"I knew Rick was the one when we reunited and started the process of getting to know each other the second time around," says Kendra. "He was the same Rick but he was also different, and in a great way. We both had grown during our time apart. The more time we spent together, the more I knew that our reunion wasn’t by coincidence, and that God had brought us full circle and back together after five years for a purpose."
"I am a movie buff and he is a fitness buff so we find time to do both," Kendra shares. "We go to the movies a lot or we’ll have a movie night and game night with our friends. We both love to eat, so we enjoy trying new restaurants, so it’s a good thing we enjoy working out together too. We also love going out to listen to live jazz."
"He picked out a beautiful princess cut halo engagement ring (vintage style)," says Kendra. "We looked at rings a year before he proposed so that he could see what I liked, but I never picked one out. He did this on his own. And he did a fabulous job!"
"It’s a blessing that we get along with each other’s families so well," says the bride-to-be. "That has always been important to me. Both of our parents are really happy for us. Rick and my dad have similar personality traits and they can talk for hours. He says the same about his mother and me."
"The first day that I saw her I was enamored with her," says Rick. "Then, when I spoke to her and the conversation flowed smoothly, she really hooked me in playing hard to get. I didn’t have her phone number for the first two weeks of us beginning to talk. Seriously! I felt this was similar to mission impossible. Ha!"
Kendra tells us that she will NOT be a bridezilla. "No way!" she says. "My personality is way too laid-back for all of that drama. I am very particular about what I like/dislike, but I understand that some things may not turn out exactly as planned (as long as that doesn’t include my hair and makeup) Ha! I don’t have any demanding requests for my bridesmaids either. I have a couple of must-haves that I want for myself and the wedding overall, but I’m carefree for the most part."
"I am a laid-back bride," Kendra promises. "I plan to keep some wedding traditions, but I also want to do things with a twist to reflect our personalities, so there will be a blend of tradition and new. I like to be unique and creative and think outside of the box. I guess that makes me a modern bride."