Indian American U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy flew from Boston to California to marry fellow doctor Alice Chen in her home state Aug. 22.
“As I prepare for my wedding & write my vows, I remember Maya Angelou’s timeless advice: #Love recognizes no barriers,” Murthy tweeted Aug. 20 with a photo of his new wife.
Chen responded to the tweet with, “Love is all you need. #grateful #happy.”
The couple can be seen in three different outfits — one each for a Chinese, Indian and American wedding — in the photos Sachin H. Jain posted to Twitter with the message.
“A beautiful multicultural wedding ceremony for America’s @Surgeon_General. @RahulRajkumar11 @bhangrajay,” Jain tweeted the evening of the wedding.
Rahul Rajkumar tweeted, “.@Surgeon_General gets married. Closes I will ever get to a celebrity wedding,” with a photo of a sign congratulating the pair.
In addition to holding the position of surgeon general, Murthy, 37, is also a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a teacher at Harvard Medical School.
Chen is a practicing internal medicine hospitalist and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, along with serving as executive director for Doctors for America, an organization working towards equal access to high-quality health care, according to the Doctors for America Web site.