Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What a fabulous Labor Day weekend. Donna & I spent ours with Amalea & George & their friends & families. We started early with the bride & her family getting ready at the Loews Hotel. From there we went down to Wilmington for the Greek Orthodox ceremony. There were more priests then I have ever seen including Georges father. The church was just spectacular. We then headed back to Philly to the reception & dinner at the Loews. Boy do those Greeks know how to party & throw money around the dance floor. We went upstairs to the roof for a photo under the full moon. I was able to get into their suite to photograph the gorgeous way the Loews set it up, embroidered pillowcases & a rose heart. How do you think they were able to order the full moon?
Monday, September 21, 2009
On September 18th we had our morning BCA breakfast at the Union League. Our speaker this month was Sgt. Matt Eversham. For those of you who don't recognize the name he was portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. We also had the Deputy Mayor address the audience with a message from Mayor Nutter. We were honoring the service men & women who risk their lives for this country. It was an extemely moving program.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
On August 28th Donna & I went to the Great Bay Country Club in Somers Point. A friends daughter Melissa was getting married to a very handsome guy Eric. She had her heart set on a casual garden ceremony & dance party. The grounds were gorgeous, a beautiful gazebo with a pond & fountain & fabulous flowers. The weather forecast was scary but when we started the family groups & portraits things were OK. We just about got finished with the last group & we felt the 1st drops of rain. Then the heavens opened up with a downpour for what seemed like an hour. It finally let up slightly so that the Rabbi & guests could get out of their cars & into the tent which was originally set up for the reception. Well, plans changed & Melissa & Eric had their ceremony on the dance floor surrounded by their family & friends & then the fun began. Everyone danced & partied all night to the sounds of Miami one of the www.ebetalent.com bands.One of the highlights was when Melissa sang "At Last" for Eric. She was truly fabulous! Nobody noticed the weather at all.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On August 22, Donna & I had a great day with Julia & Jonathan. Jonathan is from Scotland & as you can see wore the traditional garb. His dad & his best men also wore kilts. His Dad & Aunt traveled from Scotland & saw Philly for the 1st time. They had the ceremony at Rodeph Shalom the most beautiful synagogue ever. We then went to the Racquet club for dinner & dancing. Even the poring rain did not dampen the festivities. We had a great time at this lovely event.