Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thankgiving! This year I was a little under the weather, but I still enjoyed being around family. Now it is Christmas time! Hard to believe it is already here.

I received some pictures of Laura and Daniel's wedding back in August from Audrey Goforth. The wedding took place on the Sammon's Terrace at the Grove Park Inn, and the reception took place in their lovely, Skyline Room. Laura and Daniel were such a fun couple with a love for art. They gave each guest a piece of artwork to take home...made their guests feel special by adding such a personal touch.

Laura and her mom, nice to see a mother and daughter so close.

Lovely flowers by Julie, the Grove Park florist. Dana, with A Fine Line, hand painted each table number. She has so much talent, and does the most beautiful calligraphy of anyone I have every seen.

Sibbie and I...loved her!

Such a sweet picture of Laura and her dad!

Sibbie and her friends having a good ole time! :)

Watch out...we have a break dancer!

...and an air guitarist!

And the exit...thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you all!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Blast from the Past

I ran into Aaron with Aaron Imaging at Corey McNabb's Rockstar Workshop. I haven't seen him in a long time, so it was nice to catch up. He sent me some pictures of a wedding we did together back in 2005. This was one of the sweetest weddings I have done because both the bride and the groom were deaf, and the love that the shared shone through them. When the saxophone player with The Asheville Gentlemen played a song, they both laid their hands on the instrument so they could 'listen' to the music. There was not a dry eye in the place. I had to share these pictures...

Here are some very kind words from Aaron...

"In the summer of '05 I got a call from a gentleman in North Dakota. He said his youngest daughter had been dreaming of her wedding day all her life and he planned on making it one she would never forget. He said the wedding might be different from most I photograph. The groom and his family are from Puerto Rica and speak little to no English. I told him that was cool, I do allot of international weddings. Then he told me the bride and groom are both deaf and speak sign language. Wow! A special needs, three language, high end wedding, sounds like a recipe for disaster to me!

Arriving on location the wedding day, I could tell from the first moment the day was going to go well. I was greeted by a full time ASL interpreter, who had come from Raleigh. I did not know there were full time ASL interpreters. Who finds people like this? At the end of the day, I knew whoever found her, found the best.

The musicians were incredible! But why have top notch musicians at a deaf wedding? I learned soon enough..... Lisa and Alberto can FEEL the music together with their hands. Wow again, who thinks of this stuff?

The minister and interpreter worked together like they were one person. The minister was very sensitive to the bride and groom's needs and gave them a ceremony that I know did not come out of any book.

I was given ample time and help to photograph the couple and we had a blast. Dinner was nothing short of spectacular and the cake was elegant. A perfect wedding ended with some toasts that left no dry eyes. Dad delivered his promise to his girl, she got her dream wedding.

It turns out Tara Jordan was the hero behind the scenes, thinking of the little things that made the day, making the potential nightmare wedding into a dream wedding. So it does not surprise me one bit that Weddings with Tara has quickly risen above the crowd and became a premier service for the discerning bride. Keep up the great work!"