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Shanikwha Jones & Cedric June

Venue: 701 Whaley in Columbia, SC

Honeymoon: Orlando, FL

Home: Atlanta, GA

Shanikwha is a clinical research manager for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Cedric is a desktop support analyst for Swett & Crawford. In 2002, when helping a friend choose an outfit for her boyfriend from Old Navy, Shanikwha asked a male employee, Cedric, for his opinion. She thought he was handsome and helpful. Luckily, the two ended up running into each other multiple times in South Carolina, and eventually exchanged numbers. Four years later they reconnected via phone and now believe “God set the stage” for their relationship.

He knew he was in love when…

Years ago, as friends, they were having a discussion about dinner and Shanikwha was making asparagus. Cedric said that he had never tried it and the next time she made it to let him know. One day out of the blue, Shanikwha shows up to his place (driving 30 minutes) with a bowl of asparagus in hand. He thought that it was so thoughtful and that she was the one.

She knew she was in love when…

Every time his name was said or when he came to mind and her heart would flutter and the smile on her face couldn’t be controlled.

In 10 years we will be…

Happily married with two children still laughing  and loving one another just as we have for all these years.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him…

That marriage is really cool.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

That it is the best feeling to know that someone has her back and loves her unconditionally. The feeling is indescribable.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

To order Chinese/Japanese food, eat sushi and catch up on each other’s day.

Our nicknames for each other are…

“Babe” for Shanikwha and “Pooh” for Cedric because they were the first to come to mind and neither of us minded being called by them.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

Riding in the car long distances. It is the best time to really catch up and discuss important decisions and current events and laugh about the funny things in life.

Our song is…

John Legend’s “I Love, You Love.”

Our perfect date night is…

A sushi/hibachi dinner and catching a movie or staying in and lying on the couch together.

 

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