Sophia Wang and Marcus Fleming Marry in Maplecrest, N.Y.

In March 2020, the couple went to visit Ms. Wang’s mother, the actor Sonja Sohn, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They ended up staying for two months. It was a new experience for them, and the two came out of it knowing that they wanted to be together, even through uncertain times.

While they wanted to take the next step in their relationship, they weren’t sure that marriage was for them. So they agreed that a ring, initially without the promise of marriage, would be the next best thing. In the summer of 2021, the couple started designing a custom ring using diamonds inherited from their grandmothers. They worked with Lori McLean, a jewelry designer, to make “a new heirloom,” Ms. Wang said. During the process, they realized it felt right to celebrate their love with a wedding.

Mr. Fleming proposed to Ms. Wang on June 19, 2022 — in the apartment where they first fell in love over Indian food and shared truths.

Ms. Wang is an independent screenwriter and actor. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from the California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting from Brooklyn College.

Mr. Fleming is a psychotherapist in private practice and also works at the Brooklyn Center for Families in Crisis. He graduated from Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minn., with a bachelor’s in English and from N.Y.U. with a master’s in social work.

The couple were married on July 8 at Hayfield, an events space in Maplecrest, N.Y., by their friend Rigoberto Lara Guzmán, who was ordained by the Universal Life Church for the event. Their 90 guests included Ms. Wang’s mother and father; Mr. Fleming’s parents, Charles Brittain Fleming, a retired technical sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, and Barbara Warren, a retired nurse; and cast members from “The Wire,” the television show in which Ms. Wang had appeared and her mother starred.

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