American Bride Kristen and her loving Igbo groom Chimezie began their happily ever after began when they met in a coffee shop in Norcross, Georgia USA at a time when they were both looking for love the most, they clicked and stuck together like a King would to his Queen.
After some hectic shopping on a rainy day, I wearily sat down to have some coffee and relax all by myself. Out of the blue, Chimezie popped up and said, “Hello, can I sit with you?” I was screaming “NO!” inside of me but I gave him the go-ahead. I’m glad I did because it happened to be the best decision ever. A few hours later when we finally stood up to leave, I realized I didn’t want him out of my sight for too long. We have been inseparable since then.
from the Groom, Chimezie
I was a little bored so I went to the mall to catch a movie – yes, I go to the movies alone sometimes. The movie I wanted to see was sold out, so I aimlessly wandered into a coffee shop to get some coffee, a beverage I do not even like. Destiny, I guess. While looking for a seat, this pretty lady winked at me and I winked back – just kidding.
Fast-forward to the Christmas holidays which we spent together. Everything was going on as usual until Chi suddenly started making plans for a special dinner date at Top of the Rocks at Rockefeller Plaza, a popular tourist attraction with a beautiful view. I found this odd because he is a very spontaneous person and had often surprised me with spur-of-the-moment dates and gifts. So, when he told me, “We are going to Rockefeller Plaza tonight“, I rang up my cousin Akeia and told her I knew Chi was planning to propose to me. I could barely contain my excitement. As we arrived the venue of our date, I was quite unsure at what exact time he would make the move but I waited patiently till he got down on his knees right before dinner. In a heartbeat, I accepted to marry him because I knew from the day I met him that I could not leave his side. Till today, I am unable to remember what we had for dinner.from the Groom, Chimezie
Proposing to her happened in the blink of an eye. I rang up my uncle to tell him my plans and he gave me his blessings; then, I told my two friends Chidi and James about my decisions and they also had positive contributions because the name Kristen was already a household name for them. Shopping for a ring was quite difficult because Kristen is a very simple lady and would not have liked something too luxurious, yet I wanted to get a befitting piece of jewelry.