Ashley and Jermey

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How We met: Jermey and I met at North Carolina Central University fall 2008 during our freshman year. We live in the same dormitory. we occasionally started hanging out nothing quite official but it was fun. As the year continued we became inseparable. The summer came and I had moved back to Maryland for summer break. We continued to talk everyday anticipating seeing each other in the fall. We officially began dark g September 6, 2009.  Jermey spent Christmas break in Maryland and  I met his parents. We both graduated college in 2012 and by that point I knew I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life with any one else but him. Our relationship became a little idle and I was ready to make the next step… Jermey was a little more relaxed and happy where we were at that point so, I dealt with it. Jermey went into the work force and I went to graduate school and all was well.

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How He Asked: So, time fast forwards to March 15, 2014. Jermey had recently picked up a new hobby of photography and was scheduled to take a mutual friend of ours graduation pictures. As we were entering year 5 of us dating we were contemplating on moving in with each other in August but I told Jermey I wouldn’t move in with him unless we were engaged. Jermey told me he was “saving” up for a ring he thought I deserved which was a fair answer. The day before the proposal Jermey went out and brought a $500 camera lens *insert shocked face*. I was livid but I didn’t show it… I went to the photoshoot with him and he asked me to help pose the girl for the shoot. The pictures were ironically at the very spot we have been millions of times as a couple 5 years before. I helped the girl fix her hair and turned around and BOOM Jermey was on the ground with the ring of my dreams. I sobbed for about 2 minutes straight to the point where Jermey eventually got up. I finally said yes and the rest is history. We talked about our proposal before and Jermey knew I wanted something private– it was everything I desired.