Daniel and JoAnna first met in June 2017 at a Starbucks in Houston. The conversation geared towards a game and Daniel asked JoAnna about the team she thought was better; The University of Florida (JoAnna’s alma mater) or Louisiana State which is located in the state that Daniel calls home.
According to Black bride; The two felt an instant connection and later went on their official first date at Kitchen 713, a Cajun style eatery. Over the next few weeks, they went on several dates during Houston’s Restaurant Weeks. Eating is a tradition in Houston, and they bonded over one of their first loves: food. After dating for three years, JoAnna and Daniel tied the knot in a stunning Southern ceremony in South Carolina captured by Story and Rhythm Photography.
Bride: JoAnna Duncan, 33, Education Consultant
Groom: Daniel Cleaves, 32, Founder, The GridBiz Marketing Agency
Photography by: Tosha of Story and Rhythm Photography
Place of residence: Houston, Texas
Wedding date: October 16, 2020
Wedding location: Edinburgh West, Greenville, South Carolina
For the couple, they are looking forward to “Growing together, learning about each other, and exploring the world together. We have so many goals to achieve and doing it together really excites us.”