Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Nichole and Brett
A gorgeous day in autumn. Lot's of emotion, tears, silly stuff. Funny kids. A close knit wedding party. A truly unique cake. And dancing. Not to mention a couple who are very happy to be together. Dad checked the marriage certificate to make sure it was all legal before letting Brett have his daughter. Nichole's mom had a lot of details that I could tell she enjoyed doing. Both sides of the family made this wedding look easy. And did I mention there was dancing? Lots of it.
Details details: Pears with place cards, pear shaped cookies. Handmade beaded necklaces for the bridesmaids. Handmade wraps for all the girls. And a covered bridge they found for photos.
This was a lot of fun. Loved the slide show at the reception. And their sign in book was stunning. There were a lot of things that made this day personal to the couple and their families. Brett's students played violin before the reception. The list goes on!
But mostly, this day was good because it was genuine, emotional, and full of happy people. If anyone was stressed, I couldn't tell.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
My favorite kitchen, besides my own, can be found at Taquet .
I could spend hours there. They let me sample while I photograph. The staff remembers you. The Everyday becomes elegant. I love their bartender. I could go on and on about the food, the staff, and the atmosphere of this place.
However! I was privileged to be able to photograph their charity event for Fox Chase Cancer Center. What an evening. Elegance in perfection and vice versa. No detail left out. Every auction item a dream. Jean Francoise Taquet is inspirational in his pursuit of living. He reminded his guests that the dinner was in honor of being alive and healthy and well. And to not take it for granted.
If you need a restaurant to celebrate life's milestones, or just to experience the joy of food and wine and service. Go.
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