Grad school sweethearts Jewanna and Pierre got engaged on her birthday and now they're preparing to celebrate an all new milestone this fall.
Jewanna met Pierre their first year of graduate school at Clark Atlanta University. She says she wasn't looking for love at the time, but she knew there was something special about Pierre. "I knew once I got to know him he was right for me," she shares.
Jewanna's first impression of Pierre was all positive but she admits that she placed him in the friend zone from the start. "He was cute, but I wanted to make him my new best friend," she says. "My former guy best friend got married and there was a vacancy in my best guy friend spot."
Jewanna shares that one of the sweetest things Pierre has ever done for her came in the form of artistic expression. "He made a CD of love songs that made him think of me and wrote a poem to me including all the titles of the songs."
The self-proclaimed foodies say one of their favorite pastimes is sharing a meal together. "We love eating at new restaurants and exploring new wines," says Jewanna. "We also love to travel together and again eat native foods."
It means so much to Jewanna that her father thinks the world of Pierre and she also shares how special it is that her mother was just as fond of him too. "My mom loved him and that was important for me because she didn't like the guys I liked," says Jewanna.
One of the best parts of the couple's relationship is that they can be themselves."He knows me like no other and knows what I am feeling or what I plan to do before I even tell him," says Jewanna. "He also accepts me for who I am."
The second best gift Pierre has ever given Jewanna was taking her on her first ever cruise. Of course the first best was her lovely princess cut solitaire engagement ring. "We didn't pick the ring together," says Jewanna. "But I dropped several hints along the way!"
Change is good and Jewanna says she's excited to make a few of them to she and Pierre's new home once they're married. "When we're finally husband and wife, I can't wait to redesign the house and get rid of his bachelor pad look," she spills.
The southern sweethearts will wed this fall in a Parisian style wedding in anticipation for a romantic honeymoon in Paris, France. "Growth, family and being one" are several things Pierre says he can't wait to experience alongside his special woman. Want to see your engagement photos featured in Just Engaged? Email us now!