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BC: Forever

FC: Mandy and Kenan | 11.12.13 | Wedding Guest Book

1: on this day we promise

2: to have and to hold | Forever

4: How We Met | One afternoon in March of 2010, Malinda and I were out walking her dog Payton, when we decided to stop into this new place called "Down 2 Earth" that had just opened in our apartment complex. It was a nutrition club and as it turned out, I was trying to lose weight for an upcoming trip to Miami. Kenan took me on as a client and from that I found my soul mate. :) We became best friends within just a few weeks and after three months we decided to take it a step further. Our first date was to an MMA fight, June 19th, 2010. We hung out all that summer. After surprising him with an early birthday present to see the Yankees play the Rangers, Kenan told me he loved me for the first time on August 11th and says he knew then he wanted to be with me forever. I'm so blessed to call him mine!

7: The Proposal | From Her eyes: After saving for a ring and talking about getting married for what seemed like forever, the time finally came!!! Our amazing company, Herbalife, sent us on a free cruise to the Bahamas this past June. So we packed our bags and my mom and headed to Miami on June 6th. I was told the first night in Miami to not be disappointed but a proposal was NOT going to happen on this trip. Some serious convincing was done by both my mom and Kenan and I went to sleep that night with a pit in my stomach and thinking "they better be lying..." Sooooo, we got on the ship a few days later and with only two nights left, still no proposal. It was the night of the Herbalife White Party and I just kept thinking to myself, "Time is running out. Maybe they werent lying..." :( So we got dressed and invite some of our besties, Dan and Leeah Hayes, Dustin and Alysha Patterson, David Hayes and Rodi Sutton, and sweet mom to dinner before the party. As we were finishing our salads Kenan said we should go take a sunset picture on the stern. So we all got up and went to the nearest door where we were told that we would have to exit the dining room and go up 6 decks to a public area for the picture. Our entrees were being served so I insisted the picture be taken tomorrow! I was ready to eat and get to this White Party so Kenan could ask me to marry him!!! As we were waiting on dessert, Kenan announced he wanted to make a toast to our dear friends. We all raised our glasses and Kenan, stumbling over his words, thanked Herbalife for all the blessings we had received including the opportunity to bring my mom on this trip and the wonderful friends we had gained over the years. Just when I thought he was finished he said, "And at this time I want to let you all witness something." I looked up at him as he was rising to his feet and pulling a red ring box out of his pocket. I immediately started to freak out and he got down on one knee and said "I was wondering if you would like to marry me?" By the time he was done asking I had already said yes 5 times. :) He sure got me! In more than one way...

8: The Propsal | ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ | From His eyes: After a long and very thought out process of designing her ring, getting it in time for our departure to the Bahamas, and even a crazy run of events leading up to the dinner where everything fell perfectly in to place for that special moment of anticipated surprise... the PROPOSAL to the most beautiful lady to EVER walk the planet in my eyes happened on June 12, 2013!!! So the time had come that we had saved and saved to be able to start inquiring about the perfect ring for my love. After looking at many designs and going to many places to try and find at least something that I knew would blow her mind. Mandy "recommended" that I check out this custom design lady online out of San Diego, CA named Vanessa Nicole Jewelers...to my surprise it was totally doable for me to be able to design the most perfect ring EVER!!!! Months of picking out the diamond, sketching out the idea in my head, and countless back and forth emails, it was finally finished just in time for us to embark on our vacation to the Bahamas! Here's the tricky part, she kinda thought I was going to have it but I had to have it shipped to her mom's apartment, so that she could pack it in her bags and bring it with us on the trip! Boy was it a close one! Mom received the package with us on our way down to her house to meet before we left the following morning very early!!! On the trip we stayed a few days in Miami before leaving and it took everything mom and I had to get Mandy to understand that the proposal just couldn't happen on this trip because we hadn't gotten the ring yet due to a delay and it still being made...lol!!! Even through the disappointment and fear that it may not happen, I could tell that she still believed it would at some point on our cruise! On the cruise we had a special all white party that we were to attend on the 3rd night out to sea. We got dressed and ready for dinner where a few of our very close friends were able to join us as well! My thought the whole time was to propose at sunset on the boat with the scenery and atmosphere to make it the most amazing moment ever! Well...as we get to the table I realize that mom had the ring in her room and was running a little behind. I excused myself to "go to the restroom" and called moms room to have her bring it down with her! As I approached the front of the restaurant she walked through the doors, obviously without knowing to bring the ring! After "forgetting her purse" and returning, we finished up our appetizers and I suggested we all go outside and take a group picture while the sun was setting. As we all headed that way we realize that our entrees were coming and it's going to be a pretty lengthy trek to get outside. Fail on my idea of a sunset proposal!!!

9: So while we ate, I contemplated how I was going to do this and everyone around was so eager and excited but I was so nervous and sweating like crazy!!!! How was I going to pull this off? The perfect moment came when the ladies of the table all decided to go to the restroom while waiting on dessert. I just knew this would be the perfect time to do a toast to the evening with friends and then be able to "pop" the question!!! The ladies returned and I insisted on the toast, with much of the table in anticipation and a whole room full of spectators (and planned camera people) I toasted! At the end of the toast I thanked the friends and family for being there to witness the most exciting part of my life so far which was to ask the love of my life if she "would like to marry me?" With Mandy saying "oh my god, oh my god!!!" About 30x's she said YES!!!! It was the happiest day of my life so far to see her face so happy and full of love and excitement!!! I couldn't be happier to be marrying the most deserving, most loving, most supporting women I have ever met! Mandy is my best friend and companion whom I would go to the ends of the earth for!!! So to the love of my life...I Love You with every ounce of being in me! I am so excited to share this day of marriage with you as well as the rest of our life!!!! You're amazing, beautiful, caring, loving, and wonderful and I know you will stay that way!!! Can't wait to be your husband!!! Muah!!!

10: Two hearts become one.

12: Our Families | Bride's Mother Gina Howard Bride's Brother Randal Howard Bride's Sister Teri Salahi | Groom's Father Rocky Thornton Groom's Brother Colten Thornton

14: Bride | Groom | Amanda Michelle Howard | Kenan Lucas Bryant | Bridesmaids | Groomsmen | Laura Holland Malinda Neith Rodacia Sutton | David Hayes Ryan Phillips | Wedding Party

15: There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. ~ George Sands ~ | Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~ Voltaire ~

17: guests

18: 11.12.13 | _______________ | Love | Love makes the world go round

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30: Thank You for being here with us

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