bahia principe cayo levantado wedding. {christie + graig}

December 31, 2012

Christie & Graig met when we were just 15. They stayed in touch through college and into their adult years.  Christie says, ‘we often wondered why we unexpectedly and coincidentally ran into each other everywhere we went throughout the years.  Now we see it was all just a part of the plan.’ Graig’s love, patience and persistence paid off!

Three things Christie loves about Graig: his big heart; his sense of humour; and his smokin’ body.

Three things Graig loves about Christie: she is smokin’ hot; she is the best mom; and how Christie takes one bite of a cookie and then puts it back. 🙂

Neither one of them are huge romantics, but Christie & Graig really know how to make each other feel special. I love that their quality time together involves drinking wine and discovering new music! (Rob & I indulge in this on occasion too). Spending time with Christie & Graig after the wedding ceremony was absolutely magical. We explored the Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado resort grounds and listened to the special ‘Beloved’ playlist on our little boombox.

Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is a stunning and spacious all-inclusive resort on a small island, a short boat ride away from Samana coast (and a 6-hour road trip from Punta Cana for us). Despite its size, it still feels intimate and cozy. Perfect for Christie & Graig!

First things first, the luxurious bathroom with a jacuzzi and the breathtaking view from our balcony.

Location-scouting walk.

Rob joins the boys as their begin the wedding day with a game of bocce.

Christie snuggles up with their sweet twin daughters Avery and Makenna. 

Ocean & mountain view from the bridal suite.

First look on the balcony overlooking the ceremony site. So special. We will always think of you whenever we hear any Ray Lamontagne song! 

Baby groom.

Sun-kissed family.

Kissing under a mango tree.

Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, poolside reception.

Rock the Dress session the next morning. You know it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t get these two knockout love birds into the water!

One of my all-time faves.

Bye-bye Cayo Levantado! See you in April! 

Christie & Graig, we love you so. Rob & I are so honoured you chose us to document your beautiful wedding and your beautiful family!! Looking forward to a night of wine + music…. xoxo HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  1. Christie

    January 1st, 2013 at 14:40

    We are Blessed to have our lives touched by the beauty of two magnificent souls. Thank you Kayta and Rob for your energy, your grace and the magic you captured on our wedding day. We will be forever grateful. Xoxo

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