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Welcome


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Welcome


We are Chuck Allen & Rilla Delorier

And we’re glad you're here.


Adventure Videos

Here are a few videos that capture some of our latest adventures!

Our October 2018 trip to the Oregon Coast

Day 10 of Chuck’s motorcycle ride from Savannah to Seattle

Our September 2018 trip to Eastern Oregon


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union


How we joined forces

union


How we joined forces

An epic surprise in the making at the world's largest aquarium.

MONDAY, MARCH THIRD (rilla's birthday)

  • 6pm | Chuck picks up Rilla from work in a Black Car and whisks her to Aria to meet friends for dinner

  • 6:30pm | Dinner begins at Table 9, the secret table in the wine cellar. An incredible dinner ensues.

  • 9:30pm | Driving home, Rilla doesn't feel well.

  • 10:30pm | First puke (1 of 6). Food poisoning?

  • 10:31pm - 6am | Yes. (The irony: Fish!)

TUESDAY, MARCH FORTH! (annual holiday to "march forth" on your dreams)

  • 6am | Rilla: "I'm way too sick to do anything today." Chuck: "Do what?"

  • 6:01am | Chuck fetches cool water, pills, fans, etc. to help Rilla rally. Searches for rosary beads even though he isn't Catholic.

  • 6:30am | Chuck: "I'm driving you in today. You can rest in the passenger seat." Rilla weakly agrees.

  • 7:30am | The duo arrive at Cobb Energy Center for the 2nd Annual Global Purpose Summit, where Rilla is to deliver a short presentation. She is due on stage just after Ghandi's grandson, Arun Ghandi, and just before Bernice King, daughter of MLK. No pressure. Rilla is full-on green.

  • 10:30am | She did it! Chuck drives Rilla to SunTrust Tower to attempt a work day. Rilla's hue improves to chartreuse.

  • 4pm | Guests arrive and gather at the Georgia Aquarium. Krista Massey, friend extraordinaire, funnels folks to a holding room.

  • 4:25pm | Chuck stuck in all-10-lanes-stopped traffic on the connector because of an accident. Krista calls in a celestial favor and at the last minute - quite literally - the brake lights subside and traffic begins moving. Disaster averted. Thank God.

  • 4:30pm | Chuck, driving up to the curb, calls Rilla to come down to go to a "good bye party" at the aquarium, to be thrown by her former team. Rilla finds the whole thing unnecessary and isn't feeling it.

  • 4:45pm | The duo arrive at the aquarium parking garage while Chuck is covertly texting their position to Krista. Krista says: "You need to delay 4 minutes." Chuck suggests Rilla change clothes in the car, so that happens.

  • 4:49pm | The duo walk to the main entrance and are met by the CMO of the Georgia Aquarium, who asks to show Rilla some updates to the SunTrust Exhibit. Chuck excuses himself to visit the restroom, though what he was really doing was getting last minute instructions from Krista. Krista radios for the divers to get into the water.

  • 4:55pm | Chuck rejoins Rilla and they walk into the Ocean Voyager Aquarium. No one is there. She is told that the team is feeding the beluga whales and will be joining shortly.

  • 4:56pm | Rilla notices two divers with bright lights swimming toward the glass; one of them is holding a black fish looking thing. Chuck and Rilla approach the glass. Chuck: "Do you know these divers? Do you think this is part of your going away party?"

  • 4:57pm | The divers stop right in front of the duo. One of them flips the black fish over to reveal a sign. On it is written the first line of Christopher Marlowe's poem The Passionate Shepherd to His Love. (English majors.. oh gawd) "Come live with me and be my love." Rilla looks puzzled; she was expecting maybe "Good luck and thanks for being a great CMO!" Chuck hands her a small piece of paper that says "And we will all the pleasures prove." (the second line of the poem) Rilla recognizes suddenly what's going on. Chuck pops the question. Rilla says yes.

  • 4:58pm | Music starts playing from loudspeaker. Rilla recognizes it as the song she had written for Chuck by Bob Sima. It's called Miere. She's thrilled the aquarium has the recording. Thrill turns to mind blown when Bob walks into the room singing the song live, followed by 50 of their closest friends.

  • 5:00pm | The duo party and visit with friends for a couple of hours. Mission accomplished! Oh, and the food poisoning issue seems resolved.

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Elohee


An Ancient Setting, An Unforgettable Day

Elohee


An Ancient Setting, An Unforgettable Day

Two cameras caught the action of the day, including one flying high above Elohee on a drone.

Soundtrack by Bob Sima (of course).

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO

Elohee is a special piece of land located in the north Georgia mountains in a place called Sautee Nacoochee. We were first introduced to the land by its previous owners, Joey Reiman and Cynthia Good. And we are forever grateful to the current owners, Andy and Carolyn Bralley, along with their daughter Evie and her husband Michael Cook, for allowing us to share our vows in such a sacred place. Ours is the last wedding that will ever occur there, and we are honored to participate in Elohee's ongoing development as a spiritual retreat center -- the only one of its kind in the Southeast United States.

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Miere


Miere


Get this: For Valentine's Day, 2014, Rilla asked Bob Sima to write a song for Chuck. The song would be called "Miere."  It describes a state of being somewhere north of love and south of agape. 

She emailed Bob some notes about their relationship on a Friday afternoon. Bob would use these notes to write the lyrics for the song. On Saturday morning, less than 24 hours later, Bob sent the following song to Rilla. This is the original version he recorded at home in just one evening.

click below to hear the song

Sweet baby love of my life, sweet baby love of my life
I feel your voice so near when the hummingbird flies
Sweet baby I watch you shine, bring color into my life
High definition, full-throttle living, baby hold on tight

Miere is such a better way
To say what love could never say
In its come up short, pedestrian kind of cliché
Miere is our own word
For depth and truth only our hearts heard
In the only way we could ever seem to define
Miere darling love of mine

Sweet baby love of my life, sweet baby love of my life
I’ll find you there under the willow’s gentle sway
Sweet baby show me the way, grant me permission with your volition
When we shine as one we’ll put the Ray between our names

Miere is such a better way
To say what love could never say
In its come up short, pedestrian kind of cliché
Miere is our own word
For depth and truth only our hearts heard
In the only the way we could ever seem to define
Miere

Sweet baby love of my life, sweet baby love of my life
I feel your voice is near when the hummingbird flies