Terri & Nicholas – 11/17/07

It was apparent at their rehearsal dinner at McCormick & Schmick’s downtown that Terri & Nick are a charismatic couple with a rich variety (I heard English, French and Italian spoken – sometimes at the same table) of loyal friends and family who think the world of them. Their ceremony took place at the beautiful Woodstock Club in the cocktail room in front of the fireplace. The mostly standing room only crowd added to the fun, free-wheeling atmosphere with drinks in their hands, applause when Nick and Terri each entered, and heckling and laughter throughout. After some gorgeous sunset shots with the newly married couple, I headed inside to capture a long and spirited cocktail hour as well as an extravagantly designed ballroom courtesy of Tim Kelley of Palmer Kelley Design.

One thing I can honestly say I’ve never seen in over 500 weddings is stand-up comedy as part of the dinner entertainment. My favorite quip was when comedienne Mel Fine complimented the hair, makeup, etc., then added, “And Terri looks great, too!” As the jazz combo kept the guests entertained, I went around with a microphone at Nick’s request and was impressed with how many people were happy to wish the couple well on video. Cigars and canolis were a great way to cap off this Italian-flavored evening. It was a joy throughout the day to finally work with Randy & Joanna of Randall’s Photography after our studios’ 35 combined years in the business. Much thanks to our mutual friends at B&C Digital Media for putting us together by referring Terri & Nick to me!

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