According to the Reverend Kim Jackson, Episcopal priest, Liz and George's Historic Academy of Medicine wedding was the most diverse she had ever seen. Liz, from China, and George, from England, met while working on PhD.s in engineering at Georgia Tech. George’s mother, originally from Japan, and his father from England, along with Liz's family from China joined friends from both countries, from Eastern Europe and from the United States to celebrate Liz and George’s nuptials.
The first official service of the day was the Tea Ceremony, which is the Chinese counterpart of the exchanging of vows. Liz dressed in red, traditional for a Chinese Wedding. Red is considered both powerful and auspicious. During the tea ceremony, Liz and George offered tea to one other and to both sets of parents. The presentation of tea to their parents while they kneeled symbolized their respect and appreciation.