Tasia and Abiola

How We Met

Abiola and I met in 2006 during undergrad at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. We established a friendship a decade ago, and now we are planning a lifetime together! Our deep love and affection towards each other carried us through the years of ups and downs, twist and turns, triumphs and setbacks that ultimately led us to Paris, France on July 2nd, 2018 to celebrate the beginning of our journey of becoming Dr. and Mrs. Atanda!

how they asked

This past summer I visited Europe for the first time! My fiance, Abiola master planned everything, a wonderful summer vacation, and an amazing surprise proposal. Weeks prior to the proposal Abiola researched and hired a photographer, Antoine Monfajon, who helped plan and capture our special moment. The morning of July 2nd started early for us in Paris. I was told we were going to a morning awards reception for one of Abiola’s friends. Little did I know the award reception would be for me! All dressed we hopped in a taxi and headed over to the Eiffel Tower while taking selfies per Abiola’s request.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Paris, France

Tasia and Abiola's Engagement in Paris, France

However, the request was for a reason, Abiola sent the selfie of us to the photographer prior to our arrival so that we could be easily identified. We arrived and walked around for a few minutes while waiting for his friend to meet before the awards reception started. While waiting Abiola asked me to turn around and face the Eiffel Tower, so I did. I thought the request was normal because he often takes photos of me. But, this time it would be with a special twist…He alerted me and said” OK I got it”, “you can turn around now”. I turned and BOOM! My sweetie pie was on one knee and asked me to marry him! I said, yes, boo!

Special Thanks

Antoine Monfajon
 | Photographer
France 24
 | Videographer
James Allen
 | Ring