Brandon & Erin
If You Let Her Tell It...
If You Let Him Tell It...
December 2016, my sister/cousin, Denise and I were on our way back to the DMV after being home for Christmas. She and I were chilling at my place, talking and sipping wine. Of course, we were talking about dating, and she mentioned online dating. She thought I should create a profile and try Bumble. After some discussion and much back n’ forth, she convinced me. Oh, it wasn’t easy... this was after we killed two bottles of champagne, that I agreed! I did so with one stipulation, 30 Days. 30 Days simply because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to invest the time in online dating again.
It was Day 28, I swiped, and this picture of a very well-dressed man appeared. So I swiped through the profile and saw he was a Kappa, okay... well let’s swipe right and see what happens. So I waited... a day or two passed and I received notification that there was a connection. I sent a message and went on about my day, thinking about what will be, will be. When I look back on it, I admit, I eagerly awaited what would happen in these last two days. Day 29, well well well, what do we have here? A message from this cutie! We texted that day back and forth over Bumble. Eventually, we exchanged contact information, and we spoke daily on the phone or via email for about a month and a half before we finally went out on our first date. I let three people know where I was at all times (you can never be too cautious)!
Our first date was amazing; it went on for hours... we met for a happy hour, then we decided to go bowling, we had such great conversation and enjoyed one another’s company, we decided to go to Chili’s for a nightcap! Mind you, it was a “school night,” and I didn’t get home until almost 1 AM. I had such an amazing time and talked about that night for days. Then our second date was just as amazing! I was flying back from a business trip, and Brandon was leaving a training class. He knew from conversations that I loved seafood especially, Blue Crabs! We met at a restaurant that was new to us. When we looked at that menu, we were shocked at the price for a Dozen! Being from SC, I wasn’t used to those prices; this was the price for a Bushel in Beaufort. But he was a man after my own heart, we both were down for the cause, we ordered, ate and complained about the price. But we enjoyed each other’s company so much; the cost did not even matter. I have eaten more crabs in the year and half that we were together, then I had in the eight years I had lived in Maryland.
Fast forward to July 4th, 2018. Before 23 of my family members, his oldest daughter, and his parents on FaceTime, he got on one knee and asked me to marry him. You know the rest of the Story!
Till this day, we are still laughing and keeping a smile on one another’s face, (and still buying overpriced crabs). He still gives me butterflies when I see him or see he’s calling or texting. I love him and can’t wait to call him my Husband... My Honey-Do!!
Where do I start? It was a slightly cold and lonely February in 2017 when I met the “Love of My Life.” You may be wondering how I became so lucky; sooooo I will let you in on the secret. Trying my luck, I sent Erin a message on Bumble the day after Valentine’s Day, and she replied. I guess I should give a shout out to Denise for starting her account because without her we wouldn’t be here, so THANK YOU DENISE.
As we began to talk we began to realize we had a lot in common particularly a love for crabs. For our first date, we went to Frisco Tap House in Gambrills, MD, which was the agreed location and someone ended up at the Blue Dolphin. After a brief attitude from the other party, they came to Frisco’s. Before my PYT pulled up, I had to give my boy my location just in case she had a few loose screws lol. The date went well, and I will say it laid the foundation for our relationship AND I didn’t even have to phone a friend for the fake emergency phone call. I’m trying to think what happens next, oh yeah Erin went out of town for work, and I must say I was a little pressed to see her again, so we scheduled a meet up for when she came back. We went to a crab place in D.C. where we paid about $80 for a dozen crabs.
After we dated for a while and she stayed at my house using up all my electricity, I decided I want to marry this amazing woman that had become my best friend. Now the hard part was in store; I had to talk to her father. What better place to talk to her father than “Pink Ice” in Hilton Head, SC. When her father gave me that blessing, I was the happiest man in the world because I knew she was going to say “yes.” Being the BOSS that I am, I had some of her close family to help me propose on July 4th a special one.
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"Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are"
These are the people who have grown through various stages of life with us.
This day would be incomplete without them and we are honored to have them by our sides for this unforgettable milestone.
~Brandon & Erin
Matrons of honor
La Chelle Watkins
Robert Thomas III
James Watkins, III
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