City-Chic Engagement Session in NYC

Shahidah and Hernandez first met in high school during shared classes, setting the stage for their love story years later.

Reconnecting during a weekend trip with friends in Toronto, the sparks began to fly between them – remaining inseparable ever since. When the time came to take their relationship to the next level, Hernandez found the perfect proposal opportunity during a gondola ride in Venice, Italy. Shahidah and Hernandez look forward to making their love eternal in their chateau wedding this upcoming February in France. Read all about their wedding aspirations in this city-chic engagement in New York – featuring stationery by MunaLuchi Coterie member Black Paper Creative.

Bride & Groom-to-be: Shahidah & Hernandez
Occupations: Teacher & Operations Manager
Wedding Date: February 20, 2020
Wedding Location: Challain-la-Potherie, France
Location of Engagement Session: Central Park, NYC & New York Public Library

How did you meet? We met in high school. We had a class together. Years went by and we reconnected during All-Star weekend in Toronto on a trip with mutual friends.

Tell us about the proposal. Dez proposed to me on a gondola in a small canal in Venice, Italy. His extra special proposal was almost ruined due to a rain shower, but God saw fit for it to happen. I was in shock!

Describe your engagement session. We wanted a very elegant and classy photoshoot.

What did you do on your first date? On our first date, we went to Ricardo’s steakhouse in Harlem.

What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Travel, but mostly takeout and relax at home watching movies.

How has wedding planning been so far? Some good and stressful days but overall enjoyable.

Tell us what you’re looking forward to on the wedding day. Confessing our love with our family and close friends.

Photographer of Engagement Shoot: Arthur Hylton of Hylton Images
Bridal Stylist: Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides
Invitations: Giavonni French from Black Paper Creative
Wedding Venue: Chateau Challain


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