Team ChrisKris Gets Married

Team ChrisKris is back! This time there was no pizza, but there was a wedding instead! There was also lots of talk about Krispy Kreme (the best man has an app on his phone that alerts him whenever the donuts are hot), and lots of smack-talk between Chris and Kristen about who’s better at Call of Duty (I’m not getting involved in this debate). Between the donuts and video game smack-talk, there were also some Lego Movie references (thanks for getting “Everything is Awesome” stuck in my head again, Chris), and the general agreement between everyone present that Daryl is the best character in the Walking Dead. If you can’t already tell, it’s like Chris and Kristen are Geoff and I’s life partners… except in reality they’re each other’s life partners instead of ours, and they live in Charlotte so it’s hard to see them. But in spirit, it’s nice to know that there’s another couple out there spending their evenings reading and/or arguing about video games. We like them!

We also like their families (because everyone was hilarious) and their friends (because everyone was hilarious). When you’re having a smaller, intimate wedding, it helps when your people are nice and funny (and willing to hop over construction barriers without complaining). There was a hot chocolate bar (with Batman cups!) and a lot of books and purple accents and amaaaazing food and a lot of really entertaining dancing (Chris’s dad, we’re talking to you). Everyone was so entertaining and fabulous that, if we can think of a way to just start quietly and slyly showing up at this group’s family functions, we totally will. But for now we’ll have to settle on seeing them when we can and loving them all from afar.

Everything is awesome… everything is cool when you’re part of a team…!

Date: December 13, 2014

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Brakefield at Riverwalk // Rock Hill, South Carolina

First Dance Song: “Living for the Love of You” – Isley Brothers

Kristen’s Occupation: Eternal Student

Chris’s Occupation: IT

How You Met: College

Interesting Bride Fact: Lives in the south, hates grits.

Interesting Groom Fact: Had never seen the Neverending Story before meeting Kristen.

Honeymoon Destination: Minimoon – Asheville. Honeymoon – Hawaii!

Vendor Credits: Officiant – Rev. Rebecca Nagy | DJ – DJ Shogun | Florist – April’s Floral Expressions | Cake – Polka Dot Bake Shop | Caterer – Family Catering Services | Hair – Hiliary Wilson of Salon No Mirror Needed | Makeup – Joy of Flawless Makeup Art | Videographer – HoneyDew Films | Coordinator – Ivy Honeycutt of The Silk Veil Events

These two are kind of amazing, and I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard during a session in a long time (or while reading e-mail correspondences). Besides being awesome, their other handy attributes include working at a place where you can get free gourmet popsicles (and give some to your photographers) and having convenient access to the James K. Polk historic site where you can see, well, stuff about James K. Polk. That’s got to come in handy sometimes, though, right? And to answer the question on everyone’s mind: yes, they do have pine-scented candles with James K. Polk printed on them.

Our mission was, in Narissa and Sara’s words, “…for ya’ll to survive and for us to look like a straight couple.” We, of course, accepted this, as well as accepted a mission to photograph their Shepherd/Husky mix named Poncho Oscar who was absolutely ridiculous. Unbeknownst to all of us, we all also accepted the far less glamorous mission of being eaten alive by a multitude of fire ants which subsequently swelled up Carolyn’s foot for a good 3 days and Narissa’s ankle as well. But we think it was worth it.

We could on for a good while about how hilarious and kind and fantastic these two are, but we’re going to leave you some quotes about each other from them instead which kind of sum it all up.

Sara: “Narissa is honest, loving, tan year-round, genuine, hilarious, and absolutely beautiful. These are just a few of the reasons why I am going to make her my wife.”

Narissa: “I am looking forward to the day I can call Sara my woman-husband.”

Poncho: “These two ladies are crazy.”