They have overcome some challenges in the early stages of their relationship and that has made them realise they want to commit to each other in marriage.
Simon has a very supportive family and his sister Deborah was the witness and her husband, Rob, the photographer and witness. Six years earlier, I had been Deobrah and Rob's Celebrant - that is the end of the Williams family to marry their Mum told me today.
Reassuring they are all happily married now.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Williams.