Just Engaged: Erica and Emem's Engagement Photos

Erica and Emem met at a party but she wasn't sold. He sent her a tweet every day until she agreed to go on a date with him. She finally did and it was the best decision she ever made. We celebrate their upcoming union!

Charli Penn Sep, 03, 2014

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“When we met and I saw just how she took care of everyone, I saw that her heart was even more beautiful then she is and that is what I love about her,” says handsome groom-to-be Emem of his future bride Erica. This D.C. couple is the absolute cutest!

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“My friends all love how he takes care of me and is a fun and cool person to be around,” says Erica.

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“I was actually on a date with someone else the first week we met and I told Em I was going out with someone else and clearly we were not exclusive,” Erica recalls. “He called my phone every hour I was on the date to interrupt!”

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“Em said when he first saw me that he had to have me,” says Erica. And, it looks like Em got his girl!

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“My parents love him and the way we interact,” says Erica. “They welcome him into the family with open arms.”

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“He brings out the best in me, supports me in everything, but most importantly loves me for who God created me to be,” says Erica.

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Erica and Em enjoy lots of things together, such as working out, shopping, going out to eat, hanging out with friends and going to church.

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“He gave me the perfect ring,” says Erica. “It has a solid stone in the middle with a bezeled accent around the stone.”

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“I think he chose to me because he never felt love like we have for each other,” Erica tells us.

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“When we’re finally husband and wife, I can’t wait to start saving all of our money,” says Erica. Smart lady!

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“Erica is just a great person to be around,” says Emem. “She’s fun-loving and I really love being around her.”

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“My favorite thing to do with Erica is to lay in the bed talking with no plans to go anywhere,” says Emem.

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Emem says he’s most looking forward to sharing a home with Erica.

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The happy couple are planning to tie the knot this October. “We’re having a modern wedding with a computer love theme,” says the bride-to-be. “Our colors are gray and navy blue. We also honor his Nigerian culture with an outfit change and special dance.”

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"My favorite part of being engaged is seeing people's reactions when they see my ring," says the blushing bride-to-be.

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