Last Valentine’s Day, DePaul gave his longtime girlfriend Kendra the best gift ever — an engagement ring! Now they’re floating on cloud nine and headed down the aisle.
When grad student and media specialist Kendra, 26, first met loan closer Paul, 26, love was the furtherest thing from her mind. Little did she know, God had a different plan in store for her. They were out with a group of friends so they didn’t talk much at all. She doesn’t even remember meeting him that night, but he says he saw her around the city a few times after that, each time thinking he had to make his move. He finally did at a friend’s party and you know how the rest of the story goes.
Kendra is ready to commit 100 percent to her new life with DePaul, and she’s looking forward to celebrating every step by his side. “When we’re finally husband and wife, I can’t wait to buy a house and host annual holiday dinners,” she says.
“I think Paul chose me to be his wife because I listen, we laugh together and I want the best for him,” says Kendra. “I’m forgiving and I’m a little bossy (deep down, I think he likes that about me!). And on top of all that, we’re best friends.”
“He knows me, and he knows the way I think," Kendra shares. “I have never shared this much of myself with anyone. I’ve been known to have a little of an attitude. Once I realized Paul could handle it, I knew he could handle any other flaw I have."
This spring, Kendra and DePaul plan to make it official during a modern “lovebirds” themed wedding with lots of purple, navy and lime décor. They haven’t picked a honeymoon location just yet, but they’re hoping for some fun in the sun. Leave your well wishes for them below! Want to see your engagement photos featured on ESSENCE.com? Email us now!