Fawnne and JoWawn’s love story began online but really sparked when they met at a party.
Fawnne was at the party with a friend who confirmed that JoWann was a “good guy.” Sometimes having someone you trust confirm what you were feeling all along is all it takes to open your heart. Fawnne decided to give JoWann a chance, and they embarked on a beautiful six-year relationship.
After JoWann proposed during a birthday celebration for Fawnne, they jumped into wedding planning. Sadly, due to the pandemic, they had to postpone their wedding. Fawnee shares, “72 hours before our big day, we had to postpone our wedding/honeymoon due to COVID-19. Our Virginia governor banned crowds of more than 10 people for safety measures. We have decided to select another date. We now have so many emotions eagerly waiting for our big day.”
We know their wedding will be beautiful. See their sophisticated engagement photos, and read more about their love story and wedding plans below.
- Couple: Fawnne & JoWawn
- Occupations: Salon Owner/ Heavy Equipment Operator
- Wedding Date: 3/21/2020 to postponed due to COVID-19
- Wedding Location: Chesapeake, VA
- Engagement Session Location: Downtown Norfolk Waterside
Tell us about how you met
We are a funny, loving, hardworking motivated couple whose love story began online but really sparked when they met at a party. Fawnne was at the party with a friend who confirmed that JoWann was a “good guy”. Sometimes just having someone you trust confirm what you were feeling all along is all it takes for you to open your heart. When Fawnne’s friend sealed the deal and with that stamp of approval, we began our romance. We have been together for 6 years now and enjoy everything from going out to eat, watching action movies, bowling and any adventure we can share together
What did you do on your first date?
On our 1st date we decided to meet for drinks at a bar in downtown Norfolk on a Friday night, our connection and great conversation lead to a 2nd date the next night at the same location. This was the start of our good times together.
How did he propose?
JoWawn planned a birthday celebration weekend for me Nov. 2018 in my hometown Charlotte, N.C. JoWawn had a special surprise for me. I had dinner with my family and at the end of dinner, he popped the question when we exited the restaurant in downtown. I said YES, surrounded by family and onlookers cheering in excitement. A month later we began to plan a love celebration that will “Wow” our family and friends.
Describe your engagement session.
We wanted our pictures not so staged but capturing us in our best moments, laughter, and love. Our photographer Valerie chose locations in downtown Norfolk, VA that offered us amazing backgrounds and intimate settings. I selected the best glam squad for on location (@ratedprettygirl makeup, styling/ @stylequeenbeauty hair) offering a natural glam look for this photoshoot that included lots of laughs, smoke bombs and good times at 3 different locations on a Saturday afternoon in August 2019.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
We love to try different restaurants and watching action movies.
How has wedding planning been so far?
Our planning has been exciting. From selecting our vendors and trusting those professionals to bring our wedding day to a dream come true to waiting in good spirits for the COVID-19 pandemic to be over.
For 15 months we have been planning every detail of our wedding, working directly with a planner (@morlinaevents), selecting vendors known for their creative approach to events, we were so excited about every decision being made for our big day. 72 hours before our big day, we had to postpone the wedding/honeymoon due to COVID-19. Our Virginia governor banned crowds of more than 10 people for safety measures, we have decided to select another date asap and (finger crossed) convenient to our vendors when the ban is lifted. We now have so many emotions eagerly waiting for our big day.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
We are looking forward to exchanging vows surrounded by our family and friends in a breathtaking setting to include custom florals, accents and creative décor structures to enhance the outdoor scene of The Venue in Chesapeake, VA.