Shinelle and Macdale

How We Met

Unbeknownst to us, July 2008 marked the very beginning of our story. Shinelle was an aspiring premedical senior in college while I had just finished my first year of medical school. That summer, we were both participants in a summer enrichment program at Yale.

At the end of that summer, we had become friends but lost touch as we both focused on achieving our dream of being physicians which landed us hundreds of miles apart.

Little did we both know that fate would land Shinelle in NYC almost 6 years later where I was finishing training. We met up for drinks at Corner Social in Harlem and 4 years later we were there taking our engagement photos.

We look forward to a long lasting and prosperous marriage and are happy to have you all join us as we start our new lives together!

How They Asked

The summer of 2017 marked another milestone in our relationship. We were engaged at the Paris Las Vegas Restaurant overlooking the iconic Bellagio Hotel Fountains. A magician came to our table and did a series of card tricks and his last trick ended with my engagement ring & Macdale proposing!

After Macdale proposed, most of my closest family members and friends (including my wonderful bridesmaids) surprised me with their presence at our engagement party immediately after!


Special Thanks

ILE Events
 | Planner
Corner Social
 | Engagement session location
Klips Haircare
 | Hair