Halima and Nathan
How We Met
We both relocated from Atlanta to Philadelphia for work purposes and ended up in the same corporate housing. We were both in Atlanta for about the same number of years but never knew one another. We relocated to Philly within two months of one another, he for a job in Finance and me for a job in the pharmaceutical industry. The concierge staff at our corporate housing apartments let Nate know that a “new” girl just moved in from Atlanta and since we were both new to Philly perhaps we should hang out. We officially met for the first time in May 2012 and by July we were a couple
How He Asked
Nate gifted me with a trip to France for Christmas. It was a vacation that I had always dreamed of taking with him! On the 3rd morning of our trip we planned to take professional photographs at a few of the most iconic sites in Paris. Right before our first set of photos in front of the Eiffel Tower, Nate got on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Afterwards, we enjoyed a 6 course lunch at Le Jules Verne on top of the Eiffel Tower. After lunch, Nate arranged for us to meet with the associate pastor of the American church in Paris, where the three of us prayed together and the pastor blessed my ring and our upcoming union. The entire day was full of tears of joy. The happiest day of my life!