In the spring of 2012, while putting herself through college, Whitney was working the brunch shifts at the Oakwood restaurant in Kitsilano, when a certain chef caught her eye. Initially she thought he was the crazy kitchen guy but after talking with him about his goals in life she quickly realized Chad was different. Whitney would always catch Chad staring at her and then one day he looked at her and said,
“You know my mom would really like you!” “You know my mom would really like you!”. That was a defining moment, and it meant even more after Whitney realized how much Chad’s mom means to him.
Among the years of memories, a few standout as the most memorable; like their romantic roadtrip down the Oregon Coast to Cannon Beach, or Chad surprising Whitney with a cat she had fallen in love with but was told she couldn’t have. However, the most memorable was going on their “babymoon” to California where they opened the ultrasound results to find out they were having a son!
Whitney’s love of Chad’s character and integrity; and Chad’s love of her sweetness and excitement for life lead them to a very special day – Whitney’s birthday. They biked to Spanish Banks beach to watch the sunset.
As the sun was setting Chad asked Whitney if she’d like to be a Hupé. As the sun was setting Chad asked Whitney if she’d like to be a Hupé (Chad’s family name)!
Continuing with the West Coast settings, the wedding was held at Whtyecliff Park as it’s their favorite beach to be at in the summertime!