Let me preface with this fusion movie – watch in full screen and in HD!
I remember Taryne’s first email to me. It started with, “From one Chipotle fan to another…” I had a gut feeling it would be a good match.
We first met in Rhode Island. I was working at Grace Ormonde’s office and Taryne and Nishan were kind enough to meet me there. We chatted for about two hours and looked through a number of weddings. Still having my Europe pictures in storage, I decided to share those too.
That’s when I got a bit embarrassed…then we all did.
The Europe folder contained lots and lots of pictures of food…probably half the folder. They were of delicious European appetizers, cuisines, pastas, desserts…oh the desserts, beverages and more. I tried with all my might to stifle a low growl from my stomach, but the sound ripped through the chatter like a hot blade through butter.
Seriously, what do you do in those situations?
Tee hee was my response. Maybe they were trying to console me, so they let their stomachs growl too. Laughter ensued and…the wedding day.
They had a traditional church ceremony (First Congregational Church of Los Angeles) followed by a Sri Lankan Buddhist Ceremony held at the beautiful Beverly Wilshire (Four Seasons) in Beverly Hills.
Right after the ceremonies, we had roughly 10 minutes to take some private portraits. My original plan was to photograph it on the rooftop of Beverly Wilshire, but there wasn’t enough time. So we trekked over to the pool and used a cabana as our backdrop.
Since I know Taryne is super cool, I am going to post some cute candid moments
Some mouthwatering cocktail and hors d’oeuvres…
And the reception was breathtaking! It had black chandeliers, gi-normous black dance floor, wispy drapes, beautiful lights…
I later learned from Taryne that Sri Lankan people liked to dance a lot. My first impression was – dang that is a HUGE dance floor. Conversely, Taryne’s first impression was – oh no, I hope it’s big enough. It barely contained everyone per the end of the video.
While everyone was dancing, Julie, Aaron Dieppa and I were in the back frantically editing photos / video and sampling some out-of-the-world-yummy-miniature-donuts-dipped-in-cinnamon. After licking our fingers clean, we put the photos and video onto an iPad for sharing.
Monica Bewak – Associate Director of Catering
International Event Company
Jonathan Reeves, Ross and Mari
Classic Party Rentals
Kyle Hollars – Director of Lighting
Aaron Dieppa Photography – HUGE THANK YOU because doing video and photos by myself was a little crazy, so glad you were with me
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine
Thanks Grace – Taryne found me through the Platinum List!
P.S. Taryne makes these interesting cartoon sounds and we all concluded that she should do cartoon voice overs.