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FC: Chris & Sharron | about | us | April 1, 2012
4: The Groom
5: & the Groomsmen
6: The first time I recall interacting with Sharron was Halloween of 2010 when we were building a haunted house in my uncle's garages; for some reason she liked hitting me with random scrap material. The thing that I remember most is that she had a lot of energy. I usually find that attractive in a woman, but she was having a bit too much fun with one of the zombie mannequins so I left her alone. Well, that and we worked together. ...and she was older. ...and I was seeing someone else at the time. So, yea, lots of reasons not to ask her out. Fast forward awhile. I'm a sushi fiend, and I'm always looking for an excuse to grab some. I'd acquired a group of friends that were nice enough to indulge me a couple times a month, provided I pay of course :P. Well, on this particular day my usual group friends had gotten all sushi'd out, and that left me with no one to go with. So I looked Sharron up and checked if she wanted to grab some. That was a truly wonderful evening. There was some really good sushi followed by us watching Boondock Saints. We joked around a bunch, punched each other a bit, and generally just chatted about all kinds of random things. I was surprised about the sheer number of inside jokes we had without even trying. When I went home later that night, I was thinking about how hard dating was, and why things couldn't just be easy - like they were with Sharron. That's when the light came on. What can I say, I'm not always the brightest knife on the racetrack. So I asked her out again the next night. Again, a really fantastic evening, topped off by a really fantastic kiss. I don't think I ever formally asked her if she wanted to date, but that's part of the fun of this relationship - I didn't have to, because she just knew. Needless to say the following month flew by. Thinking on it now it's just a blur of hiking, sushi, late night movies, talking about literally anything, and cuddling. I don't think I've ever talked so much to one person - ever! Late night TV and snuggling became a ritual. I remember thinking to myself one night how Sharron was (and still is!) everything I've never knew I wanted in a woman, how confusing love had been for me in the past and how easy it was with her, and I was reminded of something people would tell me when I would express reservations with love. They would say, "Chris, when it's the right one, you'll just know." At the time, I thought those people were just stark raving mad, but sitting there, watching South Park with the most amazing woman ever curled up next to me, it all made sense. I just knew. So I asked her to marry me.
7: Chris and I have known each other for over a year being that his uncle is my boss. So, it wasn’t a shock that we showed up at the same events and work parties, the Halloween Haunted House planning and execution, etc. We’ve always had fun but dating didn’t seem to be in the picture. So, what changed all that? No one wanted to go out for sushi. Let me explain... May 5th Anyone who knows Chris knows he loves his sushi, and one night he didn’t have anyone to go with him to dinner so he asked me. I said yes. We went to dinner, had a great time, went back to my place and talked/watched movies and then that was it. Nothing else. Seriously people. Get your mind out of the gutter. But was it a date? I wasn’t sure. Granted, he paid but there was no kiss. Very confusing. Luckily, he asked me out again and this time it was most definitely a date. By date two (the next night), we both knew that what was happening between us had potential (his words!). And by date three he asked me my thoughts on marriage. I have to admit I was a bit shocked when he brought it up. Normally, a girl has to pry this information out of a guy but there he sat—asking all the big/important questions and impressing me with his straightforwardness. June 5th A month later to the day of our first non-date, we were watching television (South Park, go figure) and he told me that he was going to wait a few months to ask me to marry him. I told him that was fine and that when he did I’d say yes. About thirty minutes later (or a few months in Chris time), he turned to me, looking all happy and a little surprised and said he didn’t know what he was waiting for and then he asked me to marry him. I wasn’t sure if he was kidding. He wasn’t. And I said yes. And cried. And I’ve never been happier.
8: Chris & Sharron | In the quiet moments before they say, "I Do".
12: L- R Heather Bright, Cathy Pegau, Sharron McClellan, Glennis McClellan, and Kim Camaratta
13: L-R Lael Rapier, Hubert Stepien, Chris Camaratta, Matt Camaratta and Mark Peabody
15: families | our
16: L - R Patrick McClellan, Hyung Ju McClellan, Cameron Bright, John Bright, Heather Bright, Sean Bright, Paul McClellan, Joy McClellan, Sharron McClellan, Chris Camaratta, Glennis McClellan, Gary McClellan, Karen Moore, Jim Moore Jr. , Jim Moore Sr. | Sean and Ethan
17: L -R Kaiden Camaratta, Tonya Camaratta, Matt Camaratta, Sharon McClellan, Chris Camaratta, Gwen Camaratta, Frank Camaratta
24: Read by Tracy Rysavy i carry your heart i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) ee cummings
26: fools | april's
32: first | dance
37: just | dance | Rob and Baba | Mark & Kim | Baba and Frank | Clint Pearson, Jason Cope, Chris Camaratta, Rob Karpchuk, Drew Karpchuk & John Doss
38: Tracy Rysavy and Cathy Pegau are obviously rockin' out! | Heather and Chris - Pulp Fiction moment | Chris and John doing.....well, we're not sure what that dance is called.... | Cathy Pegau and Becca Doss | Flashin' the gang signs | The Camaratta Clan: Joe, Nicole (mopey) and Kim
39: This doesn't look like it will end well. | Jennifer, Josie, Nicole and Kim | Baba and Gwen | Jen, Gretchen & Jen | Mark and Joy, the M.O.B. | Sharron and Jen | Hubert & Jowita
40: Chris & Sharron | April 1st 2012
41: Brides Side: Upper: Hyung ju McClellan, Ethan McClellan, Patrick McClellan Gary McClellan, Jim Moore Jr. , Karen & Jim Moore, Sean Bright, John Bright Lower: Cameron Bright, Glennis McClellan, Sharron McClellan, Chris Camaratta, Heather Bright, Joy & Paul McClellan | Groom's Side Upper: Joe Camaratta, Jack & Josie Novak, Jen Peszek, Frank & Gwen Camaratta, Syl & Carol Karpchuk, Becca & Jon Doss Rob Karpchuk, Drew Karpchuk, Lower: Kim Camaratta, Nick Camaratta, Nicole Camaratta, Sharron McClellan, Chris Camaratta, Stella (Baba) Karpchuk, Tonya Camaratta, Kaiden Camaratta, Matt Camaratta