They exchanged phone numbers that day, went on a date a month later, and three years later, he put a ring on her finger.
Here’s their love story!
Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography
How We Met
by the groom, GokeI met Jennifer back in July 2013 at a community wellness fair. She had a booth set up to perform dental screenings. I was also volunteering that day however I wasn’t needed due to a huge turnout of volunteers. From the very moment, I got there, my eyes had automatically gravitated towards Jennifer’s booth.
I had never seen surgical scrubs and a face mask look so good on anyone until seeing Jennifer. I was determined to meet the pretty face behind the face mask, so I made up a plan to visit every booth until I eventually end up at hers. Upon reaching her booth, we shared our first moment as I sat down and received my oral examination. I’m so thankful that I didn’t have any visible cavities. Once over, we had a chance to get to know each other a little further. I remember being so nervous that I responded to a simple question by giving her my entire life story, all in under 5 minutes. After calming down, our conversation became seemingly normal which gave me an opportunity to get her phone number. I was hoping to see her again soon, but we never actually went on a date until about a month after. However, I have always looked back to the moment I sat in Jennifer’s booth as our first mini-date and the moment I started falling in love with my future wife.
I proposed to my fiancé Jennifer in her dental practice after a long work day. My plan was to hide in the waiting room and pretend to be a patient needing urgent care. As she opened the door to see her last patient that day, she saw me all dressed up with an engagement ring in one hand and a huge bouquet of roses in another. Before I could say a word, she ran out in surprise. After catching up to Jennifer, I told her that I loved her and wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. Then I got down on one knee and asked her to be my wife. I couldn’t have done it without the help of her staff and close friends. It was one of the happiest moments of my life.
Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography | @meccagamble
Planning & Styling: Shayla Hawkins Events | @shaylahawkinsevents
Hair & Makeup: Chris | @mrsstrands
Furniture: Marbella | @marbella_rental
Florals: Orchard Lane Flowers | @flowersonorchardln