Our love story:
Gina and I went on our first date at the Dave Matthews Band Caravan on Governors Island, New York on a beautiful Friday evening, August 26, 2011 (the eve of Hurricane Irene!). After almost 2 years of our love affair, I was dying to ask her to marry me, and couldn't help but envision proposing to her at a Dave Matthews Band concert - which would bring our love story to full circle.☺
So after receiving blessing from Dad Eloge and Mom Ginette Antilus with Mom Rose Mensah's prayer, I proposed to Gina and she accepted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Dave Matthews Band Concert on Jones Beach, New York!
Please check out the proposal video
Gina Alexandra Antilus grew up in Queens, NY though she sometimes still claims Brooklyn, NY, where she was in fact born, as home. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eloge Antilus, who are both natives of Haiti. She is the fourth of five (very close knit) children. She graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Government and Politics in 2005. She also received her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in 2008.
Gina has used her legal background and her degrees in the area of family, labor relations, and education. She is very passionate about children's rights, education equality, family, and good food. She enjoys traveling, baking, and a good laugh. Gina acknowledges God as the great director of her life, and is cognizant of the fact that ultimately He is in control. Her personal mantra is "Be yourself and do not allow the world to take control, because preserving your identity is life's most precious goal."
Ernest grew up in Ghana with two sisters and his parents having to relocate to different cities and towns throughout his childhood until his sojourn to the United States for his college education. Ernest graduated summa cum laude from Claflin University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy and Religion.
Ernest's passion is problem solving and creative thinking. Professionally, he applies his skills at solving problems as vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in New York City working as a capital markets technical consultant. Prior to BAML, he was a senior business analyst at Goldman Sachs. Ernest brings his passion to bear serving as mentor and adviser to college and high school students in the Sponsor for Educational Opportunity (SEO) programs, and as a board director for Girls Quest, a non-profit organization in New York City for disadvantaged young girls.