Shelton and Lennard first met over fifteen years ago at church, when both joined the Church’s Greek Ministry. They quickly became friends, but it wouldn’t be until a first Friday event in 2010 when “the sparks really started.” They talked, laughed and danced late into the night, and from that evening on their relationship continuously evolved from friendship into love and romance. As their love grew stronger, Lennard soon realized that in Shelton he had discovered “the One.” In Lennard’s words, “the moment I realized I stopped thinking ‘I’ and was always thinking ‘we,’” was the moment he knew it was meant to be…
Continue reading all about Lennard & Shelton, featured in the Fall 2018 issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine, with event planning by MunaLuchi Coterie member Events with Darrell, and monograms by MunaLuchi Coterie member Oda Creative.
Wedding Couple: Shelton & Lennard
Wedding Location: Houston, Texas
Wedding Date: August 11 th 2018
Photographer: Daniel T. Davis
Finding the perfect moment to make it forever occurred on New Year’s Eve of 2016 at the stroke of midnight. As in previous years, Shelton and Lennard decided to attend a New Year’s Eve party with some of their close friends. Instead of their traditional midnight kiss, just as the new year was about to ring in, Lennard handed a pre-typed letter to Shelton. The letter was a romantic expression of love, encapsulating his feelings for his soulmate. Shelton reached the second page and read the words, “will you marry me.” Completely stunned he turned towards Lennard who had taken a knee, engagement ring in hand, asking once again, “will you marry me?”
Shelton and Lennard were joined together forever as a married couple in Houston, Texas, surrounded by loving family and friends. Their wedding was “romantic eclectic with a masculine flair,” and featured elements of New Orleans culture, expressed in stylized umbrellas, masks, and handkerchiefs, as well as in music with a Second Line reception entrance. Shelton and Lennard were sophisticatedly handsome in custom tuxedos inline with the overall romantic blue color scheme.
Wedding Flowers: Ivory Roses
Favorite Item on Menu: Shelton: Blackened Shrimp and Grits Shooters, Lennard: Rotini pasta and spicy Italian sausage with a thick tomato base sauce.
Wedding Party Gifts: Groomsmaids: Personalized Robes, Personalized Tumblers and Wedding Day Jewelry. Groomsmen: Personalized Cufflinks, Personalized wallets and Wedding Day Accessories.
First Dance Song: “Best Part” by H.E.R., Daniel Caesar
Best Memories: Our wedding was the happiest day of our lives. Although there are so many memorable highlights of the night, I think our best memory would be when we opened the doors to see all of our family and friends there to support our union. A close second would be the Reception 1st reveal where we saw our vision come to life with the help of our Wedding Planner, Events with Darrell.
Advice for Engaged Couples: Enjoy the journey of planning the entire wedding together. And make sure there’s an open line of communication to express both parties’ wants and desires.
Cakes/Desserts: Wedding Cakes by Tammy Allen
Ceremony/Reception venue: Bayou City Event Center
Event Decor/Design: Flora Eventi
Entertainment/DJ: DJ Sly Foxx
Event Planner: Events with Darrell
Groom’s Attire: Olympus Stylings
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmaid Hair: Ayeola Davis
Lighting: S.B.R. Entertainment
Makeup: Ziera Idlebird
Photography: Daniel T Davis Photography
Stationery: Magnet Street
Videography: JL Studioz
Bow ties: Well Groomed Man
Officiant: Pastah Freedom Gulley
Grooms Cakes: Cats Cakery
Monogram: Oda Creative
Mardi Gras Masks and Umbrella: Amanda Harper and Darious McGowan