Telia Royal and Roderick Crochett are to be married July 15, 2017, at a hotel in Seattle, Wash.
Telia, 22, works as an intern. She graduated from Hampton University in 2016.She is a daughter of Mark and Teresa Love Royal of Seattle, Wash.
Roderick, 25, is employed by CMG. He plans to graduate from Dallas Baptist University in 2018. Roderick is a son of Robert and Cythina Crochett of Seattle, Wash.
The week of Telia’s birthday, her roommate and play brother set her up. “I was getting a late birthday dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Virginia Beach. My play brother called when my roommate and I arrived at the restaurant and said he wouldn’t be able to make it,” said Telia.
She was furious because they had to drive across the water to get to the restaurant. “If he knew he couldn’t make it, he should have rescheduled,” said Telia.
About 30 seconds later, Roderick walked around the corner and knelt down on one knee. He had flown all the way from Texas.
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