David, a federal regulation enforcement particular agent and United States Marine Corps veteran from Pennsylvania, and Ebony, a DC public college trainer from Maryland, met through Ebony’s best friend of 32 years.
“She and I had been having fun with a Saturday afternoon retail remedy session—I had misplaced my mother six months prior and hadn’t been buying in Annapolis in months, when she steered that we go to dinner and hang around with some associates,” remembers Ebony. “To my shock we arrived on the restaurant for me to satisfy a mild, type and interesting man.” Coincidentally, the pair had adopted shut paths by way of life, having attended the identical highschool and neighboring faculties.
On their first date, the 2 performed pool and talked about the whole lot from schooling politics and social change to the start of hip hop. “We each had such a want to serve and defend and promote empowerment by way of schooling,” Ebony says. Additionally, David recited the lyrics from Technique Man’s “You’re All That I Want.” For sure, it was a memorable night. Lower to a short while later, when David swooped in to assist Ebony’s son get safely to his vacation spot in the midst of a snowstorm, and Ebony knew she’d discovered somebody particular. “David demonstrated a honest act of kindness that was solely the start of his demonstration of God’s love for me,” she says.
The pair continued to attach over time spent collectively on the Kennedy Middle, out and about in Georgetown, and having fun with picnics at Wolf Entice. In February of this yr, the 2 received engaged with a proposal Ebony says was much like that of Carrie and Large in her favourite film, Intercourse and the Metropolis—however on a smaller scale. “I acquired a closet!”
While they’ve decided to postpone their wedding till September 2021, they took their engagement portraits across the metropolis this summer season. They selected the monuments as a background, explaining that it mirrored their love for Ebony’s “stunning hometown, as a sixth era Washingtonian,” the couple’s ardour for schooling and politics, in addition to the spirit of Ebony’s grandmother and nice grandmother, who had nostalgic photos from the town as early because the 30s and 40s. “It’s the backdrop of our lives, the place we work and play. It’s such a gorgeous and prestigious metropolis.”
See extra from their DC engagement session, which options three distinct wardrobe changes, under.
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