Real Engagements {Virginia}: Narketta & Ricky! –

Sometimes true love can be just a click away. Narketta and Ricky met online through a dating site in April 2014. The two dated for 8 months and are now planning a summer wedding in Hampton, Virginia. Check out their sweet outdoor engagement session captured by Daissy Torres Photography.

Bride: Dr. Narketta Sparkman, 36, Professor

Groom: Ricky Key, 37, Police Officer

Place of residence: Chesapeake, VA

Engagement Shoot Location: Old Town Portsmouth, Virginia

Wedding date: 6/27/15

Wedding location: Hampton, Virginia

Engagement story from the bride?to?be:

Our engagement was intimate. We prayed and did our usual Sunday bible study. Then we began discussing goals for the future and Ricky stated his goal was to spend life with me.

Fromthe Groom:

Lots of details and decisions to make. It is really important to Narketta and I want her to be happy. I give input wherever I can.

What makes your love special?

Our love was unexpected. Neither thought we would find someone via online dating. However, our love for God and our faith in him for our future has made our love stronger everyday.

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?

We are looking forward to the ceremony and saying our personal vows to each other.

Have you started planning your wedding? 

Our day will begin with a beautiful ceremony at a historically black college chapel, Hampton University Chapel. Violins will play during the ceremony, personal vows said and a sand ceremony that includes our children. Followed by a intimate dinner with our closest friends and family.


Congratulations to Narketta and Ricky! We wish you a wonderful wedding and marriage.

Photographer: Daissy Torres Photography

Curated by our Wedding Features Editor, C.K. Alexander. C.K. is the owner and founder of  Love Ink and Brownstone Bridal. Keep up with C.K. on Twitter here: @Love_Ink

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