Janell-Akilah Mitchell and Stephen Robinson II
July 14, 2012
Janell-Akilah and Stephen let the theme “Love and Track” guide them in their wedding plans. They met when they were both runners for Ohio State’s track team. “He was a freshman when I was a senior, and we met at a team meeting,” says Janell-Akilah. “We started dating after reuniting at a teammate’s pool party.” They created a personalized wedding logo by combining a winged track shoe and the letter “R” for Robinson. “We used our logo on our invitations, programs and personalized aisle runner,” says the bride. The table numbers featured photos of the couple’s college track days. She surprised everyone—her groom included—by changing into a different dress for the reception. “We had a second ‘first dance’ to Michael Jackson’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’ Everyone loved it,” she says.
Photographer: Lambert Photographs
Reception: Columbus Athenaeum