This weekend we travel to Chicago to celebrate Linda and Quentin and we can't wait!!! Check out their engagement story.
Quentin has always loved singing ever since he was a child. He was a member of the acapella group Shades of Brown while in college, and knew that he wanted to incorporate singing into his proposal. He wasn’t quite sure how, though. He asked his and Linda’s friends for advice and ideas. The brainstorming results weren’t so pretty...Ultimately, after researching local quaint places in Chicago he landed on an idea. There was a local Jazz club, Andy’s, that played live jazz music on the weekends. He thought it would be great if he could elicit the help of some jazz musicians in order to pull off his proposal. He called the manager at the club and explained his intent to propose during dinner at the club. Everyone at the club was AMAZING. They were super excited about the idea. They emailed the jazz quartet that would be performing that Friday and helped setup the evening. Quentin thought Ribbon in the Sky by the legendary Stevie Wonder would be the perfect song to share his love.
In order to make sure that Linda was oblivious, Quentin set it up with their friends for a double date at Andy’s. Quentin was nervous the whole night. They ate dinner. At the end of the quartets first set, the MC of the group stated “Usually I don’t do this, but we have an aspiring singer in the audience tonight. I remember when I wanted to get my start in the game; I wanted to take every opportunity I could to get up and sing in front of people. So, Quentin, come on up here!” Quentin rushed up before Linda knew what happened and the background to Ribbon in the Sky began. He introduced himself and sang the first verse and chorus. With the chords to Ribbon in the Sky echoing in the background, he jumped off stage professed his love for Linda and got down on one knee. At the end of his speech, Quentin said in Linda’s native tongue, Somali, “Ana wakujahli…mi i arose?” or “I love you…will you marry me?” and she said YES!