Carlisha and Joshua celebrate their timeless love by staging their playful engagement photo shoot in four different decades. (Yes, he's wearing a Michael Jackson red leather Thriller jacket!)
The Lucky Lady: Carlisha Chery, 25, Government Administration
Her Leading Man: Joshua Moore, 28, Surgery Resident
The Big Day: March 17, 2013
Hometown: Miami, Florida
How did you meet your man?
We meet at a social gathering and just started up a conversation. We exchanged Word with Friends screennames and kept in touch through the app.
Were you looking for love at the time?
No, I was not. Like most twenty-somethings, I was trying to enjoy myself and if someone came along that was worth it, I knew I would be open to it.
What was your first impression of him?
I thought he was so deep. I loved that he didn’t eat meat and he impressed me with his freestyle rapping.
What was his first impression of you? He thought I was the coolest girl in the world because I knew so much about sports. Go Heat!
Did you play hard to get?
I am hard to get.
Was it love at first sight?
No, not exactly. I would say we were both intrigued with one another and wanted to see where it could go.
Who said “I love you” first?
He said it first with his eyes.
How long did you date before you got engaged?
We dated for a year and half before getting engaged. Two of those months were long distance.
Did you have a hunch he was going to propose?
I had no idea. No, seriously. It was my first cruise and the excitement of that kept my mind from wandering anywhere else.
How did he pop the question?
He had recently moved to Atlanta to start his surgery residency, and I planned a four-day cruise for us. On the second night of the cruise, we went down to the comedy club and the host did a surprise gift drawing by room number and our number was called. Joshua walked down to accept the prize and while doing so he mentioned me to the host and asked if they could give the gift to me instead. Bashfully, I walked up the stage trying to get our gift and hurry back to my seat. Joshua took the mic, got on one knee and made me the happiest girl in the world.
What was really going through your mind as he proposed?
Is this real? Is this a joke? Joshua pranks me all the time, so it took a moment for me to grasp the reality of the situation.
Second to his heart, what’s the other sexiest part of his body?
His fraternity brand. It’s so primal!
Who would you cast to play your future hubby in a movie?
Fill in the blank: If you’re spying on us on a Friday night, you’ll probably catch us _____.
…sleeping, catching up on ESPN or checking out the latest YouTube videos to go viral.
Photos: Cendino Teme Photography
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