Tania and Rene Haitian-Nigerian Proposal Love Story 🇳🇬 🇭🇹 #TheOsualaWedding

November 17, 2019 Comment

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We love how love connects people of different backgrounds together. Today, it is the #TheOsualaWedding couples reminding us of the fact that love transcends cultures and nationalities. You’d love to see it.

The beautiful Haitian-American bride, Tania Nurse, and her Nigerian prince, Rene Osuala got us all up in our feelings with the romantic proposal at Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla. Their love story is super cute too. They met in 2003 at a college computer lab. Then went from being seat partners to friends and are now counting down to spending forever together. 

The bride-to-be, Tania shares the full story of how they met and how the proposal played out. Read all about it below. When you are done, check out more proposals and love stories here.

 

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How did you both meet?

“Being the dutiful college student, I chose an empty computer lab to work on a paper. In the midst of drafting the perfect paper, René walks into the computer lab, passes row after row (seriously seven rows) of empty computer stations and sits right next to me. He puts his bag down and asked me, “How do I turn this computer on?” Of course, I helped this cute guy turn on the computer.”

“We went on our first date visiting Central Park, The Met and his first experience on the NYC subway but things ended terribly wrong, so we became friends instead until the summer of 2014. We were now older, seasoned by life and more importantly, both single! Rene always says “every car has its driver”, we’ve been drivers for each other’s cars ever since.”

 

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How did he propose? Proposal location and Proposal date.

” It was at Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla BWI on his birthday, Nov 1st. 2019. I planned a birthday getaway to Anguilla for his 36th year of life once realizing he worked for two months straight without a weekend off, the timing would be perfect for his first weekend off during his birthday weekend. I planned so many surprises for him around Anguilla. One in particular, sabering a bottle of champagne at 6pm sharp and a romantic beachside dinner at 6:15pm. After enjoying the beach, we were running short on time to make our 6pm surprises. Rene insisted I put my heels on for dinner and I refused because I wanted to run to his surprises and be on time.”

 

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“I ended up rushing out of our hotel room with the heels on. As we were headed to dinner, I jokingly gave his pockets a “ring check” and commented “no ring?” We arrived to his first surprise and he gave me the “this crazy Gemini” look at the saber technique. I knew he would master on his first try. He does. The cork was swiftly sabered like a pro.” 

“We then sat for our dinner and decided to change our seats to a more cozy setting. While having dinner we are serenaded by the honey sweet, angelic voice of a local Anguillan singer, Jenique. I took the opportunity to ask Jenique if she wouldn’t mind singing happy birthday to my boyfriend. She warmly obliges and her rendition brought tears to my eyes. Rene then started to smile profusely and I could tell he was consumed with a happy thought but wasn’t sharing. We continued to talk, have dessert and take in our surroundings. Rene then told me he had to go to the bathroom”

 

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“Unknown to me, Kelvis, a staff at the hotel took him back to our room to get the ring! As he was in the “bathroom” Jenique covered “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton. I asked the male manager to grab Rene out the bathroom, so he would not miss one of his favorite songs. He missed the song. After five minutes went by, I texted Rene to see if he was ok, no reply.”

“The manager walked up to our table and starts up a convo with me. He looked nervous. While we were chatting, Rene returned from the ‘bathroom’ and I hear his voice coming from Jenique’s mic. I looked over and thought out loud “What is Rene doing up there?” giving him the “this crazy Scorpio” look. The manager suggested Rene to sing, to which I replied; Rene doesn’t know how to sing. Rene begins to profess his love for me, apologizing for the interruption and asks me to join him at the microphone.”

 

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“The manager told me he would record the moment and picked up my phone. Still not suspecting a proposal, since I knew Rene would never travel with something so expensive. I joined Rene at the microphone. Jenique has given up her prized possession microphone to this man who’s crazy in love.” 

“His words fanned me with love and admiration, acknowledging who I am to his life, “the best partner” with this electrifying energy I’ve never seen before. Using my full government name, on a bent knee, with the dark skies full of bright stars, Rene Osuala, the young man who sat next to me all those years ago asked if I would marry him.”

 

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What’s your wedding date and location? Also, What are you looking forward to most on your wedding day?

“We are getting married in summer 2020. We are looking forward to extending the commitment in our hearts in front of God & our families.”

 

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Write a love note.

Tania: “One word, You.”

“Rene is an amazing human being and I feel beyond blessed and honored he chooses me everyday to love and show me commitment, dedication, faith and loyalty. I thank God for him.”

 

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My Afro Caribbean Wedding and My Precious World team wishes the beautiful couple a lifetime of love and happiness. Find Afro Caribbean wedding vendors to help curate your wedding day to perfection. Best wishes and much love.

Catch up on more wedding features and love stories on My Afro Caribbean Wedding, and even more love stories and wedding inspirations on My Precious World.

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Bride to Be: @tjners

Groom to Be: @roodmd

Proposal Venue – @belmondcapjuluca

Wedding page: @theosualawedding

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