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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ice Capades; Kara and Olivier Style!

Kara and Olivier met through mutual friends while attending the University of Connecticut. When they met in March of their senior year, both were planning to return home after graduating (Rhode Island for Kara, Senegal for Olivier), but they decided to stay in Connecticut together. Shortly after meeting, Olivier made plans to return to Senegal for the summer. Knowing that he didn’t want to leave Kara behind, he invited her to join him. Three months after meeting Olivier, Kara found herself in Senegal being introduced to his family and friends.

It was on the couple’s second trip to Senegal three years later that Olivier proposed. Olivier took Kara and his little sister to visit his Grandmother and Aunts. Since Kara doesn’t speak French, she wasn’t really paying attention to what they were talking about. However, all of her sudden she heard his Aunt say the word, “fiancĂ©”. That immediately caught Kara’s attention and she wondered what they could be talking about. It was on the way home from his Grandmother’s house that Olivier pulled the car over by a cliff that overlooked the ocean. With his 10 year old sister recording on a camcorder, he proposed! Not only had Olivier surprised her with a proposal, but his parents planned an engagement party for the next day. It was definitely a vacation to remember!

After rain cancelled their fall foliage Engagement Session, the couple looked for a new idea. What could they do in winter, but without snow? Ice Skating! Although Olivier was a little nervous about having his first time on skates forever documented, he loves trying new things and was excited to brag to his friends back home that he could ice skate. haha

Their session went beautifully and their pictures came out amazing!!!

They will get married August 14, 2010 at the Alpine Country Club, and again on January 8, 2011 at the Cathédrale Notre Dame des Victoires, Senegal. Can't wait to photograph their big day!!! They were a fun and spontaneous couple and I'm sure the wedding's going to be a lot of fun!

Check out their slideshow!!!

UPDATE: Take a peak at their wedding images

Monday, December 7, 2009

Newport Weddings Featured Couple - Colleen and Ike!

Sneak Preview!!!
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As we promised in our blog about our couple, Colleen and Ike, Newport Magazine has published a feature about their wedding!  The full feature is in the hardcopy of the magazine and you can see it here:   Newport Magazine: Colleen and Ike.

What a thrill!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tiff's Wicked Cakes

Tiffany Flanagan
Cranston, RI

Tiff has been passionate about being in the kitchen since she was knee high to a grasshopper! Her memories of her papa echoing his requests for more apples are still fresh in her mind, as though they just happened yesterday ... "MORE APPLES!" These days, you'll hear Tiff making similar requests such as, "MORE FONDANT!" haha

Tiff's is always willing to work within peoples' budgets and promises to deliver cakes that are "funky & wicked cool"!

Tiff certainly has a style all her own and will make your cake memorable! Just to give you an idea of her sense of culinary style, these are some selections from the menu items you'll see at Tiff's Wicked Cakes: "Yum Yum Give Me Some" (Cookies), "Pimped Out" (Custom Cupcakes), "OMG" (Chocolate Sculptures) and "Wicked" (Custom/Wedding Cakes).

Stop by and tell her Sara sent ya!

Visit them on FACEBOOK!

Check out the Cake Tiff made for my birthday 

Check out the Cake Tiff made for some of my wedding couples

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Linsey and Eric at Spring Valley CC

Linsey and Eric's story began in Massachusetts when they were in high school. The knew one another as friends and upon graduating from high school, life took them in separate directions. Serendipitously enough, some time later, the two had reconnected in the Big Apple! How synchronistic is that?

The two began to date and the rest, as they say, is history!

The ceremony took place at Temple Israel and the reception was at the Spring Valley Country Club, both in Sharon, MA on November 15, 2009

I loved this wedding, not only because the family was warm and high spirited but also because it was so different from the weddings I tend to shoot. This one was a jazz brunch in a very intimate setting.

The entire affair was beautifully put together by Rentals Unlimited. The florals were stunning and the band was terrific too! Couldn't ask for more!

Spring Valley Country Club, Sharon, MA


Check out their slideshow below!


UPDATE: Linsey and Eric's Wedding was Featured in 2011 LaBella Bride Magazine