Bride’s Name: Kristian Stricklen
Bride’s Occupation: Executive Director of Administration
Groom’s Name: Robert Stricklen
Groom’s Occupation: Owner/Mortgage Specialist
Wedding Date & Location: July 31, 2015 — Ritz Charles Chapel, Carmel, Indiana
Honeymoon: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tell us your love story: Bride: Robert and I first met in high school our junior year at Broad Ripple High School. We were acquaintances as we had several friends in common. Ten years later, once he and my cousin David became friends, he began to pursue me and we began dating shortly thereafter.
When did you know that your partner was the one? Bride & Groom: We both felt God was telling us immediately that we would be married. We actually got engaged in 2002, but broke up two months before our 2003 wedding. We stayed friends and were on again/off again and had our son in 2007. We decided to truly try again in 2013 and have been inseparable ever since. The saying, “Delay is not denial” truly applies to us!
How did he propose? Bride: His proposal was a complete surprise on Christmas Day 2014 in front of all of my family. My grandmother told us all there was an important announcement to be made and then Robert got down on one knee. My family is so important to me, so for them to share in that special moment was priceless.
What’s the key to the success of your relationship? Bride & Groom: We are friends first. We don’t sweat the small stuff and we keep God in the center of our relationship.
Why do you want to be included in JET love? Bride & Groom: We both love JET and want to share with everyone that true love always prevails. You may hit hard times, but what they say is true. What GOD has brought together NO MAN can put asunder.