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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kristy and Russ: Married - Graylyn



Recently Geoff and I had a consult with a couple getting married in 2010. The bride asked me if there are any particular weddings that stand out that I really liked. Immediately, Kristy and Russ came to mind. It wasn't because of how beautiful her dress was. It wasn't because of the color palette and the reception details that I always love to shoot. It wasn't because we got to shoot at an amazing church and even more amazing reception venue. And it wasn't because of how dang PRETTY these two are.

The reason Kristy and Russ came to mind is because of how dear these two have become to us. Through the engagement & bridal sessions, the facebook messages & emails, the pasta dinner they made for us.....they have become friends. Toward the end of the reception they were dancing together and laughing....they didn't have a care in the world. This is going to sound terribly cheesy, but whatever - It just made me feel really, truly good inside...just really really happy for them......watching them together in this moment just reminded me that there IS good in this world.

My heart is broken that they will be moving this summer to Connecticut for Russ to begin school at Yale. Dang you, Russ...why you gotta be so smart?! :)





Kristy makes the best faces - this one's going on the website for sure. :)





See that hand? That's JB - she ROCKED Kristy's hair. She's out of Charlotte - (704) 421-8986





LOVE this shot....(captured by the fabulous Geoff, of course)





Props to Kristy for her wedding day gift to Russ - engraved cufflinks with her beautiful pictures inside. :)



My jaw is on the ground over this one. Sweet goodness!!! There aren't words for your beauty. None.





Geoff ROCKED THESE OUT. Seriously, in looking through the proofs, I have like TEN favorites of Russ by himself.





So I was a little obsessed with the flowers...excellent work by Beverly's of Midway out of Winston-Salem.



The ceremony was at the very dramatic and ultra beautiful Centenary United Methodist Church in Winson-Salem.





Oh goodness.....this gets me good.











I love this - Geoff and I had gotten in our car and pulled up to the front of the church to ask Kristy and Russ a question. After we said "I'll see you there", they thought we had driven off....I happened to have my camera on my lap and began to shoot as Russ did this little dance unsuspectingly.



The reception was at the incredible Graylyn. Wow! What an awesome location. We drove up and Geoff shouted to me like a little boy, "it looks like a castle!". We stayed there the night before and were really pleased with the accommodations (plus, they have free ice cream 24/7). And the grounds are to die for. A+++ for this venue!



The reception was really nice - super classy, super chill. One of my personal favorite moments was when I got to eat that cake....oh, that wonderful glorious chocolatey cake that was sent down straight from heaven. Props to Maxie B's - they are out of Greensboro.





Do I even have to say it? I. LOVE. THIS.



Following their reception, Kristy and Russ gave us about an hour to shoot a "Day After" session with them around the property of Graylyn. I have WAY too many favorites, so I have to dedicate a separate blog post for them....check back tomorrow! :)

25 comments:

Tish Mackay said...

Wow! those are amazing - love the one of them in front of the church. The little dance was too cute.

Holly Bush said...

a.freaking.mazing. :) so beautiful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Shannon said...

wow!! These are amazing Cheyenne! And Kristy and Russ look sooo remarkable! :) Congrats Beautiful Kristy!

Kelsy Nielson Photographer said...

These are GORGEOUS! I loved them all. Amazing wedding!!!

Allison Hicks said...

Wonderful! Absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Cheyenne & Geoff...you are crazy talented. Don't you ever forget it. You rocked this wedding....and you're just going to continue rocking it.

-your favorite ghetto friends.

Candice & Dan
{http://www.thebeautifulmess.com/blog}

missjulierae said...

I have been waiting for you to post these! Insane! Beautiful doesn't even describe the wedding! I need to step up my game before June :)

Darrell Brock said...

Now that looks like a great venue. Congrats on another great job!!!

Sassy said...

As always, your work is stunning! Kristy looked gorgeous!

Jessica L Sack said...

Yet another post I've been waiting for! L.O.V.E. the ring shot w/the chess pieces... Miss you guys!

Kristy Powell said...

Russ just called me from work. He asked to use his boss' computer so he could see these photos. He couldn't stop "gushing" over them. I'll let him post his own thoughts later. But goodness. I'm obsessed. I can't stop staring at each one. And what you wrote about us was too kind. We feel like we have shot ourselves in the foot a little with leaving after meeting two people we would love to be real friends in and through life with. You two are amazing, wonderful people. As I have said before, we are thankful for your talent, we are blessed to have been exposed to your character as people.

And we can not wait for tomorrow!!!!!

Kristy Powell said...

Ps. I hope you don't know my IP address, I would be embarrassed if you could tell how many time I go to your blog (particularly today).

Audrey said...

these pictures are stunning!! I especially love the wedding party shot in the church pews - so unique! great job as always! and yeah, they are both super fine. must have been tough to shoot them. :)

Heather said...

Kristy, you're so beautiful, and most of all you and Russ look SO happy and in love ~ I'm so happy to have gotten the chance to get to know you!

AZ said...

I need to see more of these pics! Kristy looked gorgeous! The wedding looked gorgeous! The pics are gorgeous! Those cufflinks are awesome too! Great job planning, Kristy, and great job capturing Cheyenne and Geoff.

Caroline Ghetes said...

Beautiful job, Cheyenne!!!

acostley said...

I feel like a "blog stalker" too:) I love these! Every time you post something, I get more and more excited!!!

Tracy (Serendipity Images) said...

Wow Cheyenne -- these are absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing venue ... incredible lighting ... and GORGEOUS couple! You and Geoff rocked it! ;-)

Logan said...

Beautiful photos!! I think I'm in love with everything about this couple - the engagement session, the bridal portraits, and now the wedding. Kristy looks absolutely flawless!

Amy Free said...

What a breath-taking BRIDE and oooohhh my the details. Your clean fresh style is just oozing from these images!

Jesse Fender said...

Wow! Those are really great! Kristy is absolutely breathtaking!

Katherine B. said...

Hehe, I've been waiting a long time for these too!! And it was worth the wait, they are un-freaking-real!!!!!!! Kristy and Russ, y'all will have supermodel babies, seriously... :)

Carrie J said...

Your happiness and beauty overwhelms! I have to dry my eyes to continue to see your photos!

Amy Martin said...

gorgeous you guys!!