The Lucky Lady: Shonda Knowles, 27, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Auditor

Her Leading Man: Kevin Elliott, 27, Professional Athlete – Canadian Football League

The Big Day: April 15, 2016

Wedding Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL

How did you meet your man?
We met our freshman year at Florida A&M University on the dance floor of a party we were attending with mutual friends.

What was dating like before you met him?

My dating life before my fiancé involved a few relationships that never materialized to anything serious.

Were you looking for love?
Not really, I was a freshman in college and was more focused on having fun and enjoying the university. We built a strong friendship, though, and I fell for him.

Most romantic date ever?
Our most romantic date ever was our first Valentine’s Day. He surprised me with flowers and gifts during a picnic in the park and we spent the entire day together enjoying each other’s company.

Weirdest date?
Our weirdest date occurred on Valentine’s Day 2013. We planned to go out partying with another couple and ended up locked out of our apartment for hours. Our plans were cancelled but we had a great time waiting for the locksmith with our friends and it turned out to be one of the most memorable Valentine’s Day of our relationship.

Who said ‘I love you first’?
I did. I knew he wanted to but was afraid so I figured I would be the courageous one. Ha.

What do your friends say about him?
That he is “a trip”. He is very social and outgoing so he’s known as the goofy and playful one in our circle. They believe he is a good fit for me.

How did he pop the question?
He proposed on New Year’s Day 2014 as the clock struck midnight at the National Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Right after the countdown and our New Year’s kiss, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.

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Photos: Cendino Temé Photography