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Ladonna & Darnell

About the bride: LaDonna is 24 years old and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. She currently works as a nuclear reactor inspector.

About the groom: Darnell is 25 years old and received a degree in computer engineering. He’s currently working as a technology consultant.

Time together: Two and a half years

Engagement date: January 1, 2008

Why he’s the one: “I don’t remember the exact moment that I knew Darnell was the one, but I do remember praying to God one day that if he just let me have Darnell to spend the rest of my life with, my prayers would be answered.”

Why she’s the one: “She inspires me to be the best person that I can be and I find myself falling in love with her more and more every day.”

Imagine the romantic setting of the Egyptian pyramids and your greatest love standing beside you taking it all in. Then imagine topping it all off with a surprise proposal. That’s what happened to LaDonna when Darnell pulled off his long-awaited plan of asking his college sweetheart and best friend to marry him.

LaDonna and Darnell first met at a college career fair in Boston. Darnell said that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. They talked for only a moment and went their separate ways, but Darnell said he was constantly thinking about her and couldn’t get her out of his mind.

Little did he know that fate was on his side.

The two bumped into each other several times over the next five days, and by the end of the week, Darnell had asked her on a date. LaDonna knew that their connection was undeniable.

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