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LOVE IN THE RAIN
Engagement Session in NYC
Shawnda and Andre must have an affinity towards the rain. It all started with our engagement session in New York City. The rain did not put a damper on the session nor did it on their future wedding day.
The morning started with Blue Skies and looked like it would be a perfect day for their lakefront outdoor wedding. Out of knowhere the clouds started rolling in and the rain came pounding down right on time for their ceremony. I always knew Shawnda and Andre were amazing people but their positive attitude and flexible “go with the flow” attitude created an environment of joy, love and fun despite what nature threw their way. The rain actually became an advantage and it will be one of the most memorable weddings of my time. Such an wonderful couple, extraordinary environment, and special wedding.
Thanks to everyone that helped to make the day (and photographs) a great success:
Lead Photographer: Catherine Hall Studios | Second Photographer: Michael Escalera | Coordinator: Michele Green | Ceremony Venue: Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point | Reception Venue: Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point | Dress Designer: Ann Barge | Florist: Julie Assis | Caterer: Mountain Magic Catering | Makeup: Jennifer Ergut
Erin and Dante Salvetti
May 31, 2008
By Jan Ferris Heenan
The wedding proposal was intimate, or so Erin Kennedy thought when Dante Salvetti popped the question on the grounds of Meridian Winery in Paso Robles. Moments later, the two were surrounded by well-wishing relatives, secretly brought together by Salvetti to celebrate with a catered lunch and sparkling wine.
Kennedy and Salvetti met in 2006 while training as pharmaceutical sales reps. She worked in Orange County, he in Sacramento. The beginnings of a fabulous friendship inspired Salvetti to invite Kennedy to share a weekend in San Francisco. ”An amazing time” turned into weekly visits. Eventually Kennedy, who grew up in Atascadero, moved to Sacramento. She and Salvetti, raised in Auburn, were engaged the following year.
Kennedy describes herself as a low-maintenance bride trained on the bottom line, though she and Salvetti, both 27, secured renowned award-winning photographer Catherine Hall early on. Salvetti’s musician friends from college played at the church ceremony. The reception took place at Kennedy’s parents’ health club in Paso Robles, the lobby transformed into a stylish banquet space. Dancing took center stage. A choreographer and former San Diego Charger Girl, Kennedy put together a routine for herself and her father, mixing up Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. ”It was just relaxed and meaningful and really just perfect,” Kennedy says of the day. ”I loved everything.”