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Dyresha Baynard & Brandon Whiteside

Venue: Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, WI
Honeymoon: Maui, Hawaii
Home: Milwaukee, WI

Dyresha is a registered nurse for Milwaukee Public Schools. Brandon is a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual. The high school sweethearts dated for six years and one day, when Dyresha returned from an errand, Brandon rang the doorbell to their home. When she opened the door she found Brandon and their twin boys with signs asking, “Mommy, Will You Marry Daddy?”

He knew he was in love when…

They got back together after dating for a couple years in high school. Out of all the women he dated, he could never find one to match the qualities of the woman he once had. A couple years later they got back together and the chance to explore other women helped him realize that he was looking for the type of woman he already loved.

She knew she was in love when…

They dated in high school. Brandon is the only guy I took the time to know and love.

In 10 years we will…

Be stronger as a unit than we are today. We will be develop and continue to work on being better spouses, parents, achievers and, most importantly, we will continue to grow as children of God.

Before the groom got married he wishes someone told him…

How much having a spouse can take you away from trouble and wasted time. The younger mind will allow you to believe that if you’re in a committed relationship, you have no freedom. But I believe the mature mind knows that having a spouse helps you to understand the importance of occupying your time wisely and gives you an incentive to avoid jeopardizing situations.

Before the bride got married she wishes someone told her…

That your husband is not just your husband, he is your best friend and someone in whom you can confide.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Converse with one another. We both like to talk and we are both good listeners. Venting allows us to do multiple things: relieve stress, offer and receive advice, understand each other better along with other people and enjoy laughter together. Besides, we don’t have much time to do anything else with our two-year-old twin boys running the show. 

Our nicknames for each other are…

“Tutu” because that is what a family member called our twin boys when they were first born. We quickly started calling them that as well, and before we knew it was just easier to identify all of us as “Tutu.”

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

Dave and Busters. We both like to eat, socialize, play games and compete. Dave and Busters allows us to do all of the above along with enjoying our time away from the kids, while having a chance to be kids ourselves.

Our song is…

“Sweet Lady” by Tyrese. The last words in the chorus speak measures for our marriage. We want to be each other’s sweet love for a lifetime. The beat and the soft melody Tyrese crafted is one of our all-time favorite songs. We also did the first dance at our wedding to this song.

Our perfect date night is…

On the live strip of Las Vegas. The lit streets, the great entertainment and the abundance of drinks guarantee the perfect night with your spouse. We could not think of a better place to have a date night other than the luxurious, sleepless city of Las Vegas.

 

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