Shawna and D'Allen
How We Met
It was October 28th, 2010, when a group of friends and I walked into Hell’s Kitchen for a album release party that D’Allen was hosting for his album, The Commencement EP. Later that night a mutual friend introduced us. Now, let’s take a quick break, I do not remember his performance! HA! Fast forward to 2012, D’Allen and I went on a trial first date for tacos, it was… okay. Another year goes by and we hung out a little more frequent.
In December 2013, D’Allen invited me to a show at First Ave (an iconic venue here in Minneapolis, two words, Purple Rain), I STOOD HIM UP! D’Allen loves telling this part of the story. It was cold, I was lazy, and I stood him up. Soon after, we met up for a late dinner and have been together ever since. Over the last 4.5 years, we have created so many great memories, included the birth of our daughter, Harper in 2017.
How He Asked
September 23rd, 2018 my proposal dreams came to life! D’Allen arranged for us to finally take family photos. During the photo session, I was simply excited because Harper was doing well for an active 18th-month-old! After a while, we took a few couple photos and this is where the magic happened! The photographer, Lee, instructed us to just focus on each other.
We talked, laughed and shared a few kisses and next thing I know, D’Allen was getting down on one knee while expressing his love for me and our family. In the pictures, I look calm, but inside I was shouting for joy! He asked me to be his wife! I honestly don’t remember saying yes, but he said I did!