Nicole and Shun
How We Met: At the very beginning of 2014, Shun and I met online – but we actually say that we met at a Christmas party (haha!). After exchanging numbers and chatting for a few days, he asked to take me to lunch one day in Buckhead. We had never met in person before but something told me to give it a shot. We spent about two hours at this small table on the 2nd floor, talking about our life goals, interests, family and qualities that we look for in a partner. It was a great date because we haven’t left each others side yet!
How He Asked: Before Labor Day weekend, Shun mentioned that an old professor had asked him to speak at an event for his previous graduate school program.
He started a grassroots basketball company after receiving his MBA so I’m used to showing my support during his many speeches to students and athletes around Georgia. I was excited when I found out the event was ironically at one of our favorite restaurants – Del Frisco’s Grille, where we had our first date!
The day of the event, we were running a little late. I kept telling him that we need to leave because you know how Atlanta traffic can be. Little did I know, he was stalling to make sure everyone was there for the big surprise. :)
We pulled up to Del Frisco’s Grille and told the hostess that we were here for the gradate event. She kindly walked us upstairs to their private room. I walked through the doors and heard “SURPRISE!” – all of our close family and friends were there!
I first noticed my mom standing there, who drove in from Indiana. Tears. Then I see my best friend, who flew in from California. More tears! Shun grabbed my hands, got on one knee and asked me to marry him! I said “Yes!”
We celebrated with yummy food, champagne, delicious cupcakes and even a slideshow of pictures of Shun and I that included videos from my family members that couldn’t make it! Then a photographer took pictures of us sitting at our table – where it all started! It was perfect!
Photos by: Kemi Griffin