Photo by Jessii Terra
LOVE: Kennisha and Vivian Young on their wedding day.
Photo by Jessii Terra LOVE: Kennisha and Vivian Young on their wedding day.

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?

We asked the entrants in our Cover Bride competition in January’s Bermuda Sun ‘Fairytale Weddings’ supplement how they celebrate February 14.

Kennisha Mallory, 39, married her husband
Vivian Young, 34, on November 11, 2012. Here, Kennisha gives us her thoughts on Valentine’s Day.


By Kennisha Young


My husband proposed to me on Christmas morning, 2011.

It was perfect. My kids, sister Donnae, mom and step-dad were present.

I only wish my hair was combed and I had had on something other then my pajamas!

The proposal was unexpected and I cried like a baby.

I met Vivian at a party at The Black Horse. We had been dating for four years before he proposed.

We were married on November 11, 2012, at the Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Hamilton.

When I think of Valentine’s Day, to me, spending irresponsibly is no way to say ‘I love you’.

Valentine’s Day to me is the day that you spend time with the people you love.

It could be family, friends, even your sweetheart, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, or a valentine that day.


Anyone can be your valentine.

Valentine’s Day is just a day that you show someone how much you love them and care for them.

Spend a little time of the day with the different people you love!

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family.

I plan to make their favourite meal and dessert.