Diamond and Jyron met on December 3, 2016. Summer, who is a close friend of Jyron and line sister of Diamond, decided to play matchmaker before the couple met. Jyron’s interest was piqued, but Diamond was hesitant. A few weeks later, the two were at an Alpha party where Jyron decided to make his move. After introducing himself to Diamond and having some casual conversation, they exchanged numbers. Over the next four months, they got to know each other better, and on April 29, Jyron led the charge, and they made it official.
Bride: Diamond McNeil, 26, Program Manager
Groom: Jyron Eaton, 26, Construction Management
Place of Residence: Atlanta, GA
Engagement Shoot Location: Del Friscos, Dunwoody, GA
Wedding Date: March 18, 2023
After about five years of dating, Jyron felt it was time to make the next step in their relationship. He began preparing for the proposal in December 2021 and initiated the ring shopping process. In January, Jyron shared with Diamond that his family was planning to have a brunch celebration for his birthday. On March 12, 2022, Diamond walked into Jyron’s “birthday brunch” to see several familiar faces. She was initially confused but quickly realized it was a proposal. Jyron asked the big question and Diamond said, “Of course.” They partied the rest of the day away with their loved ones in true Diamond and Jyron fashion.
For the Groom: Walk us through the behind the scenes of creating this special day:
After deciding that it was time to take the next step in our relationship, I began ring shopping. I then reached out to Diamond’s parents to receive their blessing. At that same time, I began talking with my mom and aunt on what I wanted this day to look like. Diamond and I both enjoy brunch
and bottomless mimosas, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the day. I gave my aunt, of Prelude Events Studio, the small details, and she ran with it. Once everyone was informed, the hardest part was keeping it a secret. We managed to make it to the day without her being 100% certain that it was happening.
Were there any memorable moments during the shoot?
We were in the restaurant before it opened; however, the bartender was already there to serve us drinks. It served as an opportunity for our photographer and videographer to get to know us better (and vice versa).
What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?
Having the opportunity to celebrate our love with our family and friends. We will be able to see the payoff of the sacrifices that we have made with our family come to life.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss.
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