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Intimate Wedding Celebration: Janet & Rodney

Story and photos by Jasmine Norris Photography

Janet and Rodney are married!!! These two first met back when they were classmates in school. Not only were they classmates but they also both were a part of 4-H and got to know each other well (For some of their wedding portraits, we went back to the same fairgrounds where they both were involved with 4-H!). Once they both graduated, life took them in different directions and they didn’t see each other for 36 years. One day, they found each other on Facebook, started talking, became friends again, and well… the rest is history! Last November, Rodney asked Janet for her hand in marriage on the porch of his house. She said yes!

Their wedding on Sunday was gorgeous, intimate, and filled with love. This was a second marriage for both Janet and Rodney and they didn’t want a huge wedding filled with all the bells and whistles. They wanted a stress free wedding that was filled with the love they have for each other and the celebration of that union. They wanted to be surrounded by their family and friends and just have a great time. And…. that is exactly what their wedding was!

Janet and Rodney tied the knot at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer, Indiana. They had a smaller ceremony with just their immediate families present. One of Rodney’s friends, Fr Tim, used to serve at St. Augustine but he was transferred to Ohio. He came back to St. Augustine to marry them, which was super special! Janet wanted to incorporate both her father and her three sons into walking her down the aisle. She started out walking down the aisle with two of her sons and her father and other son were waiting for her halfway down the aisle for her to trade off with.

Their reception was held at eMbers Venue (also in Rensselaer) and they invited more of their family and friends to the reception to enjoy a meal, drinks, and conversation with them. eMbers is a neat venue! It used to be an abandoned warehouse and was converted into a venue in 2013. It features brick walls and a gorgeous original tin ceiling! It was a gorgeous venue for their reception!

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