Back together with their entire bridal party from 25 years ago, Robert and Schelerria Jenkins celebrated their years of love by renewing their vows in front of friends and family.
Schelerria shares, “My husband and I were trying to think of how we wanted to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted to include our 3 children and all of our original wedding party.” Yes, their original wedding party in 1994 consisted of 12 BridesMaids, 12 Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girls, 2 Ring Bearers. They all came back to celebrate with the Jenkins in a rustic glam vow renewal in Memphis, TN.
Decor and flowers in varying shades of purple complemented the exposed brick of their vintage venue. Schelerria looked 25 years young in a stunning, form-fitting lavender gown. After a touching ceremony that included a family unity sand ceremony, guests tore up the dance floor. There is so much love in their photos. We wish them 25 more years of wedded bliss. See all of the details below.
- Couple: Robert & Schelerria Jenkins
- Original wedding Date: June 4, 1994 in Jackson, Mississippi
- Vow Renewal Date: June 2, 2019 (25 Years) in Memphis, TN
What was your original wedding like?
Our wedding day was a beautiful sunny day in June. We were surrounded by lots of family and friends. Our Original Wedding Party consisted of 12 BridesMaids, 12 Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girls, 2 Ring Bearers. We were married in the Church that I grew up in. My Uncle who was the Pastor of my church married Robert and I. There were about 150 guests attending our wedding and our reception. I planned and coordinated every little detail of my original wedding. Our wedding day was like a dream and we are so very thankful for all of our family and friends.
Share details from your Vow Renewal.
Our Vow Renewal felt like a dream straight out of a movie. My husband and I were trying to think of how we wanted to Celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted to include our 3 children and all of our original Wedding Party. We knew this would be a huge ordeal to try and get everyone to come to Memphis to Celebrate our Special Day! We were so thrilled to have our original Wedding Party and family come in town for our Vow Renewal. The weekend consisted of a Welcome Reception hosted at our home. The vow renewal was held in downtown Memphis at 409 South Main. The entire weekend was filled with Joy, Excitement, and pure Happiness by everyone!
Was there anything you would have done differently for your wedding?
I would not change one single thing about my Wedding Day or our Vow Renewal. Each moment was filled with Love.
Do you have any children or pets?
If so, tell us how many and what type of pets. We have 3 children (ages 21, 18 and 15) Joshua, Jada and Jasmine, and one dog who is a Maltipoo.
What are your favorite things to do as a couple?
We love traveling together and attending our children’s sporting events.
We both cook. I do most of the cooking but my husband is definitely ‘Grill Master’ in the Jenkins Household.
When it comes to Career, what do both of you do and how do you make time for each other?
I am a Project Manager at a Fortune 500 Company. I have been a Project Manager for 22 Years. My husband is a Director of Information Technology. We have been blessed to have wonderful careers while raising our 3 children.
We have always made ‘dating’ our priority. We have date nights and we make sure that we keep our friendship strong. We believe that in order to maintain a healthy marriage that you have to be Best Friends.
How do you keep the spark in your marriage?
Date Nights are the secret to keeping the spark alive.
Tell us about your photographer?
Our photographer Incredibly Wee is simply Amazing! I knew from the first time we spoke over the phone that she was the photographer that we wanted to capture our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Her enthusiasm, excitement, and fun spirit helped to create the beautiful memories from our Special Day. We wanted pure authentic photos that showcased our love and our personalities.
What do you love most about one another?
I love that my husband is always a sense of calm and reason in our family. He loves my outgoing, energetic and creative personality. He is a Libra (scales) and I am a Gemini (twins) so we balance each other out.
What advice can you give for newlyweds?
Keep ‘dating’ each other and remain friends. Put each other first and keep the lines of communication open and honest.