All Systems Go After a Relationship Check-In

In January 2021, they moved into a condo in Central Harlem, and a few months later, Ms. Tran stepped down from her post at The Tribune. Later that June, she started a new role in New York as the vice president for content strategy and growth at Condé Nast.

The couple began taking trips around the globe together, visiting Aruba, Mexico and Europe. In November 2022, they traveled across Vietnam, making stops at Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc and Hue, where Ms. Tran’s father is buried. They also visited Mr. Rosenthal’s hometown.

On June 1, 2022, Mr. Rosenthal surprised her by bringing up a new topic for their monthly check-in: the future. That day they made the joint decision to become engaged.

On Sept. 1, Guohuan Zhang, an acting city clerk, married the couple at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. David J. Rosenthal, the groom’s twin brother, served as a witness.

The next day, the couple left for Italy. On Sept. 9, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Ms. Tran’s friend and former colleague at The Tribune, led them in their vows before 22 guests at Castello di Celsa, a medieval castle in Sovicille, outside Siena. On Saturday, they plan to celebrate with about 190 guests at Bogart House, an event space in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with Vietnamese dishes and pizza from Macoletta — a nod to their first date.

“New York really brought us together,” Ms. Tran said.

“And now,” Mr. Rosenthal added, “we can also explore the world together.”