April 15, 2012

Adaumont Farm Wedding | Katie + David

♥ A New Years Eve Affair

The Meeting...

It was October 2009 at an NC State football game. This was all thanks to her best friend, Austin. Austin was tailgating with David and a few other friends when she told him she was going to go see her friend Katie. David jokingly said to Austin, “Oh, what does your friend Katie look like?” At that moment, Austin knew she had to introduce us. She told David, “I will be back, and I’m bringing her with me!”
They met later that day…and after hanging out after the football game, a few weeks of talking on the phone, and many weekends burning up the roads between Greensboro & Raleigh, David finally made it official in November 2009 and they have barely spent a moment apart since!

The Proposal…

It was Thursday, May 26th. It started out like any other day. Little did she know it was going to be the best day of her life…so far!
5:45pm – Her first real class meeting of summer school. The class was supposed to meet from 6-10pm, but given that there were only 7 students, she thought surely she would be done by 8pm. David was still at work, so she called him and told him she thought she would be home by 8:00. He told her that he would have dinner ready when she got home. (No surprise there! He’s definitely the culinary inclined one.)
5:59pm – Being the good student that she is, she arrived to class put her phone on vibrate and in her purse. She and her partner were first to present in the class, she was a little nervous, so after she finished their presentation, she was so relieved and thinking of nothing else but “boy, am I glad that’s over.” She also didn’t hear the phone vibrate with a message asking “What time do you think you’ll be home?”
7:30pm – The last presentation is now finished. She grabbed her things, searched in her purse for the car keys and fish out her phone. There was a few emails and other messages. She read the message from David, “What time do you think you’ll be home?” Oops, didn’t see that earlier, she thought. She got in her car and drove the whole 2.5 miles home. She called David and said, “I’m on my way home now!” He said, “Ok, see you soon, I have dinner ready!” She hung up with him and as she was sitting at a stoplight, thumbing through her emails, she sees there’s one from her boss. She had been anxiously waiting to hear if she had been chosen for the job that she had just applied for. She quickly skimmed the email and found the line that said, “Your name has been sent to the Vice President in recommendation for this position.” Still sitting at the stoplight, she’s sure the car next to her thought she was crazy as she did a little celebratory dance! She was only about 4 blocks from home, so she decided to tell David when she got there. The light turns green and she calls her mom to tell her the good news; “Mom, guess what?!?” They both scream with excitement and continue talking as she pulls into the condo. Mom said, “You have to call your grandmother, she will be so excited to hear this.” As mom’s saying this, she’s pulling into the spot and noticed rose petals on the stairwell on her side of the building. Her mind began wandering, but not certain they’re for her since her stairwell is shared with 5 other units. She tells her mom that she will call Grandma shortly and will call her back soon.
She walks up the stairs delicately, trying not step on the rose petals. She walks in the back entrance to the house and finds a dozen roses, candles lit, and the table set for dinner. At this point she’s thinking, awwwwe David is being so sweet! But then, she looks around and doesn’t see David anywhere. She started calling out, “Where are you?!” Then she heard a knock at the front door. When she opened it, David was on one knee, ring in hand, asking “Will you marry me?!” The first thing out of her mouth was “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!” Then she shouted “YES!” He put the ring on her finger, they laughed, kissed, hugged, and she cried… Then she told him, “Oh hey, by the way, I got the job!” More cheering, more laughing, more kissing, more hugging, more crying (on her part)!

Why New Years Eve?

“Well I think it being New Year’s Eve makes the day even more special than a normal wedding. It’s so exciting to end an amazing year by marrying your best friend and start a new year that’s the beginning of the rest of our lives.”…Katie, Bride

Love Letters 

“Chris & Toni, Ohhhhh myyyyy gosh!!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!!! My mom and I just watched it and we’re crying and laughing!!!!! We absolutely LOVE it!!! And that was only watching it on my phone 🙂 I can’t wait to watch it on my big screen it at home!!!! Thank you guys so much for capturing our day. This is so special!! And we are SO GLAD we did this! You two are so talented it is unbelievable! Thank you for sharing your gift 🙂 I’m probably going to watch it a thousand times this weekend!!!!!! We will never be able to thank you enough!!! Love, Katie & David”…Bride + Groom
“Katie + David, we couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend our New Years Eve! We are so thrilled that you chose us to capture your story! It was such a joy getting to know you both! Your first look was one of our favorite moments of the day! And Katie’s dance with her dad was so much fun! You are both so special and we loved getting to share in your story! Thank you for reminding us how much we love doing what we do! We wish you the best!!!”…Chris + Toni


Bridal Prep/Reception | Adaumont Farm
Ceremony | Jamestown United Methodist Church
Photographer | Kellie Kano Photography
Cake Artist | Wanda Overman
Catering | Southern Roots
Florist | Randy McManus Designs
DJ/Band | Empty Pocket
Hair/Make up | Hair-Jessica Sharpe, Make Up- Laura Meredith, Dolce Vita Salon

Wedding Wire Review

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Chris & Toni are absolutely amazing and extremely talented!!! I fall more and more in love with our video every time I watch it! What they put together is absolutely beautiful. Our film brings tears from almost everyone who watches it (even those who were not AT our wedding). They were SO professional! One of my bridesmaids said “I don’t even remember someone videoing us!” They were able to capture every moment in a behind the scenes way! For those who are thinking they might skip videography to save money…DON’T!!! We almost did and I can tell you I would have been regretting it every day. I am so glad we went with Heart Stone Films!! Chris & Toni are unbelievably talented. They gave us such a special gift that we will cherish forever!
PS-check out their website you can watch videos and get to know Chris & Toni! their story is so precious, just like they are! 🙂



Chris and Toni,
I am so thankful Kelli Kano recommended you to video my daughter’s wedding. We came so close to not doing it. Now, we can’t put a price on it! It is so special to have this memory, Chris and Toni style! I can’t wait to view it someday with my grandchildren. They are going to love watching their parents, grandparents, family and friends. It is so professionally done. Truly amazing!!! It is a real feel good!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of our heart!
Nancy and Donnie Williams
Katie Dyson’s Parents and the proud in laws of David Dyson!

Nancy + Donnie,
It was our pleasure! We are so glad that you decided to have your day captured and thrilled that you were moved by the memories! We could not have thought of a better way to end our year and start a new one than capturing the beginning of a new journey! Katie + David are the perfect example of why we do what we do, pure love! You all are the sweetest and we had a blast!
Toni + Chris