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Makeda Shelton & Ikechukwu Chukwuelue — Minted

Makeda Shelton


Ikechukwu Chukwuelue

Makeda Shelton and Ikechukwu Chukwuelue

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How it all began

It all started with a simple comment under a picture in September 2013. Makeda posted a photo on Instagram stating that she would love to be taken on a date. Ike commented he would love to take her. Makeda was surprised by Ike response because she hadn’t met him on Talladega College’s campus yet. On Makeda’s birthday, Ike came back to campus to attend the Alpha's Founders' Day party. Makeda was sitting in the cafe wondering who the stranger was sitting with a bunch of guys she already knew. Her dance team told her his name was Ike and Makeda was finally able to put a face with a name. They spoke briefly at the party and messaged each other almost every day during winter break. When the semester started back up in January and they began dating.

In February 2014, Makeda took the Greyhound bus to Chicago to attend a funeral and Ike offered to drop her off at the bus stop. When she got to the car there was a HUGE teddy bear, a pack of sour punch straws, and a 2-liter bottle of Cream Soda. Even though Makeda wasn't going to be there on Valentine's Day Ike wanted to make sure that Makeda received her gifts. Makeda was shocked and couldn't believe that Ike went out of his way to make her feel so special. Makeda told Ike that if he had anything to ask her, he was not allowed to do it over the phone and that he should wait until she got back from Chicago. Ike waited until they reunited to ask Makeda to be his girlfriend. She said yes without any hesitation.

Here they are 9 years later and celebrating their 10 year anniversary on their wedding day.