I just realized I have several weddings from the summer that I never posted on the blog! They’re over on Facebook…but sometimes all these sites are just daunting to keep up with! Blarg.
Ok, so…Lisa and Vivek. These two are a few of my favorite people ever. Their so sweet, so in love. They actually married at a courthouse a while ago. Then they went to India and married in Vivek’s hometown with all the traditional Indian ceremonies. Then, they had their last big party here in NY where they celebrated both family cultures, dancing the Hora and J’ai Ho and they had a woman (who apparently is considered the Indian Jane Fonda…her words, not mine…though I cannot remember her name!) who taught the crowd some Indian dance moves. It was fantastic–the two families, though so different, loved each other so much. And Vivek’s mother and Lisa’s mother talk on the phone weekly!!! Here are a handful of my favorites:
I’m finally getting around to blogging the January destination wedding I did in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! I photographed Julia and Patrick’s engagement photos back in July. They soon after asked me to be a part of their wedding down in Mexico.
I didn’t know quite what to expect–I had never been to Mexico and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a crazy Cancun-esque party place or if it was going to be a resort-ish area. It was neither…and yet, sort of both. It had the party scene (which I did not partake in until AFTER Saturday evening =0) and it had the resort scene…but it also had this village feel to it. It was like a warm, small community where everyone knew each other and helped each other out. It really made me want to forget life in NY altogether and move to Mexico permanently! That is, until I remembered my puppies stuck in their kennel.
In any case, a special thanks to Julia and Patrick for kicking off 2010 with a bang!
Every time we visit Sean’s family, his mom makes zucchini bread. And it’s some of the most delicious bread I’ve ever had. It’s always so moist in the middle but carmelized on the outside and crust. And in the mornings, she takes it out and puts it on top of the coffee maker so that it heats up while coffee is brewing. HOW BRILLIANT IS THAT??
So, I had asked for the recipe. A while ago. And I just got around to baking my own loaf. And it tasted great–not AS great, but good enough to hit the spot. Only–I have this problem whenever I bake or cook anything. It comes out looking like crap. I don’t know if I just don’t have the correct cooking equipment or what–but seriously? Look at that…doesn’t that look like a big log of poop?
In fact, does anyone remember that movie: Three Men and a Baby II…the second movie where the mom is always trying to cook, but constantly screws it up? Yeah. THAT IS THE STORY OF MY LIFE.