Liberian Love Story
Ruth started a new job in August 2016 and decided to start dating again. You know, "New job, New love". Not even a week after Ruth started her job, she received a text from an unknown number. It was Ebenezer Williams.
You see, one of Ruth's aunts had given Ruth's number to Ebenezer, in May of 2016, while he was visiting from North Carolina. Ruth's aunt is a firm believer of Liberians knowing other Liberians. Well, these two Liberians got to know each other as well as you can know a person over phone calls and texts.
After a month of calls and texts, Ebenezer and Ruth went on their first date. This was their first time seeing each other. Ruth remembers seeing Ebenezer walk towards her in his chill and swagger fashion. Ebenezer remembers seeing Ruth with her afro puff and energetic vibe. They liked what they saw. However, it was the four hour conversation about their dreams, goals and values that made the night simply unforgettable.
Ruth and Ebenezer nurtured their friendship over the next three months. Ebenezer's work trips to the DC area became more frequent allowing them to see each other more often. In January of 2017, Ebenezer moved back to Maryland. In November of 2018, he asked Ruth to be his wife and the rest will be the best!
We are so excited to get these two married at the Market at Grelen this weekend!
Here is their Rmred Love Story!
The story of how two people went from “just” prom dates to future husband and wife.
It all began in 2010 during their senior year of high school, when Bryce made the decision to ask Nikki to prom. He orchestrated an intricate promposal that included a scavenger hunt with balloons at each spot that Nikki popped to reveal hidden clues inside. The hunt led Nikki around their hometown, ending at her house where Bryce was waiting with flowers and the final clue that read “Will you go to prom with me?” And, of course, she said yes!
But, at this point, they were still only friends. They went their separate ways for college, and neither of them necessarily expected anything more to happen. But as they continued to talk constantly and visit each other, it was not until they were apart from each other that they realized how much they meant to each other. By October of their first year, they had made it official.
For the next seven years, Nikki and Bryce conquered college and the real world together. After graduating from the two greatest schools in the state of Virginia, they moved to Michigan to start their careers and their life (finally!) living together. Since then, they've been working together to make Plymouth, Michigan feel a little more like home!
In the fall of 2017, Bryce again had to orchestrate another elaborate plan to ask Nikki an even more important question. He planned to propose while they were home in New Jersey on Christmas break. On the absurdly cold night of December 30th, Bryce convinced Nikki to go into Palmer Square in Princeton with him for a "suit fitting" at J.Crew. As they walked towards J.Crew past the Palmer Square Christmas tree, Nikki noticed a man standing on the corner holding three balloons. As they approached, the man told Nikki that there was a promotion going on for J.Crew and if she popped one of the balloons she would get a coupon. Truth be told, at this point, Nikki knew that something was up and they were not just there for a suit...she popped one of the balloons and inside was a note that read “Will you marry me?” Nikki looked up to see Bryce down on one knee. She said “OF COURSE!” and the rest is history.
Photos by the Talented Sarah Houston