It's true: First impressions matter! When Naomi first saw Larry at a mutual friend’s wedding she wasn't impressed. "Someone had too much to drink—and it wasn't me," says Naomi. "I distinctly remember a really loud, outgoing guy at the wedding. My friends and I cleverly coined him 'the drunk guy from the wedding.'" The Bride
Naomi Takahashi, 31, event plannerThe Groom
Larry Lien, 37, validation engineerThe Date
Although they weren't introduced that night, Larry left an impression. On a group trip to Asia, Naomi realized that "the drunk guy" was a really nice guy. By the end of the trip, the two were friends, and they started hanging out more often, after that. On a group trip to New York for New Year's Eve, the romance blossomed—the two just happened to be next to each other when the clock struck midnight.
-- Tia Albright