Eleven years ago, Stannisha and Jamal went out on their first date. The two felt an instant connection and talked until the sun came up! It was then that they knew this was something special. Read more of their love story and check out their Old Hollywood Glam wedding captured by DSW Photography.
Bride: Stannisha Sorells, 31, Professional Makeup Artist and Entrepreneur
Groom: Jamal Sorells, 36, Chemical Operator/Process Technician and Entrepreneur
Photography by: DSW Photography
Place of Residence: Marrero, Louisiana
Wedding Date: June 12, 2021
Wedding Location: Pearl's Room, A Mr. Ed's Venue
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Old Hollywood Glam
Honeymoon Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica
His proposal was perfect! We were out in New Orleans on a busy Thanksgiving weekend with a few other couples. walking by a beautiful Christmas tree on Fulton Alley Street. I thought we were taking a picture until I saw him on one knee with the ring out asking me to marry him and his friends arriving with roses to celebrate our love.
From the bride: (briefly tell us about your wedding experience)
I was nervous and excited! We knew everything was going to come together. We had faith in our vision that we had for years.
Your best/most memorable moment:
Marrying my best friend and watching our vision come to life.
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
"Sure Fire" by John Legend (He also liked our wedding post on Instagram!)
Favorite wedding detail (favors, cake, food, band, etc.):
The cake, decorations, Zulu Tramps, Indians, and the brass band.
What are you most look forward to as a married couple?
Investing in properties, raising our children, and growing old together.
Advice to the bride and groom on their wedding day:
Focus on the wedding day and marrying your spouse. People will come and go during this process, but marrying your spouse is what matters most.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss!