Christopher + Renée.

October 08, 2015  •  4 Comments

So I have been thinking about writing this for Renée and Chris for a really long time now.  Months have gone by where in my head there has been this super sweet post dedicated to two extremely special people to me.  But how on earth do you begin to say all the things you feel for someone who is such a huge part of your life, about the most important day of their life?? I don't know. What I do know is that many times trying, many times being distracted by Candy Crush has led to this.  The day before you guys get married and now I have to write it all down because that is what I do, and because after tomorrow I won't have the chance to.  To relive the moments leading up to your proposal, to recount the past year and a half of planning, excitement and ups and downs.  Tomorrow you both marry your very best friend.  

Tomorrow Renée you get to keep Chris.  You get a man who has a gigantic heart.  Almost as big as his arms.  A heart that may take a little while to warm up but once it does it is the most loyal heart there has ever been.  Chris seems to make you earn his trust, earn his loyalty.  But once you have it is the biggest display of love you will see.  Which is pretty amazing.  But Renée you seem to be the one who got to skip all of that.  That proving of what kind of person you are, that earning of his respect.   He loved you from go.  I may not have been around from the beginning but it was pretty damn close.  And from what I hear there was food involved.  A starving Renée, a clueless older brother (man I really love him), a ton of family, and an observant, polite, patient Chris.  I think this sums up the part I wasn't there for so we can fast forward to when I knew you two as a couple. I will never forget my first impression of Chris.  For some reason the fact that you ordered FOUR california rainbow rolls at sushi for yourself made me nervous.  I may have been going through some trust issues at the time, I'll admit it but I'm sorry I just didn't like it.  Well, per usual I was wrong.  Somewhere along the way you and I have bonded.  I have never had a brother, {although there was that one time, a couple months ago, when I thought my parents were surprising me with one, but ya again I was wrong}.  But you are by far the closest thing I have ever had to a brother.  I am so glad that we get along the way we do.  That there is this mutual adoration between us {don't deny it you adore me too I know it}, and it is so special to me.  The way you laugh at me constantly, not with me but really at me, your encouraging words always, the way you care and show concern to all around you.  You're pretty freaking awesome Chris.  I think you totally deserve Renée.  

Speaking of her, my first impression of Renée was fantastic on the other hand.  I would need clothes, or sneakers for a run and Seth would steal some of your stuff and it was always just my style.  I knew we were also going to be a perfect fit, just like our clothes.  And then there was the time you ate the chocolate cream pie Seth brought home for himself and then you demanded one for your birthday! I reeeallly knew then! Ahhh I can't even begin speaking about you and all your wonderfulness.  Just your smile alone could inspire a thousand blogs.  It is infectious.  It is genuine.  Every smile is a testament to the kind of person you are.  The person your wonderful parents have raised.  Someone who is kind.  Respectful.  Honest.  Spunky. Ya you are really spunky.  Like waaaayyy too spunky at 9 am but hey, the world takes all kinds of people.  Over the past three years I have seen you go through soooo many changes.  You have put yourself through training that few people could have done.  You finished school.  Career changes.  To name a few.  But tomorrow possibly the biggest change.  You and Chris begin your life together.  And you know what I know?  That from this day forward you two will quite possibly be the happiest couple I have ever seen.  Not just tomorrow but for the ever.  The thought of Chris' face when you come down the aisle to him ALMOST brings tears to my eyes.  But I just got my lashes done so I can't cry yet {thanks Kierra!!}   

I love you Renée.  Plain and simple.  You are a sister, to me and my sister! a best friend, the perfect shopping parter, a great workout partner and really I just love  you.  {I hope the fact that I put the little accent mark over every "e" I wrote is at least proof of this.}  And I love you Chris.  Thank you both for constantly pushing and encouraging me.  Weather it's in the gym or photography or any other aspect of life I owe so much of what I have accomplished over the past three years to you.  You two are made to be with each other, and tomorrow will be the very well deserved perfect beginning to your forever. 

 

Now for the pictures and story from the surprise proposal that Chris planned and asked me to photograph :) 

 

Chris had a plan to take Renée to Watch Hill to take some photos together for their families. It was really sweet of him and we came up with a plan to surprise her.  But when they first met up with me Chris said he had to go to the bathroom and he took off.  And I thought it was over, that he totally chickened out and we weren't proposing. 

But then he came back.  So the plan was to walk to the end of the dock and have Renée pose with her back to us and I would ask her turn around and Chris would be down on one knee.  But then he did this...

and pulled out his chapstick.  Not cool Chris that looked a lot like you were going for a ring!

So back on track we started walking down the dock

With Renée's back to us, Chris pulled out the ring. 

She really didn't get it at first

But then she did :) 

Chris had the sweetest speech, I was crying, she was crying, I was trying not to fall backwards into the water

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Comments

4.Nicole Warfield(non-registered)
amy! You not only have a gift for photography but an amazing writing gift as well. You brought me to tears!
3.jen ruggirello(non-registered)
What a sweet heartfelt tribute. These two are the sweetest and I wish them a life full of blessings and amazing adventures.
2.Melody Nadeau(non-registered)
What a beautiful tribute. You are truly a special person. Couldn't help but tear up. It's simply beautiful about 2 beautiful people. Xo
1.Louise Grady(non-registered)
Dear Amy..this is a tribute like no other..so romantic...so loving..I could not finish reading it without wiping away the tears.so genuine. .so heartfelt...I could go on and on.thank you..I wish you would share it tonight at the rehearsal dinner..I will bring tissues...love to you.
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