Sometimes when our Perfect Wedding Guide Head Over Heels Team gets Real Wedding or an Engagement Story submission it makes us squeal just a little bit.
This Engagement Story has all the feels and these two handsome young men are getting married NEXT WEEKEND!
Phillip and Darius were even kind enough to share their #weddinghashtags with us, you know we will be following along!!!
Here is what Darius and Phillip said about how they met, and their life together:
Almost 7 years of being in a committed relationship; 8 years of friendship; and months of wedding planning— can all be traced to a single moment on Twitter.
It started by pressing ‘follow’ and sending a ‘direct message’.
Then came a romance that neither of us ever expected. The initial conversation was all about the uniqueness of two young men from the same city in Louisiana both moving to Washington DC (in the same month and year), but for different reasons.
One of us moved to attend Howard University and the other to work on Capitol Hill for a senator. Although we didn’t know each other back home, knowing each other from that moment changed our lives.
Starting with a friendship was very important because we learned about each other and spent quality time without forcing a relationship until we were ready. Our compatibility was noticeable and our connection was organic.
We have seen each other grow in so many ways over the years: as students pursuing degrees; as young professionals starting our careers (Darius as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Phillip as a Lobbyist); and as young men “coming out” to our families.
We’ve seen friends come and go; opportunities seized; and the pains of being young Black gay men from the south.
Seasons have come and gone, we’ve held onto each other to make every moment count.
We continue to reside in Washington DC and have a lovely home and a wonderful dog named Jaxon.
Twitter was the perfect place for us to meet because now we get to follow each other for the rest of our lives.
Congratulations Darius and Phillip, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and can’t wait to see your wedding photos!
You know we’ll be following your wedding hashtags.
Darius and Phillips engagement photos by Keyla S. Photography