Usman and Ann

Usman and Ann's Engagement in Dumbarton Oaks | Washington DC

How We Met

Usman met Ann back in 2017 when Ann came to a birthday party that he was hosting for a mutual friend of theirs. He had an instant attraction to her but being nervous to ask for her number, after this party, he proceeded to throw more parties where she would be in attendance until he got the courage to ask her for her number. Once he did, they were smitten and became best friends.

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Usman's Proposal in Dumbarton Oaks | Washington DC

How They Asked

Usman planned a really special day for Ann and then as an alias, he told her he was taking her to meet some of his friends from college at Dumbarton Oaks. Thankfully, Ann was not suspicious at all when Usman’s sisters urged her to buy a dressy outfit for the day and one of her friends took her earlier in the week to get her nails done.

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Usman’s sisters Amara and Sara met Brooke the photographer about 45 mins prior to the proposal to help her set up wherein the gardens Usman was planning to pop the question. Once they were set up, Usman brought Ann to the spot and got down on one knee and popped the big question and she said yes!

Special Thanks

Brooke Silverman
Photographer
James Allen
Ring