We’re excited to introduce you to this sweet couple and we are IN LOVE with their gorgeous heart wall back drop. Doesn’t it make you want to grab someone you love and take your own amazing images? It almost requires a special trip to Charlotte, NC.
Okay, enough about the wall. I will let Amber & Jalessa tell you about their love story.
How did you meet? How long have you dated?
We first met when we were younger, singing on our county-wide community choir. As adults, we met again when I attended a youth event Amber was having through her non-profit, Operation Impact.
What was your first date like?
Our first date was to a panel discussion on Race Relations! Literally two days after we started talking via Facebook, Amber asked me to attend this discussion in Greenville, SC.
Tell me about your proposal
I bought the ring in May 2017, which was technically only 4 months after we were officially exclusive. I knew I would get some raised eyebrows, so I told my family that even though I bought the ring, I wasn't going to propose until the end of November, which would be a year of being exclusive. I knew I couldn't hold out, and I knew I didn't want to. So, I planned the proposal during my birthday weekend (July 2018) when her focus would be on me. I planned a "birthday" photo session for me, which really was a surprise proposal session. The proposal was at Botanical Gardens in Clemson, and a few of our closest family members were there to witness
What is your "spark"? What keeps you in love with each other?
Our laughter is the spark that keeps us lit up! Reciprocating selfless and genuine love is what keeps us in love. We are completely aware of each other as partners and we celebrate authenticity, which keeps our love in motion.
What is the most anticipated part of your wedding celebrations?
Amber is anticipating eating the wedding cake, and I am anticipating our first dance and our vows because they will be true to feelings in that moment (Jaleesa isn't writing vows).