Love Letter: A Magical Marriage ceremony for Sade’s Son

The connection between Emily Shakeshaft and Izaak Theo Adu-Watts was made long before their face-to-face meeting. Ms. Shakeshaft, who sees Sade’s music as an integral part of her childhood soundtrack, couldn’t have imagined that a message on Instagram would propel her into the life of the recording artist’s son, Mr. Adu-Watts.

What started as a real interest in Mr. Adu-Watts’ journey as a transgender man soon grew into a friendship that resulted in six months of daily messaging before they finally met in person. The couple married in an intimate ceremony on April 16 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Dating is complicated in the best of circumstances. And for someone with a disability, deciding how and when to reveal their condition can be a sensitive issue.

The most nerve-wracking thing on a first date for Alexandra Capellini, the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, for the longest time was deciding when to tell a potential applicant about her prosthetic leg. Before she could even think about what to wear or which restaurant to try, she’d wonder how her date would perceive her disability. Eventually Ms. Capellini decided that it was no longer her concern to make others comfortable.

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