Bradford & White
Stephen and Kendra White consider themselves an “opposites attract” type of couple, but they consider their personalities the perfect balance.
Stephen is a native of Little Rock and Kendra was born and raised in Salina, Kan. She's outgoing while he's more reserved.
“But we both have huge hearts and love intensely,” Kendra said. “We make each other laugh and can be ourselves with each other.”
Stephen is a supervisor with Verizon Wireless and Kendra is a full time graduate student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and it was through their job that the two met.
“I had just moved to Little Rock from Dallas and started a new job at Verizon,” Kendra said. “I went through five weeks of in-class training and began my additional eleven-week training class. Stephen was a support specialist at the time and he was one of the many staff that offered support to the `newbies.'”
Being a “bundle of nerves” and anxious about her new responsibilities, Kendra said she remembers being very unsure of herself while dealing with a customer so she flagged Stephen down for assistance.
“He was very kind and had a very warm smile,” she said. “He had a friendly personality and encouraged me as I worked with the customer. Week after week, I noticed him more and we built suck a wonderful rapport with each other — it blossomed into something much more than I could have ever expected.”
The couple had been shopping off and on for engagement rings and Stephen had told Kendra they were going to look again.
“I thought this was another excursion to see what styles I really liked — just another Saturday outing,” she said.
When she pointed to the one she liked most, Stephen said “Yep! That's the one,” and before she knew it he had taken the ring, gotten down on one knee and proposed right in the middle of the jewelry store.
“The most important thing to us is that we support each other 100 percent,” Kendra said. “We consider the other person's thoughts and feelings. It took us a while, but we both found `the one' within each other.”
May 17, 2014 Best Man and Maid of Honor: Stephen's son, Aaron, and Tiffany Dews
The lakeside gardens at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
The big day:
The reception was also at the inn and catering was done by them. Gourmet hors d'oeuvres included shrimp cocktail shooters, caprese salad skewers, fresh vegetable skewers with savory dip, hot corn dip with tortilla chips, baked spinach artichoke dip with pita, a cheese assortment of smoked Gouda, sharp cheddar, pepper jack and Amish bleu with assorted crackers, chocolate dipped fresh strawberries. Bride's cake was a two tier Italian cream with Malibu blue fondant bands, topped with fresh yellow roses and scattered yellow rose petals. The groom's cupcake stand had red velvet cupcakes, all of which were from Ambrosia Bakery.
The colors were Malibu blue and various shades of yellow. The brides-