Both were on a Christian mission in South Africa when they met.
Believers Portal explains how fast their love blossomed:
Within a few months, Wesson had asked Bouma’s father via Face Time for permission to date her and the two were quickly in love and ready for marriage. It wasn’t long before they announced their engagement and made plans for a small, civil ceremony to seal their love. While it all happened quickly, both parents believed their relationship was the “real thing” and thus gave the marriage their blessing.
They didn’t let the distance stop their romance and decided to get married and seal the deal. They were married on August 4th in a courthouse in Kansas and planned to have a big celebration later with friends and family.
Just one day later, the couple was in a horrible car accident. Wesson was pronounced dead on the scene while Bouma was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Her mother announced her death not long afterwards in a Facebook post:Read more at TheFederalistpapers