This is a photo of me and my husband Dan on our wedding day! I was 23 and he was 24 when we got married, although we’ve both had our birthdays since then! We met at university and waited four and a half years to get married. Now we live in London with our little ginger cat and our creepycute axolotl, and we’re happy to answer any questions about DIY or indie weddings, since we planned ours all by ourselves!This is super cute! Thanks for the submission!
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1. What are your names/how long have you been married?
Yuepheng and YaYoua. We’ve been married for 6 months (you can say) but we just did our official wedding last month. (It’s a culture thing)
2. Where are you from?
3. What are your ages?
18 & 19
4. Where did you first meet? How did you become a couple?
We met up with each other at the movie theater in MN (where YaYoua lived.)
Yuepheng came up to MN for thanksgiving weekend. He kept asking me to be his girlfriend (asked me even before he came to MN) but I rejected him because I was not ready for another relationship (I recently got out of a serious relationship). On Black Friday we went to the mall and in the car, I decided to give him a chance and say yes. It’s funny because he thought I was joking since every time he asked me I would say no.
5. What do you like the most about each other?
Yuepheng: “It’s hard to say because everything about you makes me love you for who you are.”
YaYoua: “Ew… I don’t want to say but it’s so much I can’t explain. lol “
6. When did you decide marriage was the next step?
We were planning on getting married after I finish high school but it turned out to be sooner than we thought. We didn’t expect to get married early. We broke up for a month. When he came to visit in MN, we talked and we just didn’t want to deal with the distance anymore. You can say, I begged him to marry me. I told him if we were to get married, I would be able to be there for him. The distance was hard for us. I knew he needed me as much as I needed him.
7. Who proposed? How did it happen?
No one actually purposed. We were in my room and just talked about it. Next night, I went to his cousin house and we got married there (no wedding). It’ hard to say but it’s a culture thing. In our culture, when a couple gets married, the guy takes the girl to his house, but since Yuepheng and I was long distance, he took me to his cousin house instead of all the way to AR.
8. What did your parents/friends say or think about you getting married young?
Yuepheng’s parents were fine with it. They said if he wants to then he can. It is his choice.
My parents were SHOCKED. My mom called and said “Is this what you really want? You know there’s no turning back.” My dad didn’t say anything. My mom told my husband “If you hurt her I’ll kick your butt.” His friends were shocked but it took him a while to tell them he was married. I actually felt sad and hurt in the beginning. I felt like he was embarrassed by me that’s why he never told anyone he was married. But he just needed time to get it through his head that he was married. My friends didn’t talk to me. They act like I didn’t exist. Although I had a feeling they weren’t surprised. Some were shocked but most of them didn’t care. That was when I said to myself, “it’s true… when you’re married or pregnant, you start to lose the people you thought were your friends.”
9. How was the wedding?
Our official wedding date was April 20th, 2013. The wedding was emotional. I cried a lot, especially since I didn’t get to see my family for six months. My husband got wasted and my family spent the night taking care of him.
10. Did you have a honeymoon/where?
No honeymoon unless you count the trip back to Arkansas the next day a honeymoon.
11. What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as a couple?
Arguments. We argued for two months straight in the beginning of our marriage. During those arguments we learned to get use to each other. We learned to control our temper.
12. Do you ever regret being married so young?
In the beginning we felt, “what the heck did we put ourselves into?” As time went on we learned the reason why we got married and were happy with our choice of getting married young.
13. What do people say when you tell them you’re married?
“OMG YOU’RE MARRIED? WTH!”
“YOU’RE SO YOUNG!”
14. How has the economy affected your marriage?
GAS. Gas has been so high. We started working at Sonic, getting paid minimum wage. Yuepheng’s college is an hour drive and I go to school 20min away. It’s been so hard having
to buy food and pay for everything. But now we are working two jobs, so hopefully things will get better. We’ll make it through though. Geesh, if only gas was a dollar per gallon.
15. Do you have any kids? Plan on having kids?
No kids. We plan on having kids but not until we are done with college. If we DO have kids unexpectedly, then hopefully not until I finish my second year of college.
16. Lastly, what advice would you give to young couples thinking about marriage?
Wait as long as you can before you get marry. I don’t regret getting married early but most of the people I know that married young always say to me, “Wait as long as you can before you get marry!” Now I know what they mean. It’s a lot of growing up to do. Marriage is not just about being able to see each other 24/7 and cuddling. It’s harder than you think.
Thank you to the YVang’s for this interview. For more on this couple follow YaYoua’s personal blog http://secretsout18.tumblr.com/
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