Keeping it brief since it’s either a picture of food, Dan or a building (or in one case, a building called the Dan) - we finally left Tel Aviv for a day trip to Jerusalem where you guessed it, we ate and I took pictures of Dans. Not willing to go all the way through Istanbul without stopping for a meal (or three), we (I) purposely booked a 7 hour layover for snacking. Don’t you want to be my travel buddy? Whenever I go somewhere I really like I get an almost panic that I don’t know when / if I’ll get to go back and see / eat things again. Hopefully 2019 will be a year of eating new and familiar delicious snacks around the world.Read More
Wow, well the only thing I’ve been good at here lately is being incredibly delinquent at posting! No better way to get back into things than sharing Sarah and Travis’s wedding day from earlier this year in Cape Elizabeth.Read More
One of those amazing early spring days, we got to explore Cohasset before any of the tourists crowded the docks. Brittany and Scott’s wedding was the type to leave me smiling so hard all the drive home - tears during the ceremony, amazing dance-offs at night.Read More
It seems a little crazy to say that I'd never been to New Jersey, but the trip for Tyler and Al's wedding had great people and delicious strip mall bagels for cheap so I don't see what's not to love! :) I may be partly joking about the bagels (but not really) but I'm definitely not joking about Tyler and Al and their friends and family making this a fantastic wedding. Between the church cat (John, naturally), misty rain, and two people filled with love and joy, you can't go wrong.Read More
The stuff that really made Istanbul great for me was the stuff I didn't know about until I got there. And that's on top of everything I knew that made me really really want to go there. But the bal kaymak, the ferries, the fresh fruits, the tiny winding streets. Those are the things that I'm still thinking about months later.Read More
Alexis and Adam's wedding day goes to show that no magic, excitement or anticipation is lost by having a small wedding. Rain decided to crash their party, but only made things more cozy.Read More
Everyone planning a Fall wedding is looking for exactly this day. The maple trees are en fuego, the weather is comfortable without turning freezing at night, and the sunset is long and golden. When the DJ didn't show up, it could have turned a dream day into a nightmare. But Mark and Angela and their friends happen to be like a way better, real-life version of Pitch Perfect, if those people also knew how to play instruments. What could have been a disaster made their wedding incredible, unique and fun.Read More
Tel Aviv went rapidly from (1) a place that was (stupidly) not even on my travel radar, to (2) I'm so grateful and satisfied to have gotten to go once, to (3) WE HAVE TO GO BACK, full Lost-style.Read More
If I hadn't already known Meli was a woman after my own heart, I found out for sure when the morning of her wedding, she heard there was a surprise and immediately assumed her dog was making an appearance.
And that was on top of her planning a wedding and weekend that would have been anyone's dream, including me!Read More
After every wedding I get to be a part of, I am struck by how amazing it is that I have been let in to such an intimate and special day in peoples' lives. It's a level of giddyness I'll never get over and gratitude that, despite my best efforts, I never feel that I've properly conveyed to the people who invited me to be there.
These feelings get magnified times a million when your friends let you be the only person to witness their elopement. Then times a bajillion that they chose San Francisco and Yosemite as the backdrop. And they let you make stops for hotdogs and keychains at the national park gift shop? Pretty unparalleled coolness.
After their ceremony at city hall, we explored the sutro baths before road tripping out to Far Meadow. In an epically twisty and barf-inducing (but totally worth it) drive, you are rewarded with a cabin and two a-frames set on a mountain meadow. Getting ready for the wedding consisted of a quick round of Boggle, a complete breakfast, and heading to the car for the drive to Yosemite. We came across a secluded part of the Merced river, perfect for a private exchange of vows, and then wound our way up to Glacier Point for a hike for views out over the whole valley. A perfect, whistle-stop NorCal tour.Read More
It's crazy that you can get to Guadeloupe in less than 4 hours. Even though I would have taken another day or two to hang out and do very little while drinking local fruit juice (speaking of crazy. I'm wild like that), the cheap flights really do make it a tempting long-weekend trip.Read More
Sugarloaf on labor day meant fields of golden rod, some rogue maples turning red, the last remnants of hurricane harvey. A surprisingly beautiful combination and an unsurprisingly amazing wedding day for Jen and Dan. I mean, there were four dogs there, so it was bound to be a good one!Read More
Ahh what a day!! A glorious, perfectly sunny and day where no one held back on the emotions. Whenever friends and makeup artists are telling the bride or groom not to cry I'm yelling inside "CRY!!".Read More
My job never really feels like a job, but then there are days when I meet the happiest, most at ease people, and I can't believe I get to hang out with them for the whole day, let alone have it be "work". I knew these fellow Colby alums were going to be cool, and combined with awesome friendors Meghan (B Merry) and Emily (Emily Carter Floral Designs) I knew it was going to look beautiful and be smooth sailing.Read More
We ended our France trip with a day and a half in Paris, where the primary goal was to use the rest of my film and eat everything I could get my paws on. Missions accomplished!Read More
Anyone planning a destination wedding? Can I invite myself? Bree and Peter and their friends and family met up at the El Dorado Royale for a long weekend of Mexican sun, sea and drinks served in hollowed out pineapples (!!!). Even if pineapple drinks aren't on the table, this is probably the way to do it. Everyone has already had a bit of vacation and a few drinks/swims by the time the wedding comes around so there are very few nerves or possible frustrations. The result? You get a laid-back, tropical, pool-jumping party.Read More
An Allman Brothers cover band-slash-jam-band, one orange farm cat, the brightest most beautiful blooms and two people head over heels happy to get married. It's not part of a great joke (only because I can't think of an appropriate setup?) it was Kirsten and Zack's amazing wedding, a day where everyone attending and working was giddy!Read More
The one thing I tried so hard to do all day was not say that something was gorgeous because the t-shirt ruined that descriptor of Ithaca ten years ago. I failed very hard though, because this day was gorge gorge gorge.Read More
Provence isn't really one of those destinations that you need to convince people is beautiful and worth visiting, so I'll spare you all that and fill you in on some fun things we did and answer some of my own questions I had before leaving. There are lots of things I just couldn't find out about - a combination of me trying to over-prepare in case my french failed us (a very likely scenario!) and a lack of websites and information online (so french).Read More