Lakendria and Vandrick

Our Story

KeKe and Van

KeKe and Van

Vandrick and Lakendria met in 2005 through the Afro-American Student Organization Gospel Choir at the University of Southern Mississippi. Vandrick was a musician and Lakendria was a member. Vandrick's first attempt to date Lakendria resulted in him being turned down because she was involved with someone else. After that relationship did not work out, Vandrick tried again. This time Lakendria decided to see what he was all about.

Vandrick and Lakendria's relationship started off slowly because Lakendria was in nursing school. That occupied most of her time. In the summer of 2006 things began to heat up. They officially became a couple on June 24, 2006.

If you're looking for a really sweet and unique proposal you should read another story. Vandrick and Lakendria became engaged in the parking lot of Walmart in Richland, MS where they had met to exchange Christmas gifts on December 23, 2006. Kosciusko and Magee are pretty far apart. It was no surprise to Lakendria that Vandrick had a ring. May seem lame, but it works for them!!

After they both graduated in the Fall of 2007, Vandrick relocated to Memphis, TN where he received a job as a teacher/counselor at Youth Villages. Lakendria remained in Hattiesburg to work as a registered nurse at Forrest General Hospital. The two have endured a long distance relationship for long enough and are ready to become one on September 13, 2008.

Vandrick loves to play his keyboard, and Lakendria loves to sing. This is how they came up with their wedding theme, "The Music of Our Hearts".