Assiatou and Marco Van Bastelaar
Marco Van Bastelaar (MVB): Well, I thought I was going to get my seat to myself, that whole row, and then all of a sudden you appeared. I thought you were pretty cute. And you said, "Excuse me, I think that's my seat, sir." And it was.
Assiatou Van Bastelaar (AVB): So halfway through the flight you sneezed, so I said, "Bless you." And I didn't hear you say anything else, so I was, like, "All right, maybe he doesn't want to be bothered."
MVB: I did say, "Thank you;" you didn't hear it.
AVB: As we got ready to land he started to talk. And once we landed he gave me his card. And I never do this, but for some reason I had the inclination to email you and said, "Hey, I'm headed back to Atlanta."
MVB: I sent you an email back. I said, "That's great." And we set up a date. You looked great when you showed up.
AVB: Oh, thank you.
MVB: You're welcome.
AVB: The next thing you know the restaurant was closed and we were still sitting there, and we got kicked out.
MVB: Yes, we did. Imagine that -- we got kicked out of a restaurant, first date.
AVB: Exactly. I liked the fact that you were honest. Whatever I asked you, you just said it like it was and you didn't really sugarcoat anything. And it was just refreshing.
MVB: At first I thought we were going to be just friends. And then it just went quickly from there.
AVB: We met in December 2013. So from January 2014 on we were basically inseparable. So once we got engaged we were looking for different places to get married. And so I was, like, "You know what? We met on a flight to Cancun; let's get married in Cancun."
MVB: And we had the same seat numbers.
AVB: Once I saw that we got the same seats that we've met in back a year ago, that was like God's sign that everything's going to be all right, you know, divine love and...
MVB: Icing on the cake.
AVB: Well, the foundation to the cake [LAUGHTER].
AVB: It was the wedding of our dreams.
AVB: Delta is cupid for me [LAUGHTER].