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"Love Times Love"
(....a Bright Brooklyn Wedding Affair)
   

On the Menu "Matrimonial Munchies" (Wedding Food and Favors Ideas)
Music The song "Love Times Love", sung by George Benson



"Cause we're just two high hearts, that beat as one, forever on...... with Love Times Love"
   
--George Benson (From the song "Love Times Love")

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I never decided if this was a point of shame or a point of pride, but I have always been the most cynical person on the planet when it comes to Weddings.................



However, this amazing wedding photo shoot I ran across on
ThePrettyBlog.com with original photography by Petronella Photography, provoked me to step out of my comfort zone, and perhaps my "cynical zone", to come up with something.........

 

....I'm sure most of my audience is much less cynical :)


As ThePrettyBlog.com noted on their site, The goal of the shoot was to channel a Brooklyn vintage and old Harlem renaissance era by using a mix of vintage, lace, stripes and interesting elements to bring the concept to life and show brides how to incorporate non-traditional vintage detail with sophisticated pops of color into their wedding.

 

When I first saw the photos, my mind "Wandered" into the "what if" challenge of, if the "Bride-to-Be" asked me about some holistic menu options for her Wedding, full of color and flavor, my mind said "psssst, ain't nothing but a thang"........so here we go!!!

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"Matrimonial Munchies"

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Salads N' Starters

     Fennel and Cucumber Mint Salad                     Blood Orange and Fennel  Salad                           Shaved Tri-Color Mint Salad                    Heirloom Tomato and Cheese Stacks             Shaved Jicama and Watermelon Salad
                (click below for recipe)                                          (click below for recipe)                                        (click below for recipe)                                    (click below for recipe)                                       (click below for recipe)

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ENTREES
(for a better taste experience, stick to pasture raised meats and wild caught seafood)

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    Sea Bass with Fennel and Orange                                  Chicken Chasseur  
                (click below for recipe)                                     (click below for recipe)           

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   Grilled Chicken with Peach Lime Salsa       Striped Bass with Cauliflower and Capers 
                (click below for recipe)                                     (click below for recipe)           

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                   Pistaschio Halibut                                Lime Salmon with Leeks and Honey                  Char Grilled Palm Sugar Chicken           Herb Lamb Steak with Carmalized Garlic          Salmon w/Dijon Cream & Garlic Breadcrumbs
                (click below for recipe)                                    (click below for recipe)                                         (click below for recipe)                                       (click below for recipe)                                       (click below for recipe)

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"Sweet N' Savory" Wedding Favors, and Stuff

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                   Truffles Placecards                            Wine  from country of Honeymoon              Minature Chocolates Spelling Best Wishes        Coffee from Honeymooon Destination             Wedding Cake made from Cupcakes
           (click below for more info)                              (click below for more info)                                     (click below for more info)                    i.e. "Jamaican Roast"  (click below for info)                     (click below for more info)

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           Organic Wild Raw Honey                        Herb Infused Organic Virgin Olive Oil         "Spread The Love" (Get It!!)  Local Jam          Wedding Reception Farmer's Market                   50 creatively cool favors at this site
           (click below for more info)                                (click below for more info)                                    (click below for more info)                                 (click below for info)                                         (click below for more info)

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In reality, creating this post healed me of my "Wedding Cynicism Syndrome".....

It was a lot of fun putting this together, some of my best work on my blog to date, methinks. I actually became a "Cyber Groom-zilla", very picky about the shots, which photos would get into article, which would not make the cut.

I think saw the light halfway though this labor of "Love Times Love", that if I got thrown into my own "Bright Brooklyn Wedding Affair" (for me, probably a "Bright Caribbean Affair" or a "Bright Paris Affair"), as long as my photos are true to the reality that I am living, not just for show (i.e., my smile in the photo is cause I'm truly happy, not just faking for the camera), then I am good.......yep, I've seen the light!!!

~stay healthy~

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"Sail Forth. Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all." --Walt Whitman

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