Bride: Cassandra Faye Washington, 34, Marketing Specialist
Groom: Jarriel Mann, 32, Deputy Sheriff
Location: Le Meridien Perimeter in Atlanta, GA
Love Will Find a Way
When your friend says you can find true love online, believe them. Cassandra and Jarriel did. It all went down when Cassandra moved to Georgia. She was new to the area and didn’t know a lot of people. Her roommate encouraged her to give Match.com a try, so she signed up. After about a week of unsuccessful matches, Cassandra was ready to delete her account for good. Little did she know, Jarriel was feeling the same way about his time looking for love online. “Somehow he came across my profile right as I was trying to figure out how to cancel my membership,” she tells us. “He said two short sentences: ‘I’m about to delete my account. Call me if you would like.’” It was the beginning of something beautiful. “I called and he had me laughing for three entire hours,” she adds. “I kept in touch because he was such a breath of fresh of air—he wasn’t pretentious or cocky. He was just a normal guy looking for a normal girl.” After a dreamy first date at Starbucks, this love story was on. Jarriel popped the question a week before Valentine’s Day and Cassandra was overjoyed. See their romantic “I dos” here.
Photos: Nathan Pearcy Photography