Nadine and Jolam’s sultry and fun engagement session in Atlanta, Georgia showcased the couples’ personalities and love for one another!
For their engagement session, they had three distinct looks which allowed the couple to express different aspects of their relationship, as well as their personal likes and interests.
The couple’s three looks – an all black, sultry Coming to America theme, a sophisticated yet flirty green and white coordinated ensemble, and customized jerseys as a fun tribute to their favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, help showcase their love for each other!Ashley Nicole (Photographer)
Nadine is looking forward to having fun and letting loose at their wedding and officially being Mrs. Mendez.
See the beautiful details below!
Nadine and Jolam’s engagement session was featured in the Summer 2021 issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine! View the digital magazine here.
- Couple: Nadine & Jolam
- Occupations: Cardiac ICU Nurse & Project Manager
- Wedding date: 8/14/2021
- Wedding location: Transfiguration Catholic Church & The Governor’s Towne Club
- Location of Engagement Shoot: Summerour Studio, Atlanta, GA
How did you meet?
I met my now fiancé 4 years ago at his former place of work, Suntrust. He and I became friends on a social media platform, Snapchat, where I gave him my number after he reached out to me multiple times in hopes of getting to know me.
Tell us your proposal story
We got engaged on August 1st, 2020. Jolam popped the question at our fav restaurant here in Atlanta, Canoe, in front of our closest family & dearest friends.
How did you know they were “the one”?
For me, I knew he was the one when I realized how much he invaded my life. Every time I would look around me I would notice more & more how much stuff he would purchase for me. I am not saying that I am materialistic or anything of that sort. It was always the small things, from the current books I would read or the extra charger he gave me for my car & even a new blanket to keep me warm when I traveled. He paid deep attention to my every word and made it impossible for me to not think of him in my daily routines.
Describe your engagement session
Nadine & Jolam’s sultry & fun engagement session is one for the books. It showcases their love for each other and the respect and love they have for their families as they included their parents in the shoot as well. The couple’s three looks – an all-black, sultry Coming to America theme, a sophisticated yet flirty green, and white coordinated ensemble, and customized jerseys as a fun tribute to their favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, help showcase their love for each other!
What did you do on your first date?
We went on our first date at the Cheesecake Factory during the middle of the day & sat at a booth near the center of the restaurant. I kid you not I remember that date vividly because of how much he made me laugh and how comfortable he was sharing who he was and what he wanted out of life. We both did not want to leave each other’s side. We took our conversation outside and continued to talk on the bench adjacent to the restaurant.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Our ideal date night is going to a very very nice restaurant and definitely ordering a bottle of red wine to pair with great meals as we talk about our life goals, plans, and whatever is on our mind.
How has wedding planning been so far?
Wedding planning has truly been interesting during this Covid season that seems never-ending. I’ve been told by many, “Oh, things will get better! You won’t have to worry about being in a pandemic when your date draws near.” Me being an ICU nurse, I have been everything but optimistic. I’m almost certain I’ll have to make adjustments day by day leading up to the wedding day simply because this is an unusual time. I know there may be important people that may not even come to my wedding day because of their fear of being at a place that could potentially danger their lives. It’s just hard! I am leaning blindly on faith to see what will happen.
What are you looking forward to most on the wedding day?
What I truly look forward to the most is the party on the dance floor socially distant of course!! Lol! My favorite part of every wedding is letting loose & having fun. Of course, the excitement of my fiancé seeing me for the first time as his wife, Mrs. Mendez is also something to look forward to. The name sounds so unfamiliar now, but when it happens I know it will feel surreal.