Tamisha and Sidney’s love story began while both were in the military, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. While visiting the barracks with her son Aaron, a toddler at the time, Tamisha noticed him running directly towards Sidney, who began playing with him. After her friends assured her they were acquainted with Sidney, she watched as the two of them interacted together so naturally. Sidney soon introduced himself and from that moment on they began to get to know each other. It wouldn’t be long before a first date of dinner and dancing would set their hearts in motion, guiding them along the path to happily ever after…
Read all about Tamisha and Sidney’s love story, proposal, and wedding aspirations, in their charming museum engagement in Washington D.C. – featuring photography by MunaLuchi Coterie member K-Moon Studios.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Tamisha & Sidney
Occupations: System Administrator & Telecommunications Specialist
Wedding Date: September 02, 2018
Wedding Location: New Community COGIC
Location(s) of Engagement Shoot: National Museum of African American History and Culture. National Portrait Gallery.
How did you meet? The couple met while in the military, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Tamisha and her son Aaron were visiting the barracks with friends. Sidney was walking around the building when he happened to notice Aaron, then a toddler, running in his direction. Tamisha’s friends volunteered to keep an eye on the boy. Tamisha noticed her son playing with a stranger. When her friends assured her that he was not a stranger, he spoke to her. Greeting her calmly, seemingly unaffected by her obvious discomfort, he introduced himself. Her son tugged on Sidney’s hand to continue playing . Tamisha was apprehensive at first but after some encouragement from her friends she allowed her son to play with him.
Tell us your proposal story. The couple was visiting Sidney’s family in North Carolina for thanksgiving in 2017. Unbeknownst to Tamisha, Sidney’’s father and brother-in-love, knew the proposal was coming. Just after dinner, as the family was gathered in the living room, Sidney receives the ring from Aaron (Tamisha’s Son). Suddenly, Sidney grabs Tamisha by the hand and leads her into the living area in front of his family. He drops to one knee and proposes.
Describe your engagement Session. The theme of our Engagement session was black culture and art in a museum setting.
What did you do on your first date? Our first date included dinner and dancing.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? We love to watch movie marathons and critique movies.
How has wedding planning been so far? The wedding planning has been stressful yet productive.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day. We are most excited about our pictures and dancing.
Photography: K-Moon Studios
Makeup Artist: Mischelle Moody MUA
Location(s): National Museum of African American History and Culture. National Portrait Gallery.