Just Engaged: Shawntel and Jerry
T. Skroskis Visual Communications

The Lucky Lady: Shawntel Osazeé Asemota, 25, Owner of SOA Events Concepts, LLC

Her Leading Man: Jerry Owen White, 25, Creator of WhyCauseICan.com

The Big Day: October 20, 2012

Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA

How did you meet your man?
We met when I was in a freshman in high school and he was a sophomore. We were on the track team. I remember it was my first day on the team and he mooned me! Before we even knew each other’s names, we were arguing and I was chasing him around the field with a large stick to show him who was boss.

Did you play hard to get?
He says I didn’t but I believe I did. He says his charm won me over from the start. Us being close friends before we pursued a relationship made the relationship easier to attain.

Was it love at first sight?
Ha! No but it eventually came as our friendship progressed.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened on a date?
When Shawntel was in college, we went to this Mexican restaurant that had a special on Texas Margarita pitchers. She decided it would be a good idea for us to order one between the two of us. It was all going great until she realized she had a little bit too much margarita. Let’s just say I had to carry her out on my shoulders.

What’s the sweetest thing he’s ever done for you?
He took good care of me when I got my wisdom teeth pulled. He’s a bit squeamish and the fact that he was able to care for my terribly bloody and sore mouth was a testament to me that he loved me. Not to mention, I was acting out due to the medications. Honestly, he’s done so many sweet things!

At what moment did you know he was “The One” for you?
It was right before we got into a relationship. I remember saying to myself, “Yep, we’re going to be together for a looooong time!”

How long did you date before you got engaged?
*Holds up hands* TEN YEARS!!!! (In my Charlotte voice.)

How did he pop the question?
He gift wrapped my ring and gave it to me as a Christmas present in front of my family and the whole thing is recorded.

Fill in the Blank: When we’re (finally!) husband and wife, I can’t wait to _________.
…hold his hand and see the wedding band on his left finger.

Second to his heart, what’s the other sexiest part of his body?
His arms…they’re so strong!

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