Before Arthur and Jennifer’s Brooklyn Bridge park engagement session took place, many years before these two lovebirds first met as teenagers at Cornell University. Fast forward to Saturday, June 6, 2015, how ironic would it be that at the last minute, Jennifer and Arthur both decided to attend Cornell’s Sesquicentennial (150th) celebration and the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) Reunion in Ithaca, NY.
Jennifer was traveling from Arizona; as Arthur was traveling back from a friend’s wedding that evening in New Jersey. They both gathered together at the “sweatbox”, a party held at Ujamaa Residential College at Cornell University. That evening after dancing for some time, Jennifer and Arthur found themselves talking non-stop and reconnecting with each other.
After the weekend, Jen returned to Arizona to finish out her final year of medical school. The conversation that started in the sweatbox that June 6th evening would lead to a 13-hour conversation a few weeks later…
On Friday, June 17, 2016, Arthur surprised Jennifer with an elaborate engagement in Paris, the city of love. Her cousin Eleonore, who was living in Paris at the time, helped Arthur organize the special day; special surprise guests included Jennifer’s brother Patrick, her nephew Caleb and her best friend Adepero!
Their love story has been filled with synchronicities and miracles with the Lord leading them in every step of the way. Be sure to stay tuned this June on the 17th day of the month, as Jennifer and Arthur’s love story continues as they are surrounded by their loving family and closest friends as they become husband and wife at Marquand Chapel at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their journey to becoming man and wife. Thank you, Arthur and Jennifer, for allowing me to be part of this amazing season in your lives!