Janel and Lenard tied the knot on April 25, 2015 at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC. Spring storms couldn't put a damper on this fun couple's celebration- inside it was all smiles, even though the rain forced them indoors. To learn more about Janel + Lenard's wedding inspiration and day, read the Q&A below!
To view all of the photos from Janel + Lenard's wedding and order prints, please visit their wedding gallery on my online print shop!
How did you meet and fall in love? I'd love to hear a little bit more of your story. :)
We met in 2008 at the Aggie/Eagle Football Classic, and Lenard asked me to dance. The first two times I turned him down. But the third time he asked we danced the night away and we are still dancing. ☺
2. Tell me about the inspiration for your wedding celebration. How did the day itself line up with your vision and expectations?
Our wedding theme was Simple Elegance, and we envisioned an intimate celebration with close friends and family. We wanted an elegant venue, elegant food, and an elegant affair while keeping it very intimate. The day turned out to be exactly what we had planned. It was a day that we will always cherish.
3. What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Immediately after the ceremony Lenard and I were ushered into a side room where we were able to take in the moment of us having just said I do. That moment with just him and I were awesome ☺
4. What factors other than photos went into your decision on a wedding photographer? Why did you pick me?
When I first spoke with Courtney and the initial contact we had, I knew right then she was the photographer for us. Lenard and I are very easy going and Courtney’s personality matched perfectly. She was so helpful and easy to talk to. We selected Courtney because we felt that she would tell our story beautifully through her photos.
Some of our guest commented days later: "Your photographer was all over the place!" and that was good news to me. ☺
5. Did you foresee any part of your wedding day being difficult logistically or emotionally? Did I make it easier? If so, how?
It rained our entire wedding day. However Lenard and I never lost focus. Courtney made taking picture inside and outside of our beautiful venue seamless. We had such a good time with her and her assistant.
6. What is the first thing you want to do with the images?
When we receive the images Lenard and I will sit down and relive our day through Courtney’s eyes before sharing with family and friends. ☺
7. What is next for you as a couple? Any big plans?
Life before we got married was awesome as we have truly been blessed. The only plans Lenard and I have are to love each other unconditionally everyday regardless of the road ahead.
Janel + Lenard, thank you so much for inviting me to document your day! Your wedding wasn't only elegant, it was also tender, joyful, and a blast to photograph. I hope you cherish these photos for years to come!
Coordinator: Felicia Moseley Events
Photography Assistant: Katy Folk
Brides' Dress: Anjolique Bridal
Shoes: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Savvi Formalwear
Flower Girl Dresses: Flowergirl Dress for Less
Groom's Clothing: Custom-made
Groomsmen Clothing: Savvi Formalwear
Florist: Fresh Affairs
Dessert: Verdell Williams
Invites & Programs: Corey Tietsma- Total Graphics
DJ: DJ Heavy