When I met Joel & Vanessa a couple months ago, they were just two people in love. And now they are husband and wife, as madly in love with one another as ever. Joel works as electrician while Vanessa just finished her degree (she wrote her last exam a week before the wedding!) and aspires to be a writer. She actually recently self-published her first novel, too!
Joel & Vanessa met through Johnston Heights Church. That’s one thing I love about these two – their commitment to the church and their desire to serve. And when I asked them what they love about each other, the first thing the both said was the other’s passion for the Lord. Both of them are involved with the youth, and Vanessa also works with the children’s ministry. I guess you get to know people when serving together over the years ;)
One of the things these two share a love for is road trips, and in June 2012 while on a road trip with friends Joel asked Vanessa to be his girlfriend. Fast forward a few months and Joel had a new question to ask Vanessa, “Will you marry me?” And on April 27th, 2013, instead of questions, they stood before each other and promised themselves to one another. It was a blessing to be able to capture their wedding day. Vanessa & Joel, may this new season of life be richly blessed as you both serve the Lord and put your trust in Him.