Monday, 24 November 2014
It was love at first sight when Aida 26, saw Yan Yang 58, an artist from China visiting her home town of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Aida was so sure that Yan, significantly older was the love of her life, that within one month they were married and moved to China. Did she have any idea that her wedding would rival that of a Chinese empress? Probably not. But that is what she got. It was a true celebration. It seems that no expense was spared as the it looks like an entire town showed up in support of this very in love couple. Yan, the groom is all smiles and Aida is just lovely, a princess with all the glitz and glamour one would find at a royal wedding. Well settled since having married two years ago and a baby, Aida is doing very well.
The Yangs own a large art studio where Yan influenced Aida to pick up a brush and learn traditional Chinese art. She became quite skilled it and now the couple works on joint projects. Yan also encouraged Aida to learn how to play the Guqin, a tradition stringed instrument played in ancient China. There are only about 2000 Guqin players in the world and Aida is obviously one of them. Aida has immersed herself into Chinese culture mastering the language and living well in her adopted home of Beijing. She is one shining example of out of the box thinking and taking a chance on love. What a life she is living!
Culled from Youtube
Tribune reported it