Uptown Charlotte Engagement
Uptown Charlotte Engagement.
We braved Hurricane Florence's winds and rains in Charlotte to go through with this engagement session since Mimi and Brandon both serve our communities and countries for work and wouldn't be able to reschedule. So we decided to go through with our scheduled session but had no real location set. We managed to get permission to shoot inside The Omni Hotel, where they have their honeymoon suite booked. They arrived in elegant attire, a dark blue sequined dress, he in a suit with suspenders and a blue velvet bowtie.
How they met:
Her words: My aunt called me one day while I was out working in the yard. She asked me not to get mad and told me that she had given my number to someone whom she has known for a long time. She warned that he was a very nice, respectable guy and I was a sweet girl and we may be a good fit. She said that she would stay out of it and if it works then great..if not that's fine too, but she really felt that I should talk to him/meet him and give it a chance. I was single and in prayer with God about truly finding the mate that he had for me. Brandon was recently divorced, single, cautiously open to a new relationship but not looking.
How he proposed:
He actually proposed twice! The first time with no ring.. the second time with a ring. Lol... The first time was one evening when we were going to have dinner... I was super hungry but there was a crazy long wait when he called to make reservations. He could see that I was frustrated so to get my mind off of the wait ( he is good at that) he asked me to show him "that little chapel downtown" that I talked about getting married at. We went down there and walked around the grounds. It was somewhat romantic because we could the downtown city lights from the church grounds. He then got down on one knee and proposed. I didn't really know if he was serious or joking because he didn't have a ring. Either way.. I said yes! Then we went to dinner. About a month 1/2 later we were at church one Sunday and after service he asked me to go up to the alter with him. I thought he wanted to prayed together or something so I followed with no thoughts of what we were doing. When we got up front church was still clearing out and he turned towards me and began to say all this heartfelt stuff... I was thinking to myself "babe we can have this convo at the back of the church instead of at the alter".... He then began to go down on one knee and pull out a ring box. Myself and the other churchgoers finally realized that he was proposing...they started to get quiet and whisper and I began to cry.. and everyone clapped and hugged and congratulated us. The preacher then congratulated us and prayed over us. It was awesome. He is amazing and I feel soooo blessed! He is my answered prayer. :)