Mr. Ghory decided to move to Cambridge, Mass., to be closer to his father, who had prostate cancer, and secured a job there as the director for North America merchandising for Converse. In November 2017, he saw Ms. Liu before moving and gave her a notecard that read, “Will you be my girlfriend?”
Now that they were on the same coast — Ms. Liu in New York, and Mr. Ghory in Cambridge — they took the bus to visit each other every weekend. When the Covid-19 pandemic began, Ms. Liu moved into Mr. Ghory’s apartment for two weeks, which turned into two years.
“She’s the first person in my entire life who I can just spend every hour of every day with and not get annoyed or need separation,” said Mr. Ghory.
On March 12, 2022, Mr. Ghory enlisted Ms. Liu’s brother, Kevin, to photograph the proposal at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, underneath an arch leading to the courtyard. Afterward, they celebrated in a suite at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel.
The couple married Aug. 12 at Peirce Farm at Witch Hill in Topsfield, Mass., by Mr. Ghory’s brother Joseph, who was ordained by the Universal Life Church. Their 133 guests included Ms. Liu’s parents, who moved back to Hunan in 2004 and have lived there since. The couple celebrated with both Jewish and Chinese traditions. They plan to host a traditional tea ceremony in China in a few months.
Ms. Liu, who holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from New York University, works as the director for global social content at Supergoop, a sunscreen company. Mr. Ghory, who has a master’s in business administration from Columbia and a bachelor’s in English from Tufts University, recently left the sneaker world to become the vice president for apparel and lifestyle at Yuga Labs, a web3 company.