Brad­ford & White

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - News - Story by Beth Bright

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 lo­ca­tion:

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-

The look:

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