Riceta and Kennan
How We Met
Kennan and I met in August of 2012 at a convention. Kennan and his friend Caleb actually came up to my friends and I at an attempt to meet my friend. I at the time was dating someone else so I paid them no mind, but was nice to them and talked with them. The next day they decided to come back to that convention even though it wasn’t their assigned convention. The 2 guys again sought us out, this time at an attempt to take our candy. We left that day thinking we would probably never see each other again, but became friends on Instagram. Little did I know that Kennan left having an interest in me. I later found out about his interest through some mutual friends. I was very flattered, but again had a boyfriend at the time. Things didn’t work out with the other guy, and I’m glad they didn’t! Kennan was about to give up the hope that he would ever have a chance with me. It was a real life “Jim and Pam” scenario from The Office. After hearing that the guy I knew to have a crush on me was about to give up hope, I quickly took action! I got in touch with our mutual friends and planned a Disney trip. This allowed us to hang out in a group setting, that way it was nothing too serious or promising if one of us didn’t have the same feelings as the other. It was an awkward day, but it worked! The next day I texted him letting him know it was nice to see him, and that started the beginning of our relationship. We weren’t serious at first, just chit chat throughout the day, but it was everyday. Eventually we started dating and getting serious.
how they asked
My family is very important to me, and Kennan knows that. We always get together every winter around Christmas time to be together. So 2014 was the first year the whole family would be together and his family was also going to be there. My grandmother really wanted pictures of the whole family. So I planned it, asked a friend to take the pictures and got everyone to coordinate colors. Little did I know that behind my back they were planning something for me! At the end of family pictures, my friend told Kennan and I that it was our turn. So out we went and all of a sudden as I’m posing for our couple’s shot, Kennan kneels down. At this point I’m thinking “what in the world?!” Well the ring got stuck in his tight pants, but eventually he got the ring out and asked me to marry him! In shock but so happy and excited I joked with him and said “I’ll see”. Of course I couldn’t be easy on him! He then surprised me with an awesome engagement shoot with another photographer who was behind the scenes capturing photos and video the proposal and then followed by an engagement party with all of our family and close friends. I never imagined he would have proposed like he did and keep the secret as good as he did, but it was perfect! I could not have asked for a better day!