I was excited when consultant Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners first contacted me about flying me out to Seattle to cover Amanda & Doug’s 8/3/07 wedding in Seattle, but bummed that the couple opted to hire someone local instead. I guess I can’t expect to tag along on ALL of Tonya’s destination weddings, but it would have been a blast to work again with Seattle transplant Tania Shepherd (formerly of Studio E Photography here in Indy), let alone on a boat in front of the Seattle skyline!
I was delighted, however, to have the opportunity to cover the couple’s reception last night at the Mavris Arts & Event Center, where I had also worked only six days earlier. Tonya had the venue decked out fabulously with a huge bar in the middle of the room and English daisy accents everywhere – most notably on the yummy cupcakes. Mary Beth Poe of MBP Catering added a fiesta flair with several Mexican food buffet stations, my favorites of which were the fajita bar and fried ice cream station. Photographer Angela Talley and I had our usual great time gabbing in between grabbing shots of the couple and their guests, and it was a pleasant surprise to see the band etc. again after working with them just last weekend.