christine + evan

life long love. that’s the kind that when you find it, it lasts the rest of your days right? christine and evan take that to another level. starting in elementary school, when their first real “crushes” started taking place, they were seated next to one another in class. after over coming the initial “boys/ girls have cooties” phase, they each in their own time began to see the other in a different light. years later in high school they began to seriously pursue one another {or was it christine who did most of the pursuing?? ;)} now years later it’s the morning of their wedding day and they couldn’t be happier.

the morning at the grey residence started out with an excited buzz. everyone was bright eyed when i arrived early in the morning and the tasks for the day were well underway. flowers were being picked up, waffles were being made and makeup and hair were getting done. but there was also a steady calm as the girls sipped on their cups of tea and the family relaxed together. oh yes, and christine got to eat fruit just as she always wanted to do the morning of her wedding day ;).
i’ve always liked christine. she’s a super happy & caring person. when you’re around her you just can’t help but smile. she’s also the kind of person who on her wedding day manicured all the girls nails, including her mom’s :) {at least once… maybe three times}she’s just that sweet. and radiant. i’ve never seen a more glowing bride as she got her hair and makeup done. you could see her anxious excitement on her face as the clock ticked nearer and nearer to two o’clock. So beautiful.

as soon as christine's sister taylor saw the thin red boarder around the top of the box she couldn't get into it fast enough knowing a pretty something from coach awaited her. i think she's a fan. probably an understatement ;).
over at the smart family farm the boys were put to work washing the truck they would ride in to the ceremony before getting ready. with a few moments to spare they headed into the barn for these photos. I just love how they turned out with the sun streaming in between the boards.

the ceremony was so sweet to witness- the tears of happiness shone in both their eyes. i always love these moments because it is one of the first times since the wedding planning buzz began that suddenly none of it matters. there is nothing but the bride, the groom and the words they are professing to one another.
these Cadillac's hold some pretty special memories for christine. her grandpa loved restoring vintage cars. some of her earliest memories of him included her in his lap behind these steering wheels. How perfect then that she included his sweet memory in her day as she journeyed to the church and later took her first drive as mrs. smart.

 i love this photograph not despite the fact that you can see my lens in the side of the mirror – but because you can. it perfectly recounts the moment of christine & evan being chased by ‘the paparazzi’ while well-wishers honked and cheered as we convoyed through town to sunnidale park.

i LOVE this series. these spontaneous moments are exactly why we do what we do- i just love the expressions captured on christine's face as the wind picked up her dress creating these beautiful moments you just cannot orchestrate. love.
 christine & evan entered the reception & the night blended into a chorus of good food, toasts, dancing and celebration. oh- and popcorn machine? check.

christine & evan, we had a wonderful time seeing this beautiful day unfold. thank-you for trusting us to capture the moments for you. we hope you are having a fabulously relaxing time away together!

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carly + andrew

we just love carly & andrew. not only because carly is kyle’s little sister, but because if you spend just a few moments with her you will understand. She is a super down to earth, au natural, beautiful {breath taking bride right?!}, summer loving, flip flops and sundresses kind of girl. as i have become a member of the chupp family I have also seen what an amazing person andrew is and how perfect he is for carly. he’s the type of guy who just knows all of carly’s quirks and loves her more for each one of them {he was sure to remember to remind the caterers the morning of the wedding how carly ‘prefers her food not touch’}he also knows just what to do when she’s feeling sad and how to make her smile. carly & andrew have a shared love for everything georgia tech {where they first met}.

it has been amazing to see (& hear from a distance) their growing relationship – and when andrew proposed we couldn’t have been more excited for them! the wedding planning fun had begun!

the morning of their wedding day started off with a relaxing atmosphere at the chupp residence complete with mamosas and a buffet of some of carly’s favourite brunch foods {which included brownies J}. the girls were beautified with hair and makeup courtesy of suzan and amanda  {you guys rock!} i must say, i still can’t quite get the word ‘luminous’ out of my head it was used so much in describing your appearances{in reference to the makeup amanda was applying}!

the beautiful mother of the bride.

isn’t carly the most breathtaking bride? my eyes kept welling up all day long she just looked so beautiful!

i love how her colours compliment each other. their bouquets just popped in front of their dresses.

the guys spent the morning helping set up the venue before heading to get ready. our brother-in-law bryan sintos from tin can photography was there to give us a hand and capture these moments since kyle was one of the groomsmen! {Thanks bryan for an awesome job!} i especially love the tie series he envisioned. i just hope i executed the final product well and did justice to the vision you had for these pictures!

 cranes have been on our minds for a few months now while we folded one by one until their were eventually over two thousand cranes strung up and waiting for their big debut.  it was so wonderful arrive at the millennium gate and see all of their planning come together. i was definitely eating up every detail!

the ceremony was simply beautiful- such powerful words spoken as life-long commitments were made. 

memaw & pawpaw. these two just witnessed the last of their 13 grandkids get married. they have already been blessed with 23 great-grandkids, another on the way this month, and another sweet babe {hopefully soon} to be adopted. simply amazing

the laid back atmosphere continued throughout the day as guests began to enjoy the food from carriage house catering while kyle and i stole the bride and groom away for some pictures together around the venue. i still get emotional looking at these pictures. they are just so sweet and loving to one another. 

while carly & andrew savoured a few moments to themselves before entering the reception i stole some quick photos of miss mamie's glorious cheesecakes. i cannot even begin to tell you how delicious these were – and look at how pretty they are! she did such a good job decorating and presenting these - making this cake table beautify the reception area.

the bride and groom entered their reception as the rambling reck joined the party and went staight into their first dance setting the rest of the reception in motion. 

carly & andrew- we just want to thankyou guys for asking us to be apart of your special day from this perspective. not only did we get to support you guys as family who loves you but we got to be involved in capturing every last detail and we would not trade that for anything. your wedding day holds a special place in both our hearts and we are so so so very excited for you both as you begin this crazy awesome journey of marriage. we love you!

{we also just wanted to say a special thanks to candace for stepping in as an extra photographer to help take pictures during the ceremony and reception so kyle and I could spend some time out on the dance floor as well as behind our lenses. thank you!}