How did you meet?
Initially, we met through a mutual friend. A few months passed by, and we met again while out having drinks with friends.
What is your favorite memory together?
Our favorite memory would have to be our wedding that just happened on September 26th. It was amazing to hear each other’s vows while surrounded by the most supportive group of people. There isn’t a thing that we would have changed regarding our wedding day.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome together?
Our biggest challenge has been ensuring that we remain progressive while paving the way for LGBTQ+ couples to come. At times we’ve had to pull back and question ourselves if we were doing things for tradition and society’s standards rather than for our passion. In return, this has made us more confident and allowed us to curate a custom culture fitting to our relationship.
Tell us your favorite thing about one another.
Rashad: I love the confidence that Daras exudes day in and day out.
Daras: My favorite thing about Rashad is that he pushes me to be a better person every day, even when he isn’t aware of it.
What’s in the future for you both?
While we cannot tell what the future holds, we can say that our future will be filled with love. Family and friends are very important to us, so we will continue to develop our relationships and maybe even start a family of our own. Also, we always pray for continuous life successes and personal growth.
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We would just like to tell anyone reading this that love is possible. We all have our insecurities, but those thoughts are not real. You are beautiful, and you matter. Please continue to be good, nice people. Put love into the universe, and it will reciprocate.
Photography by Zach Barron Visuals