Lisa and Kenny initially met in 2001 when they were both attending neighboring high schools. They became good friends, but they never dated. After graduation, life took them on separate paths. The two reconnected in 2016 via social media, and immediately became a couple after a few dates. After five years together, Lisa and Kenny became husband and wife in a black-tie wedding ceremony, captured by Sheronda Seawright Photography and previously featured in the summer 2023 issue of Black Bride Magazine.
Bride: Lisa-Diahn Jackson, 36, Director, Oncology Research
Groom: Kenneth Jackson, 38, Director of Athletics
Photography by: Sheronda Seawright Photography
Place of Residence: Clementon, NJ
Wedding Date: October 30, 2022
Wedding Location: Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia PA
Wedding Theme/Motif/Inspiration: Black Excellence
Honeymoon Destination: Four Seasons Resort, Anguilla
Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how the both of you felt on your big day.
Something that both of us were passionate about was the decision to support Black businesses throughout our wedding process. All the vendors we chose to use, from the wedding dress designer to photography, videography, DJ, musician, hair, makeup, wedding coordination, and even down to the restaurant for the rehearsal dinner, were owned by an African-American.
(Lisa) My most memorable moments included when we said our vows privately the night before the wedding and when we looked at how elegant our guests were in their gowns and tuxedos.
(Kenny) My favorite moment was a tie between the rehearsal dinner where we got to spend the evening with our bridal party, and the after party. It felt so good to get to dance with my wife and all of our friends.
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
Anthony Hamilton – “The Point of it All.” We chose this song because it speaks to us as couple. Life truly wouldn’t be the same for either of us without the other one.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
We’re currently expecting our first baby boy who’s due in September, and we couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter!
Congratulations to Lisa and Kenny on their big day!
Members of The Bridal Suite
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- Johnathan Kolleh, Jnkyrd Studios
- Bridal Dress
- Ese Azenabor
- Groom Attire
- Mark Victor
- The Master’s Baker
- Event Planning
- Ashley Blount, A-signature
- Mr. Hollywood DJ
- Other Services
- Florals, Décor, Design, + Production: Lily V Events
- Other Services
- Signage: Christy Toney