Canadian newlyweds Curtis LaVigne and Amy Sorrentino own some 10 enthusiast cars and a couple of motorcycles between them, so when their wedding photographer, Phil Babcock, suggested a photo in front of a car peeling rubber, it was a no-brainer.

The couple, who got married August 26, borrowed their friend Mike Martino’s Japanese-import 2000 Nissan S15 Silvia Spec R for the epic smokeshow wedding shoot, reports

The photograph had to be framed just right, so Babcock got the couple to stand just inches away from the fender of the mid-burnout Nissan. Sorrentino says the heat burned the top layer of tulle off her wedding dress, in fact.

Lavigne’s collection includes a 2000 Honda Civic SiR, a 1986 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon, a 1997 Toyota 4Runner and a Chevrolet C/K 1500 pickup, while Sorrentino owns two Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks. “This picture completely sums up Curtis and I as individuals and especially as a couple,” the bride said. Epic.



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