The Lucky Lady: Octavian L. Cooper, 31, Social Insurance Specialist

Her Leading Man: Henry E. Sanders Jr., 31, Sales Specialist

The Big Day: April 13, 2013

Wedding Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Where and how did you meet your man?
My cousin introduced us.

Were you looking for love at the time?
Not at all! I had just come out of a long-term relationship.

What was your first impression of him?
I thought he was handsome, but not my type.

What was his first impression of you?
He thought that I was very attractive and fashionable, but never thought things would get too serious.

At what moment did you know he was “the One” for you?
I knew when he was willing to give a long distance relationship a chance. In the beginning, he said it was not something he thought he could ever do.

What made you fall in love with her?
Her genuineness and morals captured my heart. I have always felt comfortable when we are together.

Did you know she was ‘the One” right away?
I did not. But I was sold on the day that I realized how much she truly loved and cared about me.

Who said “I love you” first?
Henry said it first and it caught me totally off-guard.
How did he pop the question?
He enlisted the help of his best friend and his best friend’s daughter. His friend’s daughter wanted to show me the shoes her father bought her at the mall early that day. Once I opened the shoebox, there was a ring inside. I looked up and Henry was on one knee.

Photos: Carlyn Photography