Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Better Half - Tec and Chelsea-01

I've had a couple crush on these two ever since I saw their beautiful wedding photos back in 2008 when when it was my wedding planning season. Such beautiful details! Since then, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Tec and Chelsea through their beautiful work for Kinfolk. Chelsea is an artist and blogger (love!) and a photo stylist. Tec is an amazing wedding photographer and a Michigan native (you know I always have to throw Michigan in when I can). He and Chelsea now call Nashville, Tennesee home and just recently celebrated their 4 year anniversary.

Thank you Tec and Chelsea for being a part of My Better Half!

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TEC
1. He's as handsome as he is kind.
2. Has no sense of personal space (I've watched him literally back people into corners).
3. Looks for any excuse to party. (He ranked "social life" above "communication" in our pre-marriage counseling. I like to tell myself that he didn't understand the question. 

CHELSEA
1. She's the best listener I know.
2. Keeps fresh flowers in the house year-round.
3. Taught me that sneezes have a smell.

THEIR STORY (as told by Chelsea)
Our love story begins like many great romances of today: with a shirtless myspace photo. Tec was living in Nashville and I was preparing to move there with my sister after I graduated college. My sister was already dating a guy in Nashville so they began operation set Chelsea up with one of our friends. Lo and behold, Tec and his shirtless myspace profile picture reeled me in. We emailed for about a month and then, without talking on the phone or ever hearing each other's voices, Tec drove down to meet me...and my partents and my sister. I knew that a guy with that much confidence and fearlessness was one to hold onto. After we said goodbye to my parents that weekend, my dad told my mom, "She's going to marry that boy." Fast forward two years and we were saying our "I do's" in a Tennessee barn on a hot June day in 2008. We've been learning and loving and laughing ever since. 

Thank you Tec and Chelsea for being a part of My Better Half!

Adorable outtake after the jump!

Tec and Chelsea

Photos by Tec and Chelsea Petaja

25 comments:

  1. I love that you posted this today! Today is our wedding anniversary... 3 years. When I saw this couple I was transported back to when I was planning our wedding, mooning over this couple and their wedding, and first discovered blogs! Haha! As usual, another perfect post :)

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  2. They're such an adorable couple. Another great addition to the series.

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  3. this is a particularly sweet one - loved exploring this couples' creative work.

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  4. Sweetest, beautiful couple ever. So happy to see them highlighted in this series!

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  5. They are a crazy cute couple. I can only imagine how beautiful their kiddos will be!

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  6. I LOVE these photos! So cute.
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  7. they're adorable. he's one of my very favorite photographers! so talented.

    (also, she has amazing hair :))

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  8. Oh goodness, their love story is so sweet.

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  9. Her hair is go awesome and their story is adorable - what confidence he must have to meet the mom and sister and her all in one go. Props

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  10. Their babies will be beautiful and artistic. X) They're just so adorbs!

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  11. yessss!!!!! ie-yie-yie.
    such stunning people,
    and the biggest sweethearts.

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  12. oh my this is the couple of the front cover of jose villa's book! they are absolutely gorgeous and i loved to know a little bit more about them!

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  13. I remember being absolutely obsessed with their gorgeous wedding during my wedding planning stage. I'm so glad you featured them! I will definitely be reading her blog.

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  14. Oh my Lord, too pretty. I know them both personal and they are just the sweetest, funniest people ever. Perfect! And so BEAUTIFUL! Best couple.

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  15. We are so blessed to have Chelsea as part of our family! She is the most amazing woman! And of course we love and adore Tec!

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