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Our Story


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Our Story


Our Story...

It's been a long journey. Nine years to be exact. After all of the twists, turns, highs and lows, and losing one another  several times, we learned that every road led us back to one another. We're overjoyed to continue this journey together and to share it with you here. Looking forward to seeing you all in August!

- March 2015

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Meant to be


Meant to be


From Joy...

The definition of falling is to "to collapse; typically rapidly and freely without control." I fell  for Andre Jackson. With a love like ours I'm grateful for the nine years of ups and downs where we got to know each other...completely... inside and out... flaws and all. The man I fell for freely without feeling any sense of control turned into my best friend, confidant, support, and motivator. While falling  in love may not have been in my control, (which is difficult with a personality like mine), over the past nine years it's become clear that Andre and I are simply a logical equation. (I'm really comfortable with logic) No variable has ever successfully divided us. We are meant to be...

-March 2015

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Best Friends


Best Friends


From Andre...

I've always felt like Joy deserves the best and I've always felt confused as to why she "fell freely" for a guy like me. I eventually felt like I could live up to the responsibility of taking care of and providing for such a sweet, caring, intelligent, lovable woman. No one has been the friend that Joy has been to me. I'm grateful that no one else "snatched-her-up" in our times apart. I'm lucky to have the opportunity to marry Joy. I'm excited about making Joy a Jackson and creating a new chapter and legacy for our family. 

- March 2015

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He Proposed


He Proposed


I proposed to Joy while having brunch at The General Greene in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on February 13, 2015. She cried... I cried (a little)... another couple in the restaurant cried and sent us a glass of champagne to celebrate. Simple but unforgettable. 

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She said yes!


She said yes!


The video...

This is our story told through words, pictures and video. I surprised Andre when I presented this video and performed for him at our engagement party. Funny... he developed and allergy that caused his eyes to tear during the video. Weird, huh?


Old Photos


As of July 2015 Andre and I have been in touch and together for one year. Prior to that we hadn't spoken for nearly a year. All of the photos below were taken during one of our many times together prior to 2014, starting in 2006. The video above puts many of these pictures in context.