Full names: Rachel Palmer & Donte Hodge
Occupations: Computer Programmer & Claims Adjuster
Wedding date: 02-23-19
Wedding location: The Grand Marquise Ballroom, Garner N.C
Their Love Story
"We met at Norfolk State University at a large gym party.I spotted him from all the way across the gym, and I would like to mention I have pretty bad eyesight. I look back now and joke that, that was God’s first sign to me. We dated on and off during college and we got pretty serious once I graduated from Norfolk State. The proposal was at my 27 birthday dinner and we were in the Dominican Republic (for the second time). We had an amazing trip and just went snorkeling with sting rays and sharks. I really didn’t think the trip could get any better. Later at night during my birthday dinner as the hotel staff was singing me happy birthday, the music stops and Donte gets up from the table and gets on one knee. And for the first time ever, I cried happy tears (after the extreme rush of astonishment subsided).The irony about the location of the proposal is that, two years ago this was the same place he asked me to be his girlfriend."