Trichelle and Glenn’s love story began during a college conference in which they were ambassadors for their respective universities. Assigned to the same student group they quickly became very good friends, and two years later would take their relationship to the next level officially beginning to date. Though their relationship was separated by 1,648 miles, their hearts were always one. During a romantic vacation in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Glenn asked Trichelle to spend the rest of her life with him as husband and wife.
Read all about Trichelle & Glenn’s love story, surprise proposal, and wedding aspirations in their romantic capitol engagement in Washington, DC. View the entire gallery by MunaLuchi Coterie member Terri Baskin here.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Trichelle & Glenn
Venue/Location(s) for Engagement Session: Enid Haupt Garden, the United States Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Engagement Session Date: August 20th, 2017
Wedding Date: August 5th, 2018
Location of Wedding: Foxchase Manor in Manassas, Virginia
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Glenn and I met in November 2013 at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Institute in Washington, DC. We were both serving as Student Ambassadors for our respective universities and served as the Master and Mistress of Ceremony for sessions at the Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute conference hosted approximately 800 attendees and all students were assigned by group color to attend workshops. We were in the same group color and saw each other every day but only said casual “Hello’s.” Three days into the conference, we both reported for our ambassador duties to volunteer and prepare packages for the TMCF Gala Awards and this was the first time we held a conversation for more than thirty minutes and soon after became very good friends. After two years of friendship, Glenn asked me to be his girlfriend in St. John, US Virgin Islands on January 5th, 2015.
Glenn and I lived 1,648 miles apart from each other (I lived in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and Glenn lived in Baltimore, Maryland) and spent most of our time communicating via telephone and video chat. While dating we would travel at least every three months to see each other. On September 2016, Glenn and I met in North Carolina and spent our entire time in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. We were so fascinated with the history and attraction of George Vanderbilt’s home and spent the entire time segwaying, walking the gardens, and site seeing the property. Later that afternoon, Glenn told me that he had reserved seats for us to have dinner in George Vanderbilts home that evening. While driving to dinner, Glenn mentioned that he had to stop to pick up the tickets and asked me to accompany him to get them before dinner.
As we began walking, Glenn asked me, “When do you plan to relocate to Maryland?” (Relocation was something that we had been discussing for some time). I was caught off guard by the question and said, “I am not sure.” Glenn then reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a plane ticket which showed a trip from St. Croix to Maryland. I asked, “You bought a one-way ticket?!” He then said, “You always speak about being financially stable, how much should I write the check for?” He then reached into his jacket and pulled out a pen and a flat black case, he slowly opened it and there was the most beautiful ring a girl can ever ask for. Glenn popped the question and asked for my hand in marriage and I said “Yes!” Glenn hired photographers to capture the moment and we had our first professional engagement shoot in the gardens of the Biltmore Estate right after.
What did you do on your first date? Our first date was at Oceana in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands overlooking the Ocean. It was a beautiful and romantic night.
Favorite thing(s) to do as a couple? Watch our favorite shows, travel, take walks in DC to see monuments and museums, and have spontaneous dinner dates.
Describe your engagement session. We knew we wanted to do a casual and formal theme. We both decided on the US Supreme Court because of our obsession with the beautiful columns and details of the building. Our photographer suggested the Hillwood Museum and Gardens for the casual attire. We had such an amazing time capturing our love with the photographer.
How did you know they were “the one”? Trichelle- When his “I’s” turned into “We’s.” From the moment we became friends and built a foundation he always told me what his intentions were for our relationship. He was always my support system, counselor, accountability partner, and a great listener who payed attention to every single detail so when I lived in St. Croix and he made it a routine to surprise me with weekly gifts at the post office such as my favorite tea when I was sick, my favorite nail polish, and love letters, I knew he was a keeper!
Glenn- When I first saw her, there was something about her presence and demeanor that grabbed my attention and pulled me in. After a few small conversations and realizing how much we had in common and how beautiful she is on the inside just as she is on the outside, I knew it was a matter of time before we cultivated a meaningful relationship. Our chemistry and interactions are always magical and early on I knew we were destined for forever.
How has wedding planning been so far? Wedding planning has been such a fun experience for us! We are excited about putting our ideas together to have our dream wedding to celebrate with our friends and family.
What are you looking forward to most on the wedding day? We look forward to tying the knot and being united as one.
Photographer: Terri Baskin
Planner: Infatuating Affairs
Venue/Location(s): Enid Haupt, the United States Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Makeup Artistry: Sara Boyd