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Grace Meng celebrates wedding at Flushing reception

Meng, 29, whose father is the first Asian American to be elected to the state Assembly, serves as coordinator of her father's 22nd Assembly District office in Flushing. She graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a law degree from Yeshiva University.Dr. Kye, 30, is a visiting assistant professor of periodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry. He received his dental degree and his undergraduate degree from NYU. He also holds a certificate in periodontics and a master's in oral biology from the University of Maryland.The couple held their wedding ceremony exactly one week ago at the Congregational Church of Manhasset. The high school sweethearts expressed their happiness and their excitement toward a new life together. The bride is Chinese and the groom in Korean.The reception was packed with politicians and friends of the family. Many were friends of Jimmy Meng and offered their congratulations and advice for newlyweds. "This is a very wonderful celebration. We have so many people from the Chinese American community," Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) said. "They make a terrific couple. Let's celebrate this beautiful evening together." Fernando Ferrer, Democratic mayoral candidate and former Bronx borough president, was also there to offer marriage advice. "You begin to understand after the 20th year how right your wife is all the time," Ferrer said.The cultural differences did not seem to bother the new couple. The host of the reception spoke both Chinese and English, but throughout it was clear the Chinese influence was there. Dozens of Chinese dishes were served and a live singer sang in honor of the couple in Chinese and English. At the entrance of the banquet hall there were two pictures of the couple: one was of the pair dressed in traditional Chinese clothing and the other in traditional Korean clothing.

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