From Nico’s perspective:

“Kaila and I met in the summer of 2015. We struck up a friendship in the gym based on good conversation and a ton of time between sets laughing. Naturally, we became close friends and life had a way of guiding our paths to one another. Kaila and I began dating in November 2016 and were engaged in December 2017. We fell in love with each other’s hearts first and are incredibly thankful for God’s many blessings. Our entire relationship has been long distance and we attribute a lot of our success to learning how to deal with adversity many miles apart. We share a common love for fitness and wellness and are extremely passionate about working together to serve our community.”

Kaila is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where she pursued clinical kinesiology. She currently attends Parker University in Dallas for her Doctorate of Chiropractic. She is the daughter of Tammy Vandiver Wildes, of Norkfolk, VA, and Joseph Wildes, of Many. 

Nico is the owner of Geaux Southern Rentals, TOAST Mobile Bar for Hire and is a regional business manager for Window Gang in Shreveport. He is the son of Lori Waites Manshack, of Terrell, TX, and Billy Manshack of Shreveport.

Kaila and Nico will be married October 6, 2018 at The Dixie Gin in Shreveport. A reception there will follow.

For their engagement:
Photographer:
Austin Elgin Photography
Hair & Makeup: Megan Waggoner of Bossier City
Location: Lake Bistineau