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The Real Thing

I realize that this is from a wedding I shot just a few days ago but I already know that it will be a favorite image of mine for a long time. Getting to know Elena and Leigh has been a rare treat… they fit each other to perfection. Maybe it’s a little because they have known each other for 14 years but I think it’s more that they are complete equals in the relationship. The wedding day was stellar… the flavor of it sweet and simple. I am so very happy to have been a part of it.

The cast and crew get a lot of credit, too. Running the show, clipboards in hand, Samantha and Krissa from Soiree. Solabee crafted a welcome fresh take on decorating the fireplace on the Ecotrust roof and Simpatica put on a marvelous spread for all, even with the monster stair climb in the mix. ;0)

Come talk to me about your wedding plans… I’d be happy to tell you what I know.

A simple harmony… Madeline and Lee

June 27, 2009

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Madeline and Lee sang a duet in the fading light at Mt. Tabor’s volcanic amphitheater… clear voices and rapt guests on the benches around me. More emotion than anyone is ever ready for. Then they started a long and premature kiss… their officiant had to pronounce them husband and wife during the kiss. The crowd was laughing, crying and clapping and that’s the way it should be.

From there, the party moved to The West End Theater for great food, awesome music and some of the best toasts I have ever heard… an excellent evening all around!

Just a sweet detail… Madeline surprised the crowd by changing into her mom’s wedding dress for the second dance… when she had it fitted, she found some rice in the hem from her parents’ wedding many years ago. Stories like that just make my job more special.

Vendors were well chosen and the whole day flowed from one place to another just as it should… the talent is listed below:

Molli of Bon Soiree – ran the whole show with grace and patience.
Katherine of Event Cosmetics created beautiful fresh faces.
Andrea of August Veils designed the lovely ¬†feather and silk piece that Madeline wore in her hair… awesome detail!
Jill from Starflower hung the most gorgeous rose Kissing Balls from the trees. The rest of her flowers were like little explosions of red textures… perfect for the day.
Lance from Watts Films was the video guy… I haven’t seen his work yet but he was great to work with… relaxed and unobtrusive.
Simpatica put out a feast to be remembered… lots of people went back for seconds.
Cake and cupcakes were from the fine folks at the Bakery Bar.
The Nick Jaina Band was amazing… they are a fierce talent!
I was the lucky photographer… I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.