Love Stories: High School Sweethearts find Lasting Love

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Timitra & DeJuan  

Sometime the journey towards marriage takes time. Timitra and DeJuan first met when they were 15. They were an item three times before they realized they wanted to do life together forever. Check out their gorgeous engagement portraits. Timitra’s red dress is gorgeous!

How did you meet?

Timitra said, “[DeJuan} saw my picture in his friends' high school yearbook and asked him to ‘hook him up’. Our friends conspired and introduced us in July 1989. After high school, we went our separate ways but reconnected many years later. This was our third time dating!” 

What Makes Your Relationship Special?

Timitra said, "We love pushing each other to try new things and think differently. Our time together is spent watching movies, trying new restaurants and cheering on our football teams. I am a Panthers fan and he is a Falcons fan, a house divided (this will be fun!).” 

How did you know your partner was the one?

Timitra said, “The friendship we developed at 15 years old has stood the test of time. He says he always knew that I was the one for him. I always loved how his love for me had no boundaries. The most special moment was when he sent me flowers on the anniversary of my mom's death. He is the one God kept for me until it was time.” 

The Proposal!

“We discussed marriage but I was completely surprised by the proposal. He was leaving and began pacing back and forth. He stopped in the garage, turned to me and, as he was getting down on one knee, said ‘I can't wait any longer. I love you so much and I want you to me my wife.’ Later that day, a friend told me that he had plans to propose after a dinner and walk in Romare Bearden park where a flash mob would perform. I think I like the impromptu proposal best.” 

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Beauty: Monique Simone Artistry @m_simonemua

Location: Ritz Carlton, Charlotte

Photographer: Avonné Photography @avonnephotographyy