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Chef Josef Karst and Mr. Pete Bevilacqua – Men at Work

Weddings don’t just happen.

There’s a lot of planning, decisions made, deposits paid. And there’s a lot of work by a lot of people.  Here are two of those people.

Isn’t it great that when it’s actually happening, there are professionals who have done it many times before and make it a success?

These two men made Jessica and Matthew’s wedding at the National Aviary a success, and guided a team of professionals to make it seem effortless.

Josef

Executive Chef Josef Karst ,originally from Germany, prepared a special dish for one of the guests who needed her meal to be gluten free.

(I found a link to a recipe of his for Kaese Spaetzle -not gluten free)

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Thanks Chef Josef for letting me photograph you at the reception on Saturday.  Everything was delicious.

Pete Bevilacqua

His years of experience benefit everyone at the wedding but especially the bride and groom who needed to relax and enjoy their special day and not worry about any more details.  Thanks to Mr. Pete Bevilacqua,everything was perfect.  (he was not in charge of weather!)

Jessica thanks them

Grateful for all they did to make the wedding wonderful and delicious, Bride Jessica thanks Chef Josef Karst and Mr. Pete Bevilacqua

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Jessica and Matthew Got Married at The National Aviary in Pittsburgh

Saturday July 19, 2014

The whole day was filled with love, love, love. There was mist, then drizzle, but no downpour.  A little thunder and at the end of the evening we heard the Pittsburgh Pirates fireworks, boom boom boom.

Jessica and Matthew worked hard on every detail but the weather was out of their control.

Everyone was a good sport and carried umbrellas, one maid of honor wore her boots!   I covered the camera with plastic grocery bags. And then it stopped.

It was long awaited for and very happy day.

You can see the mutual admiration, love and affection for one another in these photographs.  The wedding and reception were held at The National Aviary on the North Side of Pittsburgh

Congratulations and all the best to Jessica and Matthew. It was a lovely wedding to capture.

Enjoy your European honeymoon adventure.

bride in carJessica gets out of the car.  She and used to teach at the same school. She is an Art Teacher in the city.

women at Inn (1)Everyone was at the Inn at the Mexican War Streets on the North Side.

the menin the music room

In front of the mantle in the Music Room

the groomMatthew the Groom in the Music Room

Jessica and her dadHere comes the bride with her father.

first kissFirst Kiss

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Just Married!

Jess and Matt at the Aviary

With Disco Pete the Penguin after the ceremony

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Jess and Matt on Bridge Party (1)

Wedding Party on the bridge in the park on the North Side

the womenCoaxing the flower girl to join the women for a photograph

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Matt holds Jess; train

Matthew holds Jessica’s dress

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A kiss under the veil

MAtt and Jessica Umbrella

A little rain doesn’t matter


James Bond

James Bond and his Bride

couple dance

First Dance

MAtt and Jessica dance

First Dance

sweetheart table

The Sweetheart Table

sisters' toast

The sisters’ toast

cake and cupcakes

Oakmont Bakery made the cake and cupcakes

a sweet kiss with frosting

A sweet kiss after the cake cutting with a taste of frosting!

Bouquet Toss

Throwing the bouquet

garter toss

The garter toss

back detailThe back detail of her gorgeous wedding gown

YMCA

YMCA

(and the embroidery hoop filled with lace, dangling from the ceiling of the tent- remember the bride is an art teacher)

macaron favorsMacaron Favors by Jean-Marc Chatellier French Bakery in Millvale

Best man and wife

and the Best Man Ty and His wife Jean, parents of darling flower girl, too (hope it is spelled correctly) help out at the end of the night


Getting Ready for a Couple of Houseguests

 

My DIL called last night and asked if the boys could stay at Grandma’s house this weekend when the family comes in town for the big wedding.

Since their sisters are flower girl and junior bridesmaid the others will be very busy.

I’ve pulled out the PLAYMOBIL and LEGO and the little indoor tent. Stocking some of their favorite things to eat. Gearing up for company.

Tomorrow at school three classes taking finals  and then I have to read and grade them but at 2:44, I’ll be out the school door and headed to pick up my two grandsons for the weekend at my house. Very exciting.

 

Jack and Michael

Jack and MIchael share a chair while building LEGO®

 


While Waiting for Wedding Cookies Post #2

To the bakers of the wedding cookies  for Vicci and Ben  

‘Twas Three Days Before the Wedding

 

While aunties and cousins are baking all day,

Kennywood’s open- people scream while at play

 

Upstreet the neighbors, childhood friends, drop in to chat.

They help eat misshapen rejects, reminisce and laugh.

 

Praline grahams, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate chip

Coconut macaroons all lovingly dipped.

 

Nut horns, peanut blossoms, dough rolled out, shaped and cut.

Almond, vanilla, sticks of butter, chopped nuts.

 

Ladylocks, pinwheels, and sugar cookies in a heart,

snowballs , biscotti and pecan tassie tarts.

 

Cookie tables laden, all homemade sweet treats

Pittsburgh baking traditions cannot be beat.

 

(Marlene is gathering the photos of Wednesday’s Cookie Baking from various members of the family.  Stay tuned)

 

Taken after I left the cookie bakers on Monday evening

 

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Stone Manor in Middletown Maryland Setting for a Super Wedding

If you follow the blog for a time, you notice my friend,  the top commenter, Sue Reinfeld.

Her daughter was married in a beautiful ceremony Sunday afternoon at Stone Manor in  Middletown ,  Maryland.

Steve and I were  glad we could share in the happy celebration. We left for home (Pittsburgh) as the sun was setting.

 

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Twirling Girls at the Bridal Shower

Granddaughters Anna and Maura and Cousin Parker- a junior bridesmaid and two flower girls for their Cousin Victoria’s wedding in June!

Anna found an empty room at the back of the hall and they were dancing and twirling in the available light from the window.

They had been so good watching all the gifts opened and had a moment of feeling free in their fancy dresses.

Cousins Twirl

 

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Dancing

 

Cousin Parker dancing in the light

 

 

 

Here they were earlier watching the bride open all her lovely gifts

opening gifts

 


Street Life 2

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life   part two  Found these in my old laptop. Different city streets-

 From the archives 

pittsburgh poetry

Waiting for the Bus East Liberty

Waiting for the Bus East Liberty

Taxis and Yellow Tables NYC

Taxis and Yellow Tables NYC

Pizza Men New York City

Pizza Men New York City

Someone's Wedding on Roberto Clemente Bridge

Someone’s Wedding on Roberto Clemente Bridge

Pirates Sidewalk bridge

Headed to Summer Pirates Game

Headed to Summer Pirates Game

Couch on Sidewalk NYC

Couch on Sidewalk NYC

Short North Beer Truck Columbus

Short North Beer Truck Columbus

New York City

New York City

Poetry in Bloomfield

Poetry in Bloomfield

Pirates Sidewalk

Pirates Sidewalk

Bus Stop Millvale

Bus Stop Millvale

High Street Columbus Ohio

High Street Columbus Ohio

Garbage Men on Josephine St

Garbage Men on Josephine St


People and Windows- Gallery 4

People and windows. 

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June 14, 2012 Visual Arts Room

 

MAura and Murphy in  window 2

Maura and Murphy at Aunt Linda’s

 

 

Concorde window

Pittsburgh Firefighter on South Side

Look what I came across tonight.  What a happy couple and now a happy family._1118280523728

Jane and Prem’ Wedding

 

diner  windowThrough a Diner Window- Queens NYC

 

 

fireman in windowPittsburgh Firefighter on the South Side

 

 

Breadworks delivery windowBreadworks Delivery and Barry’s Pub- South Side Pittsburgh

 

laura and James in windowMeeting Laura and James for breakfast at First Watch Worthington Ohio

 

Anna and Sock MOnkeyAnna finds her surprise sock monkey

 

 

Zamboni windowErika and Michael watch the Zamboni groom the ice   Columbus Ohio

 

 

shadyside windowShadyside Window by Ellsworth Avenue

 

watching traffic  windowWatching NYC traffic through a glass window

 

 

BLasfome windowMannequins AND real men on Carson Street South Side Pittsburgh

 

 

Charlotte wedding

Beautiful Valentine’s Day Bride

 

 

Sea Lion Viewing Window

Sea Lion Viewing Window  at the Zoo  Pittsburgh PA

 

 

 


Sunflower Wedding Bouquet

Wishing every happiness to the bride and groom!

It was a loving wedding.

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As the wedding reception winds down

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Happy 11th Wedding Anniversary- August 17th

On the church steps of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Polish Hill Pittsburgh PA.

A cool day today.  Not so on the actual wedding day 11 years ago. We went to 4 o’clock mass with the family.  Immaculate Heart of Mary Steps

My son Mark and his bride Erika and  Anna, Maura, Michael and Jack, on the church steps.

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

If you’ve been following the blog, you’ve seen this photo before.

When I saw the theme for the week, a single photo came to mind.  I went to the archives and found other images I’ve photographed in the Golden Hour but am posting my favorite.

Laura and James, six months after their wedding. Remember my story how the mother-of-the-bride can’t be the photographer so they dressed up in their wedding clothes and we went around the city so I could photograph them.    James knew some great spots, Downtown Columbus Ohio.  Union Station Arch

Wedding Photo in Arch


Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

There’ve been a lot of directions in the challenges.

Up, down. Round. Forward. No inside out. Yet

this week it’s FROM ABOVE.  

I stand over garbage, see a lone glove on the road-

take a shot.  A single baby shoe in the gutter.

Weddings from a church balcony, the mezzanine.

Not often, though.  Directly above is rare, more likely above from an angled side.

Have they done sideways?  I like that movie.

Here’s my From Above Gallery, though not celestial.

At the wedding reception

Laura and James at Marjorie and Dan’s Wedding Reception.  Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

 

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Seventh (Andy Warhol) and Ninth Street Bridges taken from the Renaissance Hotel.  

 

 

At the Met in NYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

 

Shadows at School Entrance

Shadows at the entrance of school

Angie and John's Wedding

John and Angie’s Wedding

 

 

 

Franklin Conservatory Ceramic Tile

Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus OH

 

 

Siblings

 

Anna, Baby Jack and Michael  March 2007

 

 

Roberto Clemente Bridge

 

 

Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park from the Renaissance Hotel

 

Last Year's Rose

 

 

Last Year’s Rose

 

French fries

French Fries on Carson Street

 

 

 

Porsche Engine

 

Porsche Engine

 

 

Batteries

 

 

 

 

Batteries from a week in digital photo class.

 

Dunkin Donut apron in the school parking lot.

Dunkin Donut Apron in the Parking Lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

For the weekly challenge I looked to my own family to help me out.

I figured they wouldn’t mind. The wedding clothes photos are the ones I took 6 months after the wedding.  Thanks Laura and James.  (Hope it’s okay!) Love, Ma

Short North

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus Ohio Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matching Satin Bows

From the wedding archives- a little more than 3 years ago.  Chair sash and flower girl.

The matching satin bows caught my eye.

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Pignolis- An Heirloom Recipe from a Friend’s Mother

The one thing I can tell you is, don’t mess around with the confectioner’s sugar amount as it is needed to make the cookie take shape!

Parchment paper is key, too.

You can see I should have put this recipe in a plastic sleeve. It is well used and always appreciated.  People devour them.

Thinking of how wonderful it is that Esther was so generous to share her hand written recipe at least twenty years ago.  Her daughter, Diana,  will take her iPad to show her this post on Tuesday as we have no school due to the storm winds and rain predictions.  I called and asked if it would be okay to post and Diana said, “Yes” so thank you Diana and her mother, Esther.

I baked these for Laura’s wedding last year and made them for the House Concert for my gluten-free friend.

(Smidge, this recipe is for you, too!)


La Porte County, Indiana Road Sign- a Nod to an Ardent Blog Reader

A guest blog  by Mark and Erika and a special nod to a dear family friend!

My son Mark has been wanting to photograph this sign for years.

When you’re driving on the turnpike, it’s fairly impossible.  This weekend as they headed to a Chicago wedding, with Erika driving and an iPhone camera, he was able to capture this special road sign for his good friend’s father who bears the same name.

Although Mr. Wozniak doesn’t write comments on the blog itself, I receive the loveliest of emails in response to many of the daily photos as they trigger a memory or story from his growing up.

 

and since we are talking Polish heritage (see info on the Jacob Wozniak from Indiana who was a wagon painter here)

Erika sent a photo of the wedding dinner from the Polish wedding they attended in Chicago this weekend while I watched the grandchildren.  They said is was delicious and served Family Style.

St. Stanislaus Kostka

 

 

 


In Ladder Tower #3- Just Married in Somerset, Pennsylvania

 

The first day of fall was a beautiful wedding day for Prudence and Jordan in Somerset PA.

Sunshine then intermittent showers but then some wonderful sunlight breaking through the clouds, too.  Overcast skies make for no squinting during outdoor picture taking!

The sun and light matched the gorgeous bouquets of sunflowers.

Jordan is a Volunteer Firefighter and a Somerset Police Officer and his colleagues provided escort service for the couple to the reception, honking the horn as they made the short trip to the Somerset Country Club from West Church Street.  It was a wild ride.  Prudence was a lovely bride.

They were a great couple to photograph as was the rest of the bridal party and they graciously  permitted me to post a few wedding photos from Saturday afternoon on the blog today.

I got to sit up front in Ladder Tower #3 and filmed a short video to share with grandsons Michael and Jack when I visit.  I had crawled into a firetruck once at an open house in Ohio but never got the thrill of riding in a giant Ladder Tower truck. It was exciting, fun and memorable.  All the best to Prudence and Jordan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Godmother and Goddaughter- (Lala in her Cheesecake Factory days with the tie)

More than close being “near- meaning very little space between”  I was choosing based on close “as in relationship and feeling.”

Brothers toasting before a wedding.

And 100 fellow bloggers define close in photography in a variety of ways.  Check some out!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

Our family friend Ben assists my grandson Jack AKA Superman

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Alexis and Jarrett Tie the Knot and Jump the Broom

A happy wedding celebration.  Alexis and Jarrett exchanged vows and rings in a beautiful ceremony, witnessed by family and friends. They were declared husband and wife………..

then they jumped the broom  (the bride’s mother had decorated it in the wedding colors)

Alexis and Jarrett granted me permission to post photos from their Saturday March 31st wedding.

Wishing them every happiness!

(You might remember the Christmas party of Pastor Garland (his mother) when I photographed their church dinner. They’re in that picture too!)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Youngest granddaughter Maura Clare dancing between Erika and Mark at cousin Jaclyn's wedding

To see fellow bloggers responses to the challenge click here 

* and my photo classmate and new blogger Francine in Retirement posted a classic Pittsburgh image in response to the weekly challenge here


Brother and Sister Waiting for Brother and Sister

Waiting for the school bus at the end of the day.  You can hear it  round the corner.  My sister sat on the curb with Maura and Murphy-  Super Jack was ready for action.  November afternoon with the grandchildren.  It is going to be hard to leave and return to normal life.

There were chores to accomplish today, debrief from the weekend celebration.  Got J off to Omaha before breakfast.  We returned the layer separators to the cake baker’s place. The lost engraved forks were found in the kitchen of the Athenauem where the reception was held. Tomorrow the wedding dress to the cleaners in the morning. Visiting with Matthew before he returns to Croatia.   La and James are on their honeymoon!    Thanks for all the wonderful comments and notes. It was nice to share the wedding excitement with my blog followers.


Guest Blogger Photographs the Bride

Donald Payer (Mark’s father-in-law) was using his new camera and did a great job capturing Laura as a bride before the wedding. Thanks Donald. He also was the chef for Saturday’s breakfast at Mark and Erika’s home (assisted by Aunt Linda, Aunt Georgeann,Marlene and Uncle Frank) It was a wonderful weekend celebration.


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