Program analyst/ system administrator
Aug 10, 2019
Prep - Courtyard by Marriott Greenbelt
Ceremony / Reception - Martin's Crosswinds
How You Met
We met at prom in 2008 (although Kenneth was dating someone at the time). So Nicole played her part as the Facebook friend for the next few years. One day, in 2014, Nicole posted about how she was looking for work in the IT field and Kenneth messaged her to help her find a job. From there, we started a friendship that lead to our first date and that's how it all began.
How did you know they were the one?
Nicole: I knew Kenneth was the one before our first date! I was impressed by how concerned he was with making a good impression on my mother! He wanted to make sure she wouldn't mind his tattoos. He was nothing less than gentlemen-like and very honest on our first date and only got better after that! Slowly but surely I fell in love with him and now I am his wife!
Kenneth: Simply put, when I realized she was praying for me. I always tried to grow spiritually on my own, but having a partner in spiritual growth really helps. I always felt that was a gap in my life and lifestyle, and she helps me grow and fill that gap.
Kenneth told me that we were going to celebrate us buying a new house! Little did I know, he had been planning for weeks and weeks a surprise dinner with both of our families! At dinner I see our families and I thought I had forgotten someone’s birthday. Then I turn around to see Kenneth reaching out for my hand. He proceeded to tell our love story and then got down on one knee and proposed! I was so shocked and elated that I could barely speak, so I tearfully shook my head yes! And then scolded our families for lying to me about their plans! They all said they were doing other things that weekend. Needless to say, I was surprised and so happy!