Chinyere and Nnaemeka’s love story is one of a kind, a brainy-kind of love, Literally! The bride, Chinyere, typical beauty and brain, bagged a Ph.D in electrical engineering from Stanford University, to which she became the third black woman to earn the degree from the university. She currently works as a machine learning researcher in Silicon Valley while her groom is a medical doctor also furthering his studies. Talk about girl power and power couple! The happy bride, shared how they first met, she revealed that: It all started with a phone call. I like to say it was love at first phone call. A friend of mine who I went to secondary school with, had written to me about his friend from medical school that was moving to the US for graduate school. He asked if I was open to talking with his friend about the graduate school experience. I told him I was no expert, but happy to help. Nnaemeka sent me a message on WhatsApp and I felt our discussion would be more productive over the phone. When he called me the first time, over the weekend, we spoke for over five hours! I thought it was a one-off occurrence but felt like I really connected with him. The next weekend, we spoke again for over five hours – let’s just say we weren’t sleeping much at night anymore!When he came to visit me and I saw him, I knew he was my husband because we had bonded over the phone and I liked what I saw. Following his first visit, we prayed and fasted together regarding marriage. Through that period, we further confirmed we shared similar values. I became more convinced he was the person I would spend the rest of my life with. The rest is history, as they say. I am so excited to do life with my “gentle giant.”The groom also shared his own part of the story when he said that: We had a phone call after a mutual friend of ours introduced us. Our conversation over WhatsApp started slowly, then peaked up and soon we were talking for hours. It didn’t take long to decipher that something was cooking. Upon relocating to the United States, we decided to meet each other. I remember seeing her for the first time at the airport and being full of excitement. We spent a few days together and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. Our relationship continued to blossom, and I soon made up my mind that this was it. During her visit to Chicago, I knelt down on one knee and popped the big question and she said YES!Our hashtag #ChiEmeka2018, is a combination of our names (Chinyere and Nnaemeka) which means “God has done well.” We truly believe our coming together is the Lord’s doing. Talking about their desired wedding, the couple revealed that: We wanted an intimate and classy wedding and were thrilled to have gotten that. The number of guests we had was very manageable and it did not feel overwhelming. It was amazing to see family and friends from all over the world come to celebrate with us. Prior to our wedding, we were a bit stressed with all that needed to be done but glad that it all came together. Having a wedding planner was very helpful, and the bride is a very detailed person lol. We made up our minds that on our wedding day, no matter what went wrong, we would enjoy ourselves because, by God’s grace, you only marry once. Thankfully, our wedding went well and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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