Today's Real Engagement Story if from a good friend, Dee who has been a great supporter of Favored by Yodit Events from Day 1. She is my beautiful, talented makeup artist gal pal and is getting married this year to the love of her life Shance!
Take a look at their sweet engagement story and leave your comments below.
Who: Deadra Barnett & Shance Doctor
Where they met: The Park at Fourteenth
The day that I met Shance was the day that my whole life changed. It was September 10th, 2010 at a popular happy hour hang out in DC, Park on Fourteenth. With my girlfriends by my side, mid-way through the night, I just so happened to run into this handsome man with a familiar face whom I thought I knew.
With a combination of martini's and curiosity, I approached Shance and immediately gave him a hug. Quite possibly, this was the warmest embrace that I have ever received. We were destined to meet one another that night in DC. Although it turned out that Shance and I had never met before that night, I had realized that his face was familiar because he was the man that God had revealed to me in my dreams.
Our love has since blossomed into something so special. I knew early on in our relationship that he would one day be my husband. Shance has such a big heart and is so devoted to our love and family. He works so hard and has accomplished everything he has set out to do. I have never met someone so driven and inspirational to those around him.
May God continue to strengthen our relationship and us as individuals. We are truly a team and I am looking forward to what the future holds as Mr. and Mrs. Doctor!!
The day I met Deadra had to be one of the most interesting and intriguing moments of my life. I was recently back in the DC area from a vacation to Vegas with my brother and just out on the town in DC one Friday night with one of my homeboys. It was September 10, 2010 and my birthday was fastly approaching in a little over a week, so I was trying to enjoy the benefits of being a year younger before my big day arrived. I was lounging on the 3rd floor of the most popular club in DC at the time when I was approached, or rather hugged, by this beautiful and fascinating woman who I never met before in my life. I was happy, don’t get me wrong, because she was sexy and warm, but I gave her a look of “who the hell are you” at first. After we began to talk, she turned out to be even hotter, articulate, had beautiful teeth and didn’t seem like the typical club/party person. We stayed together all night (hugging each other, to be exact) and she’s had my heart ever since. Although I’ve never had this happen to me before, it was the best hug I ever received.
Deadra has turned out to be the best gift that God has blessed me with. She has a heart of gold, cares and loves unconditionally, and has truly been an angel to family, our friends and myself. My heart pumps to make her happy and see her smile. I wish the world could feel the happiness and joy I experience because it is what makes the world go round. She has definitely won my heart and is a gorgeous piece of art to watch evolve and take shape everyday.