How We Met
It’s funny, we actually don’t know the exact day that we met. We have so many mutual friends that we always crossed paths. Since we’re both Greek (Kappa Alpha Psi and Delta Sigma Theta) we attended several parties and functions together. We caught each other’s eye a few times but nothing more than a quick “hi” was said until many years later.
Back in 2013, I was working as an account executive for a software company in Atlanta. We were in need of a contractor to assist us in creating mobile sites. I asked my friends if they knew anyone that I could refer. My sand (Hey Heather!) mentioned VP, so I reached out to him via LinkedIn. After a quick LinkedIn message thread, I forwarded his info to my boss. To thank me for my efforts, he asked that we meet up formally to talk about our career goals. We met at Strip in Atlantic Station. We started talking and just hit it off as friends. Even though we later found out that he was overqualified for the position, we kept in contact and started hanging out whenever we were in the same city.
Fast forward to June 6, 2014. After a year of dating and hanging out, we made it official in Tuscaloosa, Al at the movie theater during the X-Men Days of Future Past premiere and the rest is history.
VP and I had been talking about getting married for quite some time, so I was pretty anxious about getting engaged. He tricked me! He got me good! My anxiety and curiosity led me to believe that we would get engaged on our 2 year anniversary, so when it didn’t happen, I was pretty bummed. He knew that I was waiting on the proposal that night, but he had something even better in mind.
He has spoken for sometime about needing to update his portfolio website, so he scheduled time with his friend who is a photographer to take pictures of him for a fresher look on his site. He told me that I could come along and we could take pics as an anniversary gift to ourselves. We met our photographer, Eric Palmer, at Centennial Olympic park on June 10th. Two other friends accompanied us to get “behind the scenes” pictures(little did I know that they were recording the whole thing so that he could post it later!) After a few minutes of walking and posing, I got quite tired. It wasn’t easy to walk in the grass with heels on and I was starting to get hungry. VP was determined to get one final shot. Eric took a few pictures of me as test shots to find the right light. VP then came next to me and instead of posing like I thought he would, he drops down on one knee and pulls out the ring. Even though I anticipated a proposal happening, my heart was still so overjoyed. Overwhelmed with emotion, all I could do was cry! I didn’t even say yes! I just nodded my head over and over!