How They Met: Donte and I met our freshman year at Bloomsburg University. We were both eduaction majors and we clicked instantly as friends. As the semester went by, it was harder to resist his charm and humor. One night I went to a poetry slam and heard him perform and I fell the rest of the way in love. The rest is history.
The Proposal: Donte told me that his friend, Justin, was doing a project for his senior year photography class titled "Love in Philadelphia". I thought it was the sweetest thing and I agreed to participate. Looking back I realized that the semester didn't even start yet and his friend Justin was in school to become a youth minister, so photography would not be in his class schedule. (A hint to how gullible I am!) The day of this fake photo shoot, September 1st, we met Justin at city hall. Throughout the day, Justin asked us questions about our relationship to make us more comfortable in front of the camera. We went through our relationship ups and downs from start to finish. We took pictures at different philadelphia tourist favorites such as Reading Terminal Market,The Municipal building (where the game pieces are),and finally ended at Love Park. That day Jay Z was having a concert on the Parkway, so Love Park was completely blocked off. Justin let an officer know that Donte was trying to propose and the officer let us in. I was completely clueless to why we were allowed into the park when others weren't allowed in, but I brushed that thought away and just went with it. When we were in front of the Love park statue, Justin asked Donte, "If there was anything you could say to Ckrisen, what would it be?" That was the magical moment where Donte got down on one knee and pulled out the ring. My mind went blank and my heart stopped. I couldn't believe this was actually happening. Of course I said "yes!" It was the best decision of my life and I can't wait to finally marry my best friend.