This Bride and Groom Danced to “JuJu on the Beat” and “Wipe Me Down” on Their Wedding Day! The video went viral with over 6 million views and counting!
The Bride's Story:
They say first impressions are everything. Well, if that’s the case Snap and I would not be where we are today. I still remember laughing at him from across the room in a house party as he danced on every female that crossed his path. I actually knew of Snap before I got to really know him. It was only so many African-American people at our school, so it was hard not to know of each other. I knew of him as a party-goer, a ladies man (with a lot of drama) and I left it at that. Even when fate kept dropping him in my life – he sat in front of me in class, we partied with the same friends, we ended up in the same study groups – I left it at that. We really had no interest in each other (I don’t believe it on his behalf).
It wasn’t until 2011 on Twitter that I let it (us) happen. It all started with a numbers game everyone was playing. You were supposed to inbox a number to a person and they respond with an anonymous message. When I sent him my “secret number” I was just looking for some laughs with my girlfriends, while he was obviously looking for something special. He replied ” 4790 I can really see myself being with you, you’re different”. My friends and I laughed all night and decided to push this “crushing stage” a little further. I got his number from a friend and as soon as I texted him I received his 6-7 page text messages. I thought, this boy is crazy! After passing the phone around to my friends and laughing at his text messages I started to feel bad. I thought well maybe he’s not that bad.
Eventually the text became library visits, the visits became flowers, and when flowers eventually turned into food daily I thought ” sheesh he might be the one”. His consistency and confidence really won me over. Although it took some time, I finally let my guard down and we were left with so much in common. From our love for family to our beliefs in God we were able to really hit it off with each other. He turned out to be the complete opposite of what I had assumed about him. Fast forward to the bad part, I had to move away. At the time moving away seemed like the worst thing, but looking back, it really was what made us closer. Being apart was an everyday reminder of what we had and we couldn’t let it go.
The Groom's Story:
Man oh man. This is really crazy but on February 9th, 2011 it really went down in the DM, long before anybody was singing those lyrics to a beat. Till this day Key swears that she was just playing with me, when she sent me a direct message to my twitter account. I on the other hand, knew she wanted me all along and that she was just using this game to bait me in. I will admit a few things, it was a big game that night, and I responded with like a mini novel that I knew she wasn’t ready for. So she may have had a ball that night showing her girls the text exchanges, but I knew that I was the real winner at the time. Key was everything to me. I remember the next day rushing into the locker room telling Ryan and Doug “Bro I’m about to get on Keyonta”…with the biggest smile on my face. Next thing you know….WALAH MAGIC!!
I will say prior to that night, or actually prior spring 2010 I did not like Keyonta, despite us crossing paths often. We even took a class and worked on an entire group project together and still there was nothing there. She was a completely different person than the one that sent me a DM. She was just so LOUD!!! Like everything was loud from her hair (them braids tho), her wardrobe (those matching belts & bracelets), her attitude (she fought at every party, but she got hands though lol), just an all-out YELL!! It wasn’t until I actually got to hang out with her a few times that I noticed how cool of a chick she was. From pop-ups to my room, to her party buses, and going out to eat with her friends, she kept getting finer and finer and continued to grow on me, and each instance she would indirectly let me know she wanted me. So again that DM was a setup and all a part of her plot. That DM led to so many special moments for us, from texting each other all night, our “the game” watch parties, library dates, just everything we’ve ever done. I just want to take this here clause to say Thank God for social media platforms, thank God for twitter accounts, thank God for inboxes, and Thank God for the numbers games. Won’t He Do it!! Most importantly, I thank God for you.
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