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Sakena Hillman & Roland Gardner

Venue: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort in Dickinson Bay, Antigua
Honeymoon: Dickinson Bay, Antigua
Home: Chicago, IL

Sakena is a corporate recruiter for Vista Equity Partners. Roland is a lead business analyst for Nokia. Roland proposed by surprising Sakena with a new camera that he used to document sentimental places from their courtship. After she saw the last photo of an engagement ring, Roland serenaded her with Brian McKnight’s “Back at One.”

He knew he was in love when…

He almost lost her.  The thought of living life without her was unbearable.

She knew she was in love when…

She realized that he was not only a great friend that she cared deeply for, but also a strong man who encourages her to be greater than she thought she could be.

In 10 years we will…

Still be madly in love and enjoying love together.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him…

That the words “me” and “mine” completely die.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

Tauruses are as stubborn as people claim.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Going to comedy shows.

Our nicknames for each other are…

“Babe” and “Love”  because “Babe” fits Roland and Sakena feels good calling her strong, yet loving husband “Babe.” Roland calls Sakena “Love” because he is madly in love and feels love each time he thinks of her.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

Our home. We enjoy sitting together in our 1.5 person chair.

Our song is…

“Heaven” by Jamie Foxx.

Our perfect date night is…

Talking  late into the evening over wine, dinner and dessert.

 

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