What says romance more than a proposal in Paris? That was the plan when Victor George popped the question to then girlfriend Aminat Nicol last August. Aminat thought Victor may be planning to propose when she arrived in Paris to meet up with her beau, but second guessed her intuition when he didn't propose when he arrived to pick her up from the airport. However, her hunch proved right later that day when Victor surprised her during an intimate dinner. Before the night was over Victor had proposed and Aminat didn’t hesitate to accept.
The loving couple met in Freetown, Sierra Leone while Aminat was there on vacation in 2010. Her cousin introduced the two while at a beach party, they exchanged numbers and set up another time to meet. There was an immediate connection, and Aminat and Victor wound up spending the remainder of her vacation in Freetown together.
The stylish young couple captured the romance of their engagement in this lovely e-session shot in Paris. Aminat and Victor started out at the historic Trocadero, which allowed for a great backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and ventured throughout the city’s landmarks for a scenic shoot.
Bride-to-be: Aminat Nicol
Groom-to-be: Victor George
Wedding date: 08/01/2015
Wedding location: Los Angeles, California
E-Session location: Paris, France
The First Date
Our first date was in Freetown, Sierra Leone. We had exchanged numbers when we met and decided that we would go to dinner and he would drive me around showing me the town afterward.
Favorite Thing to Do as a Couple
Victor and myself enjoy strolling different neighborhoods and being immersed in its culture and trying different places to eat. We mainly enjoy just being together at home, watching a movie or one of our favorite TV series.
The Engagement Session
Our engagement session was in Paris, France on August 2, 2014, which was also my 29th birthday! We didn’t have a theme, however, we wanted it to be timeless, classic and have amazing scenic backgrounds. I found the photographer online and was very happy because she was an American-English speaker. We had a few correspondences before the session and decided on two locations. The first location was the Trocadero, which allows for great shots of the Eiffel Tower. We strolled through the city and snapped at Pont Alexander Bridge, Pont des Arts (Love Lock Bridge) and ended at Notre Dame our second location. Our photographer Lindsey made us feel so comfortable and engaged us in conversation, which allowed us to be our natural selves.
How Wedding Planning Has Been
Victor and myself both come from West Africa so a large wedding is expected. However, we have been leaning towards a smaller more intimate setting while planning. My family has completely taken over the planning of the traditional wedding, to which I have NO objection.
Looking Forward to Most on the Wedding Day
We look forward to seeing our family and friends together in celebration, laughing and having FUN!
Photos by Lindsey Kent