"It was amazing. It was what I'd always imagined," says Joshua Vandiver, reflecting on the day he married his boyfriend Henry Velandia.
The couple, who met in Princeton, had been together for four years before they tied the knot in Connecticut this summer. But, unlike most newly-weds, the post-honeymoon glow is tinged with a feeling of fear about their future.
"I'm very scared that Henry could be torn away from me," says Mr Vandiver. "It's a very frightening thing."
The couple are waiting for the verdict of an immigration judge, who has the power to send Mr Velandia back to his home country, Venezuela.
Mr Velandia's US visa has expired, but he is unable to qualify for a spouse visa, because the couple are in a same-sex marriage.