When Adekunle proposed to Franchista, she almost choked, but it’s not what you think.
Franchista shares, “He actually put the ring in my desert. I almost choked to death because I’m such a foodie. I was enjoying the red velvet cake wayyyy too much!”
This fashionable couple who loves to “Netflix and chill” decided to play off the naturally beautiful architecture of Washington D.C. and have a chic engagement session outside of the Lincoln Memorial and the American Pharmaceutical Association building. Read more about their love story and see their stunning photos below.
- Couple: Adekunle Adewuyi and Franchista Wilson
- Occupations: Nurse and Corrections Officer
- Wedding date: May 8, 2021
- Wedding location: Prince George’s Ballroom
- Location of Engagement shoot: The American Pharmaceutical Association, then Lincoln Memorial.
How did you meet?
We met at a local Tailor’s shop.
What did you do on your first date?
Our first date, we went to a Mexican restaurant and went for a movie after dinner.
Tell us your proposal story.
Kunle proposed to me over lunch at the seashore in New England, CT. He actually put the ring in my desert. I almost choked to death because I’m such a foodie. I was enjoying the red velvet cake wayyyy too much! Well by the time I bit down on it he was intensely staring at me waiting for me to discover it. I spit it out thinking the chef made a mistake with the food and it dropped on the table and his eyes lit up. I asked him are you serious! Do you wanna kill me? He laughed and asked will you do me a favor? I replied what. He asked, “ Will you marry me?” I was slow in my response because we hadn’t dated very long. I laughed and replied yes. He put the ring on my finger and that was it! After 6 months we went for an upgraded ring of my choice. I still have my previous ring.
Describe your engagement session.
The theme I went for was a Garden styled theme or a pillar-like theme which I found at Lincoln Memorial in D.C. I went to Lincoln Memorial with friends and I knew that’s where I would want my shoot done.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Our favorite thing to do as a couple is watching action movies on Netflix every chance we get and going on vacations!
How has wedding planning been so far?
Wedding planning is the most stressful ever!! However, I’m lucky to have a great planner to relieve my stress.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
I am looking forward to seeing our families come together from all over just to celebrate with us. We will love to see all my family members in one place. We haven’t seen some of them in such a long time.