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Forgoing Skype for a Walk in the Rain


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Sarah Mikyung Cho and Army Capt. David Wooyoung Yi were married March 18 at the Highlands Ranch Mansion in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The Rev. Kevin Perthuis, a minister of the First Church of God, officiated.

The bride, 32, is taking her husband’s name. She was until April 2016, an optometrist at Great Lakes Eye Care in St. Joseph, Mich. She graduated from the University of Michigan and received a doctor of optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry.

She is the daughter of Hyun-sim Cho and the Rev. Young-ho Cho of East Lansing, Mich. The bride’s father is the head of the New Hope Baptist Church there.

The groom, 33, is an infantry officer stationed at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, where he is an R.O.T.C. instructor, and is studying for a master’s degree in government studies. He has had three combat deployments: in Iraq, from 2008 to 2009, and twice in Afghanistan, from 2011 to 2012, and in 2014. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

He is the son of Jennifer O. Yi and Elder John J. Yi of Monument, Colo. The groom’s parents own Royal Cleaners there.

The couple were introduced in February 2016, through their grandmothers, who were best friends in Monument. At the time, Ms. Cho was living in St. Joseph, and Captain Yi in Baltimore.

“More than a year before we met, my grandmother had seen David shoveling snow without a coat and told him to put one on because he might catch a cold,” Ms. Cho said. “She learned more about David from his grandmother and then passed along information to my mother.”

Ms. Cho and Captain Yi were given each other’s contact information and began exchanging email. When he asked her to communicate with him via Skype, she refused.

“My policy was never to video chat with someone I…

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