Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Philadelphia Love Story: Novelette and Rasool {November 11, 2011}

 They met in the ninth grade homeroom.
Dobbins High School in Philly.
She wasn't that impressed.
He was just a classmate.
Rasool says he liked Nov all along.

Ninth grade.
Tenth grade.
Eleventh grade.
Twelfth grade...
Graduation came and they went their separate ways.
But then one day,
one fateful day,
they ran into each other.

The skies parted.
A choir sang.
Not really.
Nothing happened except they began a phone friendship.

For about one whole year they talked on the phone.
They didn't go out.
They didn't think of each other in any special terms.
Just friends.
Until the night Rasool asked Nov to go on a date.
Nov was a little surprised.
Very excited.
They headed down the Roosevelt Boulevard to Tiffany's Diner. 

Nov said she did not fall hard and fast that night but there was a spark.
A definite spark.
And Rasool says he loved her all along.
He loved her in High School in homeroom.
He loved her the year of their phone friendship.
And he loved her after their diner date.

About three months later, Nov knew for sure.
Rasool was the one.
There was no jumping the gun for this couple.
Even though Rasool officially proposed just a year after they started dating,
they did not make it official for 11 years.

They were a great 11 years though.
In that time Rasool taught Nov how to make an omelette.
And Nov introduced him to Glade Plug Ins.

They were with each other through ups and downs.
And through it all, their love stood strong.

On November 11, 2011 they had a wedding ceremony.
In front of their family and their God 
they made a promise to each other to remain faithful and committed to one another until the end of time.

 November 11, 2011 was the 11 year anniversary of the day they began dating.
 Rasool could not wait to make Novelette his wife.

Novelette had a wonderful time wedding planning.
She is a planner extraordinaire. 

Nov's dress was custom made in Silver silk by Diane Dancey of Diane's Personal Collections.

She was the bell of the ball.


May your love continue to grow and blossom.
Wishing you joy always.


I was thankful to photograph this wedding with Adrion Ramos. 
He comes whenever I call, and for that I am thankful. His work is incredible.


Mari said...

Beautiful pictures and story!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I enjoy a great love story.

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love wedding pics. They look so in love.

Simone said...

What a beautiful love story. How did they wait 11 years??? I'm sure it was even more special to have their wedding on a sentimental date.

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

What a love story!! I had chills! 11 years on cool! Prayers for the most wonderful strong marriage for them! Really amazing pics, Becky!

Cecily R said...

Beautiful story, beautiful couple, beautiful pictures. Beautiful.

lifebythecreek said...

Dear God in Heaven (who I KNOW was looking down and smiling BIG during all of this!).... what a GREAT set of photos! The one where they're holding each others' hands and the pastor is just BEAMING behind them? Oh. my. word. I love that so much! I love all of these. Love her expressions. Love this real, amazing love that they nurtured and grew. LOVE this so much!

Daogreer Earth Works said...

Great photos, and I love the story! I especially love the pics of the wedding party sitting in chairs.

I'm pinning it!

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Great photo and lovely wedding how non traditional the bride is in silver instead of white.

Gigi said...

What a great way to start my morning! I loved this story (and the pictures too!)

Herding Cats said...

What a fabulous story and such amazing pictures to go with it.

Team Lando said...

Love the story, and LOVE the shot of all the ladies sitting down! So much fun!

Amy Lucy said...

Wow, what an amazing story! There is so much joy in all your shots. Just beautiful!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

WOW! Just wow!

thatgirlblogs said...

loved this - your writing added so much to already great photos, I feel like I know them.

Ami said...

I hope they will be happy together forever, they're a beautiful couple.

She is breathtaking, he's very handsome.

What a great story and photos, I always leave here smiling.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful photos Becky. I just love how you presented them with this adorable love story. Nice work.

Mrs4444 said...

Gorgeous dress. Gorgeous couple. Gorgeous photos. Loved these...Nice job.

Skeller said...

looks like a fabulous celebration of love! your pictures tell such a lovely story of the day ...

Maddy said...

These are wonderful, Becky!! I especially love the one of all the fun! Congratulations Novelette and Rasool! Hope you're enjoying the first few months as newlyweds :)

Tracy P. said...

So beautiful! They are so surrounded by love and support. Love the look on his face and that he knew all along!

Kelly Deneen said...

awwww What a wonderful love story. The photos are beautiful!

Ness said...

I love the way you do wedding posts. It's adorable. I find myself wondering if you could take pictures of me that would be pretty. Which is nearly impossible. Because I blink a lot. I wish you could do a little story like this for our family. Next time you are in Arkansas, ok?

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is such a sweet love story. I know they are going to have a long and wonderful life together....with big omelette's and a good smelling (glade plug in) house

eha1990 said...

Beautiful photographs and excellent narrative of my friend's wedding. Strong work!