• Shaniqua & Martell ~ Romance & Recreation in the City of Wind

    Monday, December 5th 2011

    A few years ago, I won’t say how many, I was living away from home for the first time.  A college freshman with my best friend as my roommate, I was pretty much content to keep to myself and my dorm room.  The funny thing about life and college though, is that no matter how antisocial you may think you want to be, sometimes fate knows better.

    For me, fate knew to surround me with people who enjoyed a good laugh, and who reminded me of home.  Shaniqua was one of those people.   And though I eventually returned home to finish out my degree, I find that she’s one of the best things I ever got from going away.

    Now, one thing I love about Shaniqua is that when she does something, she does it flawlessly.  So when she announced her engagement to the ever handsome and charming Martell, you better believe one of the first things I did was to put in a CB bid.  I’m thrilled that she and Martell obliged, and in awe of how these captured moments highlight my city, my friend, and her beautiful love story through one fun-filled Chicago day(and night).

    Love Jones, anyone?

    Congratulations to my friend, the future Mrs. Gordon.  May you continue to be the bright spot in Martell’s life, that you have always been in mine.  (and don’t forget to shoot me some ceremony pics to highlight next July).

    Photos captured in Chicago, Illinois by Esenam Photography. “Original.  Spontaneous.  Professional.  In the Moment.”

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    Mrs.Tiye(pronounced TEE) is Regina Townsend; an eternal bride and writer who planned her 2005 wedding, with the help of ChocolateBrides.com, while completing a degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. A librarian by profession, Regina is also the author and Executive Director of TheBrokenBrownEgg.org for African American Infertility and Reproductive health.

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