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A Feather in Your Cap

Andrea Hoyt, of August Veils, is one of my heros… her magic creations always give me pretty places to point my camera. Imagine how happy she makes her clients!

For those of you wondering about the technical aspects of this image, it was done with a Lensbaby… the original and one of my favorites, the Muse.

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.

Magic in the vineyard…

mt374blogMeg and Trevor had originally planned to have their wedding at Portland’s Art Museum. They found out that the Park Blocks would be home to a huge event that day…music and food and many, many people. Decisions were made to move their wedding. Long story short, a family friend offered them his private vineyard near Dundee…a pretty space lined with trees and rimmed with lines of grapes up the slope. No electric, no bathrooms, no nothing. Oh my.

Well, you might say…that seems like a lot of work. You’d be right.

This most perfect day came  together because they hired the best of the best. Vibrant Table Catering brought in everything, including the must have checkered dance floor. Francoise Weeks was given free rein to make flower art…everywhere you turned, there was another unique floral gift. Andrea Hoyt , of August Veils was on hand to keep Meg’s dress fresh and the bridesmaids up to speed…she is wonderful to work with!  There were members  of the Portland Opera for the ceremony and Pepe & the Bottle Blondes to keep the dancers warm later. Salmon on the grill and amazing little dessert plates to go with  the rice krispies cake. Soiree did a phenomenal job of lacing together all of  the pieces…I mean this party ran like a good clock!

Take a look…at the end of the day, this is about hiring people you can trust to do what they do best.

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