On November 8, 2013, Genevieve and Jivvy got married in Renton, Washington. I was blessed to co-emcee the reception that evening, and as part of the program I presented the following story about Gen and Jivvy about how they met and how they got to know each other. Enjoy!
The Great Adventure of Jivvy and Genevieve began over 12 years ago in the summer of 2001. Ah yes, the glorious time of the summer of 2001. Microsoft unveiled Windows XP. Beijing was named the host of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The top movies were The Princess Bride, Rush Hour 2, and American Pie 2. And the undisputed number 1 song was the Destiny’s Child smash hit Bootylicious.
But more relevant and more importantly, the summer of 2001 was when Jivvy and Gen met for the first time: on the University of British Columbia campus for a Singles for Christ Conference called “One”. Upon hearing some sweet sounds and silky smooth voices, Gen noticed a pile of women surrounding a couple of men singing some songs. The two dudes in the middle were Jivvy and his cousin leading the music ministry for part of the event. Needless to say, Gen was quite impressed…along with many of the other ladies there who were single…and apparently ready to mingle.