A fairy tale came to life on the wedding day of Aurora Diaz and Philip Bailey, whose names not-so-coincidentally share those of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and her Prince Charming.
She is from Leon, Mexico, and he hails from Wolverhampton, England. Aurora’s childhood friend from Mexico and Phil’s friend from the United Kingdom were neighbors in the Big Apple. Proximity brought these two immigrants together for a chance friendship. They shared close birthdays, so they decided to throw a joint birthday bash, inviting Phil and Aurora. There, the two met—and fell in love. The problem: Phil lived in England and Aurora in New...