We recently so thrilled to check in with Christy & Dave who were celebrated 11 years of marriage. They married at Wintergreen Resort the same year and month that Sunny & Erik did. C&D chose the Blue Ridge Terrace as the site for their I Do’s, though and it’s probably a good thing. After Christy walked down the aisle, a windy front blew in and it dropped about 20 degrees during the ceremony! And since it was October, there was already a little chill in the air. We remember during the prayers and everyone had the head bowed, Christy would take the opportunity to huddle close to Dave. So cute! Having their guests close to the resort was we’re sure very welcome so everyone could run inside as soon as the ceremony was over. We also felt for her brother who played with frozen fingers a song on this guitar.
We’ve been lucky enough to keep in touch with Christy and Dave over the years and even got to visit with them when we were in NYC several years ago. We’re absolutely thrilled for them and their new addition to their family. Could she be any cuter?
– What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them?
We have learned a lot over the past eleven years. Some of the challenges we have faced felt insurmountable at the time. In retrospect, though, it seems clear that each challenge was specially designed to teach us something about what it means to believe that God really does care and really does have a plan that includes us. It seems counter-intuitive to two “type-A,” busy, driven people that there is freedom in knowing we do not have ultimate control over our health, our careers, or our families. In times when we had no choice other than to fearfully admit we were out of answers or solutions, God has been there. We’re still learning to trust that.
– Have you had any unexpected joys?
Absolutely! A crazy U-turn in life took us from New York City, where we’d spent ten wonderful years, to Raleigh, NC, where we had absolutely no connection. When we moved here, Dave was launching a new business, we knew no one, and we were struggling with infertility issues. Two years later, the business is thriving, we have incredible friends, and our daughter just turned six months old.
– Where has life found you since your wedding day? (career, home location, family status, etc.)
We spent ten years in New York City (shout out to the Upper West Side). Dave worked as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, and Christy worked – and still works – for ESPN in Marketing. We’re in Raleigh, NC now. Dave founded an opportunistic agricultural investment firm, and Christy works for ESPN from home. We have a fabulous five-year-old French Bulldog named Penny, and we gave birth to our daughter Harper in May.
– What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?
The photos bring all of our fondest memories flooding back. We had so, so, so much fun on our wedding day, despite the fact that it was absolutely FREEZING during the outdoor ceremony! Anne and Bill captured all of the best moments, from the look on Dave’s face when he saw Christy walking down the aisle to our friend Danny performing “Ice, Ice Baby” and doing “the worm” on the dance floor.
Thanks for the update, C&D! Now when do you see a trip out to the beautiful rocky mountains in your future? 🙂