Kareen and Pete‘s love story is one filled with lots of sweet moments. The Cameroonian couple met each other at Brontech Institute in 2014 which ushered in a beautiful love story that led to a surprise proposal on a yacht in Tampa. Their monochrome outfits with a blend of bubbly colours in the background make their pre-wedding shoot a sight to behold.
Counting down to #KareengotStovered!
How We Met
By the bride-to-be, Kareen
It was my second day at Brontech Institute, as I walked to my class, I peeped into one of the other classrooms and saw a familiar face which made me take a second look, and there was Pete, also trying to figure out the familiar face. We later found out we both belonged to the same group on Facebook.
After that day, Pete and I became good friends. One day after class, Pete offered to give me a ride home, when we got to my place, he tried to sneak a kiss on me and I hit my head so hard on the side glass trying to escape that kiss, it was very awkward
A year later, I needed a place to live in Philadelphia as I moved there for work and it turned out Pete was living in Philadelphia at the time. He was kind enough to take me in, the plan was for me to be there for about 2 weeks while finding my own place. We ended up living together for almost 6 months and our undeniable attraction for each other led us into each other’s arms and a romantic relationship pursued. It was however short lived as we hit some major lows and setbacks in our relationship that led to 2 breakups. While apart, we realized life with each other was all we both wanted and that brought us back together.
How We Met
By the Groom-to-be, Pete
My thirst for Kareen dates way back to my 3rd year in the university but yielded no fruits until 2014. One morning, I was taking a revision class when this light skin beauty walked pass my class. At that moment all my attention was lost, as I could not recover from the most attractive distraction I have ever seen.
One afternoon after giving a revision class, I told her friend Mandi to go ahead and leave her behind so she will need a ride home in which case I’ll gladly offer to give her a ride. And it went exactly as planned.
Once we got to her destination, as shy and scared of women as I am I couldn’t find the words to use so instead I reached out to hug her goodbye and she almost hit her head on the glass trying to escape, thinking it was a kiss. Well It was not a kiss, but that told me that she was thinking about it too. It was at that moment that I decided to preach the gospel according to Peter. A few months down the line she got a job in Philly and I offered to have her live with me while she got her own place. We got even closer as friends but we could not resist the obvious attraction that we had and became romantically involved.
By the bride-to-be, Kareen.
Last year, Pete came to me with this idea of a couple’s trip to Tampa, with his friends and their wives or girlfriends, I agreed to join him and was excited about it. Two weeks before the trip, he told me he couldn’t make the trip anymore because of a work training that coincided with the trip date. I didn’t think anything of this but little did I know there was more to this trip than met the eyes.
Two days to the trip, he informed me that the training had been canceled because almost everyone at his job was going to Houston to volunteer at the post-hurricane relief, which meant the trip was back on for him. These were all efforts on his end to distract me from the whole reason for the trip.
The excitement was all I felt and thought nothing of it still until we got to Tampa on Monday, September 4th, and while on a yacht, I turned around to find him on one knee, asking me to marry him. Biggest shock and surprise of my life that has led to my ‘forever-journey’ with this man I love. Of course, I said yes!