Nikki & Amena: Going to the Chapel

Amena and Nikki were engaged on March 22, 2014.

Amena and Nikki were engaged on March 22, 2014.

Amena was pretty much done looking for love when Nikki came, unexpectedly, into her life in September 2012. Two years after their first meeting, this Maryland couple is happily planning their fall 2015 wedding. Amena, a university LGBT program coordinator, and Nikki, an art teacher and artist, have agreed to let Black Lesbian Love Lab tag along over the next year as they plan their wedding.

“When I got engaged, I’ve never been so sure about anything. It sounds crazy even for me to say that,” Amena said.

“Buying the ring was instinctive,” agreed Nikki. “It was like I was supposed to do it.”

For this fabulous duo, it was all a matter of perfect timing. “This was like it was supposed to happen and it wasn’t supposed to happen before this,” Amena said. “When we first met, we know a lot of the same people, there have to have been times when we were in the same place at the same time and never met. … The universe was like, ‘You ain’t ready. Finally in September in 2012 we were finally ready.”

Occasionally we’ll share photos and stories leading up to this Maryland couple’s special day. If you have questions for Amena and Nikki, please share them in the comment section.
We’d love your feedback! Also, there are certain wedding-planning elements that you’d like to see them share, please let us know!
Click on the links below for more of their story: 

Amena & Nikki: Our DIY Wedding Will Have Handmade Charm

Nikki & Amena Talk Wedding Budget and Reveal Their Most Expensive Item

Nikki & Amena Talk Shopping for Wedding Outfits from a Black Lesbian Perspective

Nikki and Amena Marry in a Symphony of Love

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