NYT: Mr. Dai (left), 49, is the pianist for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and a staff pianist at the Mannes College of Music in New York, from which he received a diploma in piano performance. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received two master’s degrees, in architecture from the University of Houston and in advanced architectural design from Columbia.

Mr. Ashe, 47, is the associate chairman of the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and received a master of applied science in photography degree from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

The couple met online in October 2011.

Wedded on Oct. 2 at St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University in New York.