“Emotional Chords of the Heart” – Janelle and Daniel’s Engagement Session at the Oval Theatre

It's often said that "where words fail, music speaks." The emotional chords of the heart, ever so susceptible to its own language, are immediately struck to the core with rhythmic cadence - emboldening the soul with love, romance, strength, hope, and much more...
For Janelle and Daniel, the musical language of their hearts found harmony in each other. Creating a symphony that is the soundtrack of their lives together.

Read all about their engagement session and romantic proposal.

Bride & Groom-to-be: Janelle Richardson & Daniel Martinez
Bride-to-be Occupation: Teacher/Professional Singer
Groom-to-be Occupation: Founder/Owner of SoulLaSol Records
Wedding Date: July 23, 2017
Wedding Location: Tampa Garden Club
Engagement Shoot Location: USF Oval Theatre

Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Danny and I met in church. I sang in the choir, and he was an audio/visual technician. At first, his friends were trying to introduce and hook us up, but it was a joke. Then the following week after church, Danny and I were talking about music in the foyer and he gave me a shirt that was from his old music group he used to manage. We conversed through social media, then I finally gave him my number because I hated having long conversations via Twitter. The rest is history
Proposal: Danny got me upset the same day he proposed, and he ordered some random Lyft driver to pick me up from my house. It was an awkward ride lol. She dropped me off at Jackson's where Danny met me. He lied and said we had to wait for a table, so we sat by the bench near the water. All of a sudden, his signed artist Anthony Ortiz came from around the corner playing his guitar with a gift bag at the tip of his guitar. All of Danny's close friends came from around the corner video taping and I took the minion with the treasure box out the bag (I love minions!) It had the ring in it, then he proposed.

Describe your engagement session. The engagement session was Grammy music themed. We had a gold mic to represent our love for music and each other.
What did you do on your first date? We went to the movies then Steak and Shake.
What's your favorite thing to do as a couple? We love to eat :) and support each other in our music endeavors.
How has wedding planning been so far? Budgeting is our top priority. Overall, it has been a good experience.
Tell us what you're looking forward to most on the wedding. We are looking forward to the music, family and friends, and saying our vows.

Venue: USF Oval Theater
Photography: Ashley Canay
Makeup: Edwine Francois for EdtoToe
Golden Microphone: Paragon Music

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