have been tallied and you selected the winning couple
of this year's ESSENCE "Will You Marry Me?" contest: Gabriel Sheffield and Jasmine Harris
! Gabriel Sheffield, 25, lives in Manasas Park, VA, and is system engineer for Lockheed Martin. He lives with his fiance, Jasmine, 25, and they've been together for a year and a half. The loving couple just recently moved in together. They both work at Lockheed but in different divisions, and met at an employee happy hour. All of your votes through the past few weeks have given the young couple their dream wedding. The winning couple will receive a wedding gown from My Fair Wedding
's David Tutera's own line, $10,000 dollars to spend on their dream wedding, cakes courtesy of Amazing Wedding Cakes
, wedding consultations with Diann Valentine, and an amazing honeymoon in Maui! This young couple are so deeply in love, everyone here at ESSENCE would like to congratulate them on their win and wish them the best in the future. Check out Gabriel and Jasmine's photo gallery, weekly blogs, his proposal and her reply (so sweet!), as well as our video of the actual proposal and weekly "He Said/She Said" videos featuring fun questions to the couple.
Again, best of luck to Gabriel and Jasmine, and all of the amazing couples! Thank you for sharing your love with all of us...