Ting Ting Guo and Michael Anthony Villaseñor were married March 2 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a member of the New York City clerk’s office officiated. On March 7, members of the bride’s family led a Chinese tea ceremony, followed by another ceremony where the couple exchanged vows at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in San Diego.
The couple took the surname Guo-Villaseñor.
Mrs. Guo-Villaseñor, 31, is an independent start-up adviser based in Manhattan. Until last year, she was the chief operating officer at Penguin Pay, a financial technology company focused on prescription affordability in Manhattan. She plays the bass guitar for Apricity, an indie rock band that performs in the New York area. She graduated from Columbia, from which she also received an M.B.A.
She is a daughter of Jean Ma Guo and James Guo of San Diego.
Mr. Guo-Villaseñor, 34, is the vice president of design and user experience at Hearst Newspapers in Manhattan, where he helps develop new digital products and marketing campaigns for its various newspaper properties. Until 2017, he was the creative director of advertising innovation at The New York Times. He graduated from the University of San Francisco.
He is a son of Lupe Villaseñor and Michael H. Villaseñor of Whittier, Calif.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
The couple matched on the Hinge dating app in 2018, and he immediately liked her purple hair, and she his natural silver curls, and they had the same taste in music, particularly the Strokes rock band.