Bride-to-Be: Felecia Gayle Shaw, 42, Software Development

Groom-to-Be: Jeffrey McKissack, 46, Healthcare Administration

To-Be-Married-On: May 19, 2012

How did you meet your man?
“A mutual friend was trying to get us together, but due to his schedule, it never worked out. We ended up meeting each other accidentally at a club, of all places. He gave me his seat at the bar and we talked for a minute. At the time I didn’t realize that this was the person my friend was trying to introduce me to. A couple weeks later, we both ended up at Sambucca’s, a popular place to hang out during the week. As soon as I walked in – he was the first person I saw, I waved at him and went upstairs to meet my friends. One of his best friends ended up sitting beside me and told me that Jeff had been talking about me ever since our last brief encounter. He formally introduces us, and we talked the rest of the evening. He gave me his card, I texted him that night and told him that it was nice meeting him, and the next day he called and asked me to dinner. It was one of the best dates I ever had. From that day on, we’ve been inseparable. “

Was it love at first sight?
“For him it was. ”

Most embarrassing moment you’ve shared?
“Before the date I was getting ready and Jeff was waiting downstairs for me. I walked downstairs to ask him something and ended up falling down the stairs – he had to pick me up. I was so embarrassed. “

At what moment did you know he was The One?
“As we were leaving church one Sunday, Jeff slipped and fell. He ended up breaking his ankle! I immediately went into “nurse” mode and did every thing I could to take care of him. This was pretty early in our relationship, but I knew then that he was the One…”

Best gift he ever got you?
“Jeff has given me many gifts, but nothing compares to him spending quality time with me. “

How did he pop the question?  
“I planned a birthday dinner for him. I was on the phone with the jewelry store having a conversation about the gift I gave him when he said there was one more thing I could give him for his birthday. I turned and looked at him he had the ring box open and said, ‘The one more thing you could do is marry me.’”

What was really going through your mind as he proposed?
“I couldn’t believe he was doing this on his birthday!”

Fill in the Blank: When we’re (finally!) husband and wife, I can’t wait to _________.
“Sit down and do nothing! It has been one busy year for us.”

Fill in the blank: If you’re spying on us on a Friday night, you’ll probably catch us____________.
“At bar drinking a Jack Daniels.”

Describe the man you’re about to marry in three words or less.
“The Key to my Heart (sorry I needed two more)”

Second to his heart, what’s the other sexiest part of his body?
His smile…

Planner: Opulent Couturier
Photos: Leslee Mitchell

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