Couple's car collection is proof positive of their dedication to all things automotive.
We've all seen wedding picture ideas copied to death, whether it's the wedding party members breaking into dance as they walk down the aisle, or the picture of the bride and groom running from a T-Rex that's been Photoshopped into the background. But Canadian newlyweds Curtis LaVigne and Amy Sorrentino had decided on a high-impact, far more auto-flavoured idea in mind.
LaVigne and Sorrentino, whose wedding took place on August 26, 2016 are both full-blown car people with 10 cars in their current collection. So, when their wedding photographer Phil Babcock suggested taking a photo of a vehicle doing a burnout as the new couple posed for the camera, neither bride nor groom protested.
"This picture completely sums up Curtis and I as individuals and especially as a couple."
Of course, mere words can't do this stunning photo justice. First of all, the car in the photo is not something you see everyday but a rare Japanese-import 2000 Nissan S15 Silvia Spec R (right-hand drive), owned by the couple's friend, Mike Martino.
Additionally, it's not like the Silvia S15 gives the couple a wide berth - the car comes within centimetres of bride and groom. In fact, Sorrentino says the tires burned the top layer of tulle on her wedding dress, which she had to wear once again the following day!
"It was definitely worth it," says Sorrentino, who is an owner of two Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks herself. "This picture completely sums up Curtis and I as individuals and especially as a couple."
LaVigne's collection is proof positive of their dedication to all things automotive. It runs the gamut, from a 2000 Honda Civic SiR and a 1997 Toyota 4Runner, to a 1986 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon and Chevrolet C/K 1500 pickup. Add a few motorcycles to the equation, and you can see why the burnout picture idea was so perfect for theses two.
A follow-up photograph shows the pair kissing, with tire smoke blowing all around them. Everyone in attendance, though, knew there was something special about the first photo. As one wedding guest said, "This is going to break the Internet."
Photo Credit: Phil Babcock