Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jeff & Meryl, 7.18.09

We just received an email last night from the incredibly talented Amanda Herzberger, of Orchard Cove Photography. She worked with Karen on Meryl and Jeff's July 18th wedding at the Jonathan Edwards Winery, and her photographs are simply stunning!

It doesn't hurt that the bride and groom encapsulate all that is gracious, caring, and sincere. As avid yogis {if memory serves me correctly, they're both yoga instructors as well - Jeff teaches to kindergarten and pre-school aged kids - how adorable is THAT?} it was important for them to incorporate that sense of peace and calm which defines the yoga spirit, and did they ever!

After the sweet ceremony, guests moved up to the Winery's tasting room for Cocktails and some fabulous Hors d'Oeuvres inspired by the couple's favorite foods - Peanut Crusted Chicken Satay with Indian Curry and Mango Chutney, Vegetable Samosas with a Tamarind Glaze, and Seared Ahi with Avocado and Ginger on a thin Daikon Radish. After the bride and groom were introduced and danced their first dance, guests were treated to an incredibly eclectic family style menu which included a Golden Beet Salad with Fresh Mint from the Gourmet Galley garden and Sugar Snap Peas we picked up at the Farmers Market. For dessert, they opted for an assortment of pies {!!} instead of cake, which Joyce lovingly made here in our kitchen with organic Agave nectar, as well as a selection of organic handmade chocolates from Divine Treasures in Manchester.

From the prayer flags to the menu to the incredibly gorgeous gown Meryl wore, the day could not have been more perfectly 'them'. It was truly a pleasure to work with such an incredible couple - they even checked in on us in the cook tent to make sure we were okay and that everything was going smoothly! Who does that?!

Namaste Jeff and Meryl, thanks for letting us be a part of your incredible day!

Hungry for more gorgeousness? Check out Amanda's Blog here.

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