Essence Magazine Winner of, “Will You Marry Me” Contest


We met bride, DeKeisha and her maid of honor at a New York City Bridal show. After meeting with Dekeisha, Ebiakpo and the maid of honor for the consultation they selected John Bayley Photography Studio. Dekeisha later mentioned they were winners of the Essence, Will You Marry Me ?” contest. We felt compelled to share their remarkable love story. This is the winning proposal letter to Essence that won many hearts.
“Dear DeKeisha,
I was instantly attracted to you during a chance meeting on a ski trip to Boston. But I could’ve kicked myself for not getting your number immediately. As fate would have it, we ran into each other a month later in New York. I remember telling my cousin, “I’m going to marry this woman.” You were so warm and giving. In 2007, when you were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I was heartbroken. The disease only made me realize that I never want to leave your side. You once asked me if I could meet anyone, who would it be. The answer is, and always will be, our children. I can’t wait until we start our family. Will you marry me?”

We created a brief synopsis in video form to articulate their wedding day! The song that immediately came to mind was “I Found You” by BeBe Winans. We felt that the lyrics of this song exemplifies the story of DeKeisha and Ebiakpo. They exchanged nuptials, and became man and wife August 2010. John Bayley Photography Studio had the sincere pleasure to bring their vision into fruition.

Please click on Daily News Link to read entire story.

Photographer:John Bayley
Videography by Louis
Daily News Article: Eloise Parker
Reception:Landmark on the Park (Darius Lang Events Manager)
Song (I Found You): BeBe Winans


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