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Married on March 3, 2003, Dwight and Johnee
Richardson recently celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary. Their key to a
successful marriage is focused on giving more than you receive. Prayer and
communication have kept these two love birds together for a decade! Read below
for some great marital advice.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
vWhat did you see in Dwight that made you want to marry him?
He is caring and willing to put my needs before his. He is a really good family man!
vWhat were your goals for your marriage when you were engaged?
We were older when we got married so we both knew what we wanted and needed. We were engaged for six months and married within a year. We brought our home the next year and eleven years later we are still living in bliss!
vJohnee, what do you love about Dwight?
a very kind spirit about him.
you keep the romance going?
that romance take place more than in the bedroom Don't get caught up in the
physical act…if the ability to perform the act change, you’re left with nothing.
your favorite part of marriage?
Having someone to depend on, to talk to and
having someone who makes you feel safe.
the most important aspect in a marriage to make it successful?
comes in marriage when you learn how to listen more than you talk, give more
than you receive.
you get through the tough times?
to our faith and pray together.
couples need to understand that there will be times of disagreement and it is
very important in knowing how to react. With that in mind, how do you handle
disagreement and problems?
away when you can't agree and revisit it later when all is calm. Never go to
vJohnee, what is the most important
thing for a wife to know?
husband is supposed to be the head; so let him think he's running everything!!!
you see as the strengths of your marriage?
for each other’s feelings. Although we are now one-we still have individual
words of wisdom for the newly engaged couples that will be reading your story?
and love one day at a time. Don't put extreme expectations on each other
because if you reach for the stars and fall among the clouds it’s still a
ANTIPASTO: (“before the meal”) traditional first course of
a formal Italian meal. Unlike hors d’oeuvres, antipasto is served at the table
and traditionally consists of cured meats, marinated vegetables and cheeses.
BUFFET: Casual way to serve a large group of guests; a
variety of dishes displayed on tables that guests can pick and choose from.
Typically doesn’t work for venues with numerous small rooms. FAMILY STYLE: Platters of food are placed at each table.
Wedding guests help themselves and pass the food around to one another. FRENCH SERVICE: This individualized and highly skilled type
of food service is not very common in the U.S. Rather than being plated in the
kitchen, white-gloved waiters prepare food table side from a single large dish
or platter held by another waiter. Each guest is served individually. HORS D’ OEUVRES: (“outside the work” in French). Appetizer
typically served before a meal; food that precedes the mai…
SheQueita and Shedrack,
I wish you two nothing but blessings and happiness for the rest of your lives! Thank you for allowing Kiss and Tell Weddings to plan, coordinate, and execute one of the best days of your lives. Stay kind, keep God first, and love each other always!!!