"Calvin is the only man I’ve ever felt was made for me, and me for him," says bride-to-be Tai. Let's celebrate their love!
Although Tai and Calvin were both raised in Washington D.C. and attended the same college, their love story doesn't begin until after undergrad. "Years later, we met in person within weeks of one another (unknowingly) moving to New York City," says Tai. "Years of friendship blossomed into love, and the rest is sweet history."
Calvin says he knew she was the one right away, "When Tai and I first met at a mutual friend’s birthday dinner, I thought I was seeing a sign from God because she was so radiant and glimmering in the light."
Tai says the best part about being engaged is "celebrating with friends and family." We agree. "There aren’t many affairs in life when you get to have your closest friends and family together at multiple events," she adds.
Tai says an intimate conversation let her know Calvin was The One. "That conversation sealed it for me. I loved just talking to him but also realized, after years of just being friends, that we had so much more in common than I’d imagined. I felt that was when I really started to know him. And, I loved who I was getting to know," she says.
Calvin had this sweet message for Tai's parents: "Thank you for sacrificing so much for Tai and raising her in such a warm, loving family. I am humbled and appreciative with how you all have accepted me into your family and look forward to the years to come." Um, we need a tissue, stat!
Tai says she was in shock when Calvin proposed. "It was surreal. We’d talked about getting married and I knew he was the one but, in the moment, it just seemed like, “is this really happening?” I think those may have been my first words."
Tai and Calvin are headed to Tokyo and Bali to celebrate their honeymoon. Tai says she's not leaving home without swimwear, restaurant guides and a really good camera. We can't wait to see the pictures!