The Lucky Lady: Flo Washington, 32, Speech Language-Pathologist, Certified Sisterlocks Consultant

Her Leading Man: Anthony Davis, 39, Wholesale Associate and Merchandiser

The Big Day: October 17, 2015

How did you meet your man?
We met one summer while at a local restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina. A mutual friend secretly set us up on a blind date after months of failed attempts.

Were you looking for love at the time?
Absolutely not! My past dating life usually started out fun but always ended in disaster. Most of my breakups were rough and I had no intentions of dating when I met my current fiancé. I had made it clear that I was only going to the restaurant to eat and come back home to finish work for my dissertation.

Most romantic date ever?
Our first Valentine’s Day he prepared me a nice bubble bath with champagne and chocolate strawberries and also cooked me a full meal that consisted of all my favorite breakfast items! I loved it!

When did you know he was “The One?”
I knew he was the one when he stayed after finding out all about my past drama and heartaches. The average person would just pick up and run but he stayed and said he wanted to help me heal and experience true love.

How did he pop the question?
We were packing to go out of town and he asked me to come to his house to help carry something to the car. When we walked through the door I noticed red petals on the floor and candles everywhere. At first I thought he didn’t pay his bill and the petals were from the poinsettias that died. He had candy spread everywhere that spelled “I love you” and “Marry Me” but because I’m much shorter than he is I just saw candy spread randomly over the counter top. Once he lifted me up and I could read everything, he put me down and got on his knee to ask me to marry him!

Photos: Mauricio Richardson