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#61 YaliSunshine

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    Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

    “I wanna dance with somebody!”

     

    Iceland Nov 2011 poland.jpg

     

    (Iceland November 2011) This is the gorgeous hairy love of my life. We’ve traveled to some fabulous places together, and our wedding will be in one of them. We will be married February 2013 in Riviera Maya.

    I met Kamil at a graduation party more than a decade ago. He was all blond spikes and baggy jeans, and my heart stopped the moment he entered the room. He sat at a rowdy table of guys, and was completely unaware that I was burning holes through him with my eyes. My best friend suggested I ask him to dance – I was a terrible dancer, we needed a plan.

    Here was the arrangement: as soon as the DJ played a Hip-Hop track, I would march over to the table, confess my two left feet, and ask the worst dancer in the bunch to join me in tearing up the dance floor. Epic failure! Every guy at the table pointed his finger at the pimple-faced drunken mess they called Lenny.  I laughed at my own luck and dragged my two left feet and Lenny to make good fools of ourselves. This must not have been lost on Kam…he asked about me. *wink*

     

    After some months of messages lost in translation among mutual friends, Kam and I finally had our first date on the steps of Union Square in NYC. We went sky-diving on our third date, and by the end of the summer, he was teaching me how to fish at his family lake house.

     

    yali fish.jpg fishing 2.jpg

     

    Kamil was born in Poland, and he and his family are deeply connected to the country and its history. When we were finally in a financial position to visit Poland in 2010, we jumped at the chance. He added a little bit of our own history to a quiet street that had likely witnessed as much ugliness as it had beauty. Maybe he planned it this way, or maybe he was too nervous to realize it, but Kamil never took the knee. He sat beside me and held my hand the whole time. I told him I was glad I didn’t have to “look down” at him to give him an answer. I NEVER want to look down at him. We respect each other. We are fully and equally present in all aspects of our relationship. He said that Poland and I are his two greatest loves, and this is why he chose to propose in Warsaw. (I think there are three of us - and those who have seen him with his motorcycle know exactly what I'm talking about!)

     

    Here's Kam, nervous just before popping the big question... proposed.jpg kam rides.jpg

     

    Turns out Kam was indeed the worst dancer at that table – and now every party we attend is punctuated with a dance-off…where the one with the worst moves takes the prize.  The man wins every time!

     

     Halloween 2011 047.jpg Funky chicken



    #62 YaliSunshine

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      Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

      “I wanna dance with somebody!”

       

      Iceland Nov 2011 poland.jpg

       

      (Iceland November 2011) This is the gorgeous hairy love of my life. We’ve traveled to some fabulous places together, and our wedding will be in one of them. We will be married February 2013 in Riviera Maya.

      I met Kamil at a graduation party more than a decade ago. He was all blond spikes and baggy jeans, and my heart stopped the moment he entered the room. He sat at a rowdy table of guys, and was completely unaware that I was burning holes through him with my eyes. My best friend suggested I ask him to dance – I was a terrible dancer, we needed a plan.

      Here was the arrangement: as soon as the DJ played a Hip-Hop track, I would march over to the table, confess my two left feet, and ask the worst dancer in the bunch to join me in tearing up the dance floor. Epic failure! Every guy at the table pointed his finger at the pimple-faced drunken mess they called Lenny.  I laughed at my own luck and dragged my two left feet and Lenny to make good fools of ourselves. This must not have been lost on Kam…he asked about me. *wink*

       

      After some months of messages lost in translation among mutual friends, Kam and I finally had our first date on the steps of Union Square in NYC. We went sky-diving on our third date, and by the end of the summer, he was teaching me how to fish at his family lake house.

       

      yali fish.jpg fishing 2.jpg

       

      Kamil was born in Poland, and he and his family are deeply connected to the country and its history. When we were finally in a financial position to visit Poland in 2010, we jumped at the chance. He added a little bit of our own history to a quiet street that had likely witnessed as much ugliness as it had beauty. Maybe he planned it this way, or maybe he was too nervous to realize it, but Kamil never took the knee. He sat beside me and held my hand the whole time. I told him I was glad I didn’t have to “look down” at him to give him an answer. I NEVER want to look down at him. We respect each other. We are fully and equally present in all aspects of our relationship. He said that Poland and I are his two greatest loves, and this is why he chose to propose in Warsaw. (I think there are three of us - and those who have seen him with his motorcycle know exactly what I'm talking about!)

       

      Here's Kam, nervous just before popping the big question... proposed.jpg kam rides.jpg

       

      Turns out Kam was indeed the worst dancer at that table – and now every party we attend is punctuated with a dance-off…where the one with the worst moves takes the prize.  The man wins every time!

       

       Halloween 2011 047.jpg Funky chicken



      #63 Chris N C Photo

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        Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

        Wow! We've had some fun times in our studio before, but this just might take the five-tiered cake.

        Last night we projected all the love stories onto the wall of our studio and read them all aloud. What a treat that was. It was like a cabaret of romance that we watched in our pyjamas.

         

        It was not easy, in fact we were up rather late getting it done, but we have narrowed it done to a shortlist of finalists. Nora is contacting all of them today to arrange a time that we can speak. If all goes well, we will be able to announce the grand prize winners by the end of the week.

         

        THANK YOU EVERYONE for sharing your stories. We felt genuinely touched by all of them.

         

        Stay tuned for some more exciting announcements... Really. I'm not just saying that!

         

        Chris



        #64 Chris N C Photo

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          Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

          And the winner is...

           

          Here's that website: whatitsworth.nandcphotography.com

           

          Thanks again to everyone who entered!



          #65 juliboley

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            Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

            Thank you so much, Nora and Chris!  We are thrilled as can be and can't wait to share our wedding with you!  



            #66 JayKay

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            • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
            • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
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            Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

            Congrats!!! Can't wait to see all the photos!!

            Originally Posted by juliboley 

            Thank you so much, Nora and Chris!  We are thrilled as can be and can't wait to share our wedding with you!  



            #67 alyssaw

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              Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

              Congrats Juli and Dan! I can't wait to see your wedding photos!! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest, all of your stories were lovely!



              #68 sararose1

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                Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

                CONGRATS!! I hope your wedding day is everything you dreamed it would be. I'm sure Chris and Nora will capture everything for you! Chris and Nora, you guys seem like a blast lol. We will definately be checking out the what its worth website tonight!



                #69 YaliSunshine

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                  Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

                  Yay Dan and Juli! Congrats to you both. I am sure that the sweet photography duo of Chris and Nora will take good care of you and give you fabulous shots.



                  #70 elissae

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                  • Wedding Location:Riu Palace Riviera Maya
                  • LocationClifton Park, NY

                  Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:36 AM

                  Congrats Dan & Julie!  Wishing you a beautiful life together!  Dan you shared a sweet story!  Julie is one lucky girl!  


                  Blissfully married since April 2, 2013.





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