Shawniel Bullock and Vishan Chamanlal

Shawniel Bullock and Vishan Chamanlal


📷: Stacy Smith Studios 

Bride’s hometown: Bridgeport, CT.

Groom’s hometown: Pawtucket

Wedding date: September 2, 2017

Wedding venue: Pawtucket

Tell us how you met:

Our love story began in the Fall of 2011. Vishan, originally from Rhode Island, relocated to Connecticut for work and was encouraged by coworkers to try online dating. I, determined to find my soulmate, also made the decision to try online dating. With a lot of faith and God’s intervention we crossed paths.

It only took a few dates for us to realize that we were destined to be together forever. What attracted me to Vishan was his kindness, his big heart, and his genuine care towards me. I knew God had given me exactly what I needed.

Vishan says,”I knew immediately Shawniel would be my wife. She and I have a very special relationship based on love, support, and appreciation towards each other. Plus she supports my video games.”

After five years of dating, we have learned what it takes to build a solid foundation for marriage. These experiences have strengthened our admiration and appreciation for each other.

We moved to Providence, Rhode Island in the Fall of 2014 and fell love with the city’s charm. It was only fitting that our city chic engagement shoot took place in Providence. Photo Credits: Stacy Smith Studios.

Tell us your proposal story:

Vishan told me in the first few months of dating that I would be his wife and he was already saving for the ring he knew I deserve. After four years of dating and careful planning, Vishan proposed to me on a cozy Christmas morning in 2015. I was pleasantly surprised! What made the day even more special was being in the presence of our family. I could not have imagined a more beautiful experience!


1 comment

  1. What a beautiful African American couple. Thank you for representing Black love. This is an inspiration for me to see love in my community. Such a beautiful couple with a great story. God bless your union and good luck.

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