‘Audacious’ bride Noi shares a Laotian tradition with her husband in latest ‘Married at First Sight’

‘Audacious’ bride Noi shares a Laotian tradition with her husband in latest ‘Married at First Sight’‘Audacious’ bride Noi shares a Laotian tradition with her husband in latest ‘Married at First Sight’
Michelle De Pacina
January 21, 2022
In the latest episode of Lifetime’s reality show “Married at First Sight,” Noi, who was born in Laos, married Boston-based Steve at their first meeting at the altar, where Noi shared in a Laotian wedding tradition with her groom. 
Noi, a 33-year-old talent acquisition coordinator, and Steve, a 38-year-old former sales engineer, who are both “audacious enough” to marry a stranger, will spend eight weeks getting to know each other while navigating the early stages of their marriage. Following the social experiment of the first few episodes leading up to their unconventional blind wedding, the show will now follow the newlyweds as they decide whether they want to stay married or get a divorce. 
The couple met at the altar on “Episode 3: BeanTown Wedding Throw Down” of the reality show’s Season 14 after being paired up by “relationship experts.” The couple exchanged their vows, which moved Noi to tears. When it came to exchanging rings, Steve relieved the tension as he offered up a Ring Pop. 
“Steve, I know, without knowing you, that you and I are one and the same,” Noi said. “We are two brave souls who have chosen to trust the unknown, all the while knowing that it could fulfill all of our wildest dreams. I can hardly wait to see how our life will unfold together, and there is so much I still have to learn about you, but what I know for sure is that it has given me hope that the best is yet to come. I’m so happy to finally meet you after all this time. And if there’s life after this, I promise to meet you there, too.”
“Noi, it’s so nice to finally meet you,” Steve said. “I’ve been waiting a lifetime for it. The only thing I know about you is that you’re audacious enough to marry a stranger. So that’s at least one thing we have in common. I’m going into this with an open heart, an open mind and with the highest of hopes. I can’t wait to see what unfolds and what we’re capable of creating together as we begin what I hope will be an adventure that lasts a lifetime.”
After the wedding, Noi went through a wardrobe change into a traditional Laotian dress. She also offered Steve a garment as a way to welcome him to her culture.
“My family is from the country of Laos,” Noi explained. “It’s customary that we wear matching colors. We wear this for celebration, and since this is a big one, I was wondering if it’s OK if I put this on you?” 
Steve delightfully accepted as Noi welcomed him into her family. 
Updates on the couple will unfold in the upcoming episodes of “Married at First Sight,” airing on Lifetime every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. 
Featured Images via Lifetime
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