Everette Callaway, Brittani Saafir

Everette, 27, is a revenue analyst. Brittani, 25, is earning her Ph.D. in sociology. They live in Hyattsville, Md.

The Main Event: They’ll seal their love in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 16 by jumping the broom.

How They Met: Through a mutual friend when they were both students at Howard University.

First Impressions: “He was this dorky guy with a deep voice and a super-Southern accent.”

First Date: They saw the play “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” by August Wilson, on campus.

How he Proposed: After a trip to Philadelphia for her birthday weekend, which Everette called “Brittani-palooza.”

Most Stupid Fight: “We got into the longest argument about me wearing a CamelBak filled with wine to a college reunion tailgate event. She was sooo embarrassed, but we survived.”

Pet Names: She is “Lil Dude,” “Kiddeaux” or “Boo Bear.” He’s “Honey Bun.”

Their song: “Someone” by Musiq Soulchild. “The song came out during a time when we were defining what we are to one another,” Everette says.

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