Shanelle and Jevon met through a mutual friend, Jean-Mikhail, at a party during a Caribana weekend. We remained acquaintances for a few years, seeing each other at various events as we now shared the same circle of friends. He always intrigued me, but nothing became of it.
At Jean-Mikhail’s birthday dinner, however, things seemed to shift a bit. By the end of the night, I found myself leaning into him, even falling asleep on his shoulder while he caressed my arm. Despite an obvious attraction, we remained more or less acquaintances for a few more months until our cupid, Jean-Mikhail, again brought us together. I was to meet him at Jevon’s house to be picked up for an event. There was an exchange of phone numbers and from there we stayed in communication with each other. There was no denying the feelings as time went by, the attraction, the love.
After 4 years of ups and downs, vacations, events, friends and family meetings, on Thanksgiving weekend, Jevon proposed. We had spent a beautiful day in Niagara-on-the-Lake with some friends, drinking wine and having the time of our lives. We returned home and reminisced about the perfect day which couldn’t have been beat, had he not gotten down on that knee and asked me to marry him. It was perfect; he caught me completely off guard.
We wanted our day to be an elegant celebration reflecting the essence of us. We put a lot of thought into every detail, from the custom-made wooden place settings which also doubled as favours, to the wall art that represented the islands we are from. We went for a clean cut gold and white theme with lots of greenery and mauve/ white toned flowers.
Our bridal party look was and remains my favourite! The choice to have my bridesmaids in white was questioned on countless occasions, even by the bridesmaids themselves, but I had a vision and it turned out perfectly. The groomsmen looked sharp and clean cut in their blue suits and ties. And the groom, he remains my every fantasy.
Photography: Evollyla Photography
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