When I looked at the images of Amaris and Chinedu and read what they had to say about each other, one word instantly came to my mind: togetherness. These two seem to have a wonderful friendship and a deep appreciation for each other. The wonderful Rick and Sharon Nowak at Rosewood Photography captured their essence perfectly! Every picture shows that this gorgeous couple is completely in sync and deeply in love. You have to check out more of their genius on their website.
Even though Amaris said she kept trying to run from Chinedu, she would soon learn that she was running from her destiny.
On their First Encounter…
“Chinedu & I had our first encounters while in college. We both were taking a class together. After each class, he would attempt to approach me. Silly me, I would be one step from running from him. One day I decided to not run and talk to him. We became so close. I still laugh at the thought that I ran from my him not knowing he would be my husband.” -Amaris
What made this couple fall in love? Their answers are beautiful and heartwarming.
“Chinedu is an extremely giving person. He’s the type of person that never passes a homeless person without giving them some food or clothes. He takes wonderful care of me, making sure I never lack. He even runs his own charity. He’s also the first person I’ve dated that wont allow me to settle for less than I’m able to do or deserve. He challenges me, in a positive to way, to excel above all things. I could never love him enough for that.” -Amaris
“One day I was really sick. I could barely stand. Amaris came over and took care of me. She knew exactly what I needed. She was very patient. She didn’t leave me until I was better. I had never known someone to be so kind and caring. At that moment I knew I loved her.” -Chinedu
A love story is never complete without asking the lovers how they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. So, we asked…and they answered.
On knowing this was “the one”…
“Amazingly we both discovered that each one prayed about whether we should be together. Obviously God gave us the thumbs up for it. I also knew Chinedu was the one for me after I observed how he showed his love for me. His love mimicked that of my father, grandfathers, and uncles (all of whom I’m extremely close to). Like them, Chinedu had became a protector and provider while still being gentle and loving. I had never known a man, outside of family, to be this way.” -Amaris
Amaris had this to say about how Chinedu popped the big question: “Since Chinedu & I made one year together, we take an annual picture. So Chinedu reminded me that it was nearing time to take pictures. I thought little of it, and simply prepared for the day. The day arrived, and we went to the studio to take our pictures. The photographer began the session taking a few shots. She then informed us she was having some trouble with her camera and she would be right back. As she walked away, I turned around to chit chat with Chinedu, and, to my surprise, he was down on one knee. He spoke beautiful words to me then asked me to marry him. During the entire proposal, the photographer caught the entire moment on camera, just as her and Chinedu had planned.”
On the theme for the engagement session….
“Chinedu & I wanted our engagement session to be a simple reflection of us and our love for each other. We chose a location that’s extremely important to us. Chinedu & I often go there to escape and get a break from the crowd. It’s our oasis.”
Amaris shared that, though they don’t have a theme for the wedding yet, they do know what they want: “We want it to be very elegant and awe inspiring. We don’t want every aspect to be traditional. We want people to quickly know it’s Amaris & Chinedu inspired.”
On selecting Rosewood Photography…
“My wonderful wedding planner, Darryl Wilson of DConcierge Events, set us up with the photographers from Rosewoods Photography. Once we met with them we were in love with them. They were genuinely sweet people. We just loved working with them.”-Amaris
Everyone knows planning a wedding can be very challenging. For Amaris and Chinedu, the most challenging aspect of planning so far is “meshing our desires and our families desires has to be the most challenging aspect. We know that our wedding day is “our” day, but it’s most definitely our families day too. We are uniting two families with our marriage. We’re finding that it’s extremely difficult to find a balance between what we think a wedding is and what our family thinks a wedding should be. It’s a tough task, but its not an impossible task. We know that the end result will satisfy everyone and still be meaningful and a reflection of the two of us.”
In spite of the challenges, Amaris finds much to be excited about. On she enjoys most about planning so far…
“I love all the new experiences. There are tons of people I’ve never met and things I’ve never done. I absolutely love the interactions and new experiences. The newness of it all excites me!”
Of course, the whole point of having a wedding is to get married! Amaris has never lost sight of that: “I look forward to becoming Chinedu’s wife. It’s the ultimate goal of it all. We want our marriage to remain the primary focus. Our marriage will outlast the day. Although I know our wedding will be wonderful, I’m more excited about it being the starting point of our life together.”
Amaris and Chinedu, your love inspires us and we wish you the best as you plan your wedding and begin your lives together.
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