“It was love at first sight. The heart knows when the search is over. The first time I saw you, I knew you’d be my husband before even knowing your name. In a room full of people pulling me in every direction- God calmed my spirit and said, ‘That’s him.'”
Wow. Hope’s recollection of how she felt when she first saw Demarius at a work conference reads like a romance novel. Demarius was also mesmerized by Hope’s beauty-it was love at first sight.
A year later, he proposed at a rose garden in Washington, D.C. See all of their photos from their sophisticated and sleek engagement session below.
- Full names of couple: Demarius Jones and Hope Miller
- Occupations: Both are Special Agents for US Gov.
- Wedding date: July 2021
- Wedding location: Washington, D.C.
- Location of Engagement shoot: Hotel: The Redbury South Beach, Miami FL
How did you meet?
We met at a conference for work in Las Vegas in summer of 2019.
What did you do on your first date?
Our first date was at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington DC.
Tell us your proposal story
Hope writes: He proposed after 15 months of dating at a rose garden in Washington DC. We took a horse and carriage ride around the city and enjoyed scenic views of our nation’s capital.
When did you know he/she was “the one”?
Hope writes: It was love at first sight. The heart knows when the search is over. The first time I saw you, I knew you’d be my husband before even knowing your name. In a room full of people pulling me in every direction- God calmed my spirit and said, “That’s him”. God hand-picked and prepared you for me. My heart is full of gratitude to know that God heard my prayers, my very specific prayers, and He loved me so much he answered them in abundance with you. You are not just the man of my dreams, you my love are overflow.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Hope and DJ: Our favorite thing to do as a couple is watch college football. Our jobs keep us so busy with travel and unexpected activities so ironically, we are both homebodies and enjoy and Saturday full of college rivalries. He’s an Ole Miss Alum and she’s a Florida Gator Alum.
Describe your engagement session.
We wanted a sleek look, since both are agents we wanted a “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” look with sleek textures and bold lips.
How has wedding planning been so far?
With COVID, wedding planning has been challenging. We have both had moments where eloping seems like the best idea, but we both know that celebrating with our family and friends will be worth the wait.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
DJ Writes: I look forward to seeing Hope walk down the aisle. From the first day I saw her, I knew she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen, and I cannot wait for the moment she’s dressed to perfection to start our forever.
- Photographer : @joewesley
- Designer: @shopchazrijan
- Makeup: @makeupbynae
- Location: @redburymiami