When Jairus, 32, walked into his church’s youth ministry event, the lovely Precious, 32, was one of the parishioners who greeted him at the door. He was smitten but she played hard to get at first. He finally won her over, and every day since then, they’ve fallen more and more in love. They’re tying the knot in May, so today, we’re celebrating their love. Take a look at their romantic engagement photos now and prepare to say “aww!”
“I thought Jarius was nice and attractive,” Precious says when asked about her first impression of her future husband. “But, I was most impressed with his personality. He has this calm, cool and collective air about himself.”
“I’m really looking forward to the partnership, teamwork and the purpose of our union,” reveals the happy, groom-to-be.
“Aside from our random rendezvous hiking trips and outings, conversing with Precious is my favorite thing to do,” Jairus admits.
Precious uses words like “Godly,” handsome and charming to describe the man she plans to marry this spring.
“I am his Godly mate, his mind mate, his heart mate and his soulmate,” says Precious.
“We complement each other in the most amazing ways,” Precious shares. “He understands my tears before I even shed them.”
“Jairus can turn my most bizarre days into sunshine,” says the happy bride-to-be. “He reminds me that I am beautifully and wonderfully made.”
“He respects me, prays for me, encourages me and sees me not only in his now but in his future. He is my partner, companion, friend and the love of my life!"
Precious’ parents adore her future groom. “My mom says she is so happy Jairus found me,” she says. “They trust his heart and intentions.”
“My friends love him,” Precious says. “My sorority sister told me she would be upset with me if he and I ever broke up. And, she had just met him for the first time. He has a great personality and a genuine spirit.”
Precious has grown very fond of the love letters Jairus writes to her regularly, and she already knows they will make an extraordinary team. “I’m looking forward to fusing our individual goals and working toward our collective goals as a couple,” she says.
After their wedding, Precious and Jairus plan to honeymoon in Hawaii. Join us in congratulating the happy couple. Leave them your well wishes below. Want to see your engagement photos featured on ESSENCE.com? Email us now.