Talia, 29, and Trayvon, 29, found each other on Twitter. One minute they were chatting about sushi, and the next they were making a sweet love connection. It only took one year for Trayvon to propose to the woman of his dreams. Now, they’re headed down the aisle this June. Read their love story!


When Talia, a schoolteacher, and Trayvon, an engineer, sparked up a conversation on Twitter, the vibe instantly went from casual to flirty. A year later, they’re on their way to becoming husband and wife. #congrats

Charli Penn
Jan, 30, 2013

The Lucky Lady: Talia L. Thomas, 29, Elementary Special Education Teacher

Her Leading Man: Trayvon D. Leslie, 29, Engineer

The Big Day: June 8, 2013

Wedding Location: Atlanta

How did you meet your man?
Tray and I met through a mutual friend on Twitter. He saw my picture online and asked my friend about me. Our first conversation was actually a debate about sushi. He’s not a fan, so I told him that I had to “upgrade him” and introduce him to some new things. 

Talia, were you looking for love at the time?
I was not. I was at the point where I was tired of people introducing me to mutual friends and was content with living the single girl’s life.

What was your first impression of Trayvon?                                                                                       I thought Tray was a good-looking guy. My guard was up because I had met some “duds” in the past, so I was pleasantly surprised that he was tall, handsome and had a great personality too.

Trayvon, did you know Talia was the ‘The One’ right away?
Not right away—although it was nothing that she did wrong. It was just me being a man. It took me no time to figure it out. We had only dated about six months when I started planning how I would propose.

How did he pop the question?
Tray proposed at the Atlanta Hawk’s game on the Jumbotron during a time-out. I was so shocked to see my face on the screen. I immediately started to cry when he dropped down on one knee and pulled out the most beautiful ring I had ever seen.

What was really going through your mind as he proposed?
How did he pull this off? Does my makeup look alright? I had just finished eating nachos!

Trayvon, were you nervous about proposing?

Not really. I was more nervous that she would find out before I was able to pull it off.

Photos: Billie Board Photography