Tender Love 2

Jibri & Salvia’s Love Story

“Tender love. Love so tender. Holding me close to you. Baby, I surrender.” Every time they gaze into each other’s eyes, Jibri and Salvia think of the words from the classic love song by Force MDs. It all began at a college alumni party at Loew’s Hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the night came to an end and Salvia was about to head home, her best friend, Corey, said someone wanted to meet her.

Jibri approached her, saying, “Just give me five minutes.” After meeting this tall, handsome man with an incredible smile, Salvia was hooked. After their first date, the two became inseparable. Jibri knew he had found his dream girl and the one that was meant for him. Salvia knew she was the luckiest girl in the world and she admired everything about Jibri, including his strength, intelligence and passion.

Fast forward exactly five years from the night they met to a surprise trip to New York. Jibri kneeled on one knee at the rooftop atrium of a hotel directly across from Central Park and asked Salvia to marry him. Of course, she said, “Yes!”

The whirlwind New York weekend included a helicopter ride, walks in Central Park, a visit to Times Square, dining in Brooklyn and loads of love. The newly engaged couple will marry this fall at the Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta.

Jibri Fox has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Wilberforce University, where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is currently a managing partner of BIIGDATA Solutions, a cloud strategy IT firm. Salvia Y. Smith has a bachelor’s in English and Political Science from Spelman College, where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also has a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is currently a partner at the law firm of Smith & Brown, LLC, and a Magistrate Court Judge in Clayton County, Georgia.