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Delighted is the very best description! The wedding day has finally arrived and sheer delight has replaced the aggravation of all that planning. For Madeline and Lee, the world kept spinning around them as they had their first look… giddy is a good word to go with delighted. They had a chance to flirt and kiss and twirl the dress in relative privacy… things you can’t do if your first look is at the alter.

We were at the Mt. Tabor amphitheater on this beautiful day… Jill, of Starflower, was hanging rose balls on the stage where the musicians were setting up. The flower girl was running in the grass, her long blonde curls topped by a gorgeous wreath of roses… Molli, of Soiree, was manning the clip board and making sure all the pieces were coming together.

For all of you planning a wedding, I think the best advice you can take is to hire your vendors carefully… the professionals will do what they know how to do and will work with everyone else to make it a great team effort. You and your beloved should be able to dance into your day knowing that you have done the planning and handed it over to the people who will make it happen.

Me? I was delighted to be a part of this… I was privileged to watch this marriage begin and I know that the pictures are real and true because Madeline and Lee are real and true. ;0)

A simple harmony… Madeline and Lee

June 27, 2009


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.