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flowers : Royal Orchid Florist | RoyalOrchidFlorist.com | 416-432-5134 How They Met | Shenette and Jimmy met in spring of 2012. She was doing her daily coffee run to Starbucks and he was working construction on the building. What started out as routine run-ins everyday quickly became shared glances and smiles here and there. One week later, Shenette and Jimmy ran into each other again, this time at a friend’s BBQ. According to their mutual friend, Jimmy was dying to talk to the girl he kept seeing at the coffee shop. That day they were finally introduced. After three years of dating, on September 12, 2015, Jimmy took Shenette out to one of their favourite restaurants by the beach. They went for their usual walk along the water afterwards and sat on a blanket on the sand where Jimmy had hidden the ring box earlier. To ensure it was kept safe, some of his friends kept watch close by so that by the time they got there, he could dig the ring out and ask Shenette to marry him. She burst into tears and happily said “yes.” The Ceremony | Both Shenette and Jimmy’s cultures were honoured in the fairy- tale ceremony that took place at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Greek traditions (for the groom) such as the crowning ritual and ceremonial walk were in- corporated, as well as Filipino traditions (for the bride) such as primary and secondary sponsors called upon to participate in the veil, cord and candle lighting rituals. To make the aisle look as whimsical as possible, 20 gorgeous pink cherry blossom trees were used to decorate the space alongside fresh florals from Royal Orchid Florist. Everyone was in awe at how breathtaking it was. After the ceremony, the newlyweds released 37 white doves and took off in a white horse and carriage. ELEGANT EDDING.CA 37