In the summer 0f 2012 Riham and James met through a mutual friend and became friends almost instantaneously. They spent their evenings going to concerts and trivia nights, all with their stellar group of friends. When Jamie started working in Manhattan in the winter of 2012, that added another level to their friendship as they became the Connecticut friends who now commuted to the city for work. Inevitably, that meant a lot of really early mornings and really late nights together. And, if you’re asking us, that’s a great way to start a relationship because they got I got to know each other for who they really were. During that time Riham grew to respect his character, work ethic, and drive while James grew to love her determined personality, while also taking note of her humor and how much she brightens up every room she walks in.
For about two years, these two remained friends. It wasn’t until Riham moved to the city and James began occasionally spending the night at her apartment that they realized there may be something more to their relationship. So it happened, one trivia night that she made the decision to talk to Jamie about pursuing a relationship with him. As that trivia night came along she saw him talking to a red-head at the bar and a fire ignited inside of her and we waltzed over to him and said “I need to talk to you right now.” She pulled Jamie to the back of the bar and sat him down. They were silent for a minute until she blatantly stated: “I think we should date.” She may have caught him off guard, but he answered with, “I think so too.” And while it may have all started with Trivia…there is nothing trivial about how perfect Riham and James are for each other. On the blog today! Link in profile! #aliciaannengagements