Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jacksonville Wedding - Brooke and Adam

I met with Brooke a few months ago and we talked about her wedding and her wedding film. She picked out her favorite teasers so I could get a sense of what she liked. It all came together last Saturday and her wedding was just stunning. She glowed with happiness all evening. We wish Brooke and Adam all the happiness in the world. Above is a teaser/preview of their stunning wedding, and below are some stills from the teaser. Enjoy!

Vendors: Cinematography: Platinum Digital Video
Photography: Cheryl Joy Miner
Event Planner:
DJ: DJThunderCat

Support Transit for Autism: Bumps In the Road

Check out this important post by 
"Support Transit for Autism".

Bumps In the Road

(This affects everyone, but it particularly affects parents who have children with autism since we want them to have transportation options beyond driving when they reach driving age.) 

Two nights ago I hurried downtown to the County Commission public meeting in my shorts and T-shirt/PJ's after being dismayed at what I saw of the meeting on TV. A motion had sprung up, one little motion that would have enormous, enormous consequences.  I went, I said my piece (I was nervous because I had never spoken at one of these meetings before), but to no avail. After hearing from the public, Commissioners voted to take the quarter-cent transit tax's well earned spot on the November ballot,  OFF the ballot.

Gainesville just didn't know what was at stake at this meeting. It seemed there were only the "regulars" there... the professional complainers. I suppose that most of us are just busy. The meetings are on school nights. We trust that Gainesville is a forward-thinking, intelligent town and we trust that the decisions made by our County leaders will benefit the future of Gainesville, so why go right? For the past 3 years, the Gainesville community has been supporting the transformation to transit...which is what made Tuesday's vote to kill the transit quarter-cent tax's spot on the ballot, so particularly outrageous. 

With one swing vote, Gainesville's path turned from an exciting future of clean, efficient transit (busses that look like trains, new dedicated transit lanes, bike paths and clean air) just growing into a city of bigger roads, increasing traffic jams and burning more oil. 

Dedicated Transit Lanes
The transit future was a win-win was/is modeled after the successes of Eugene, Oregon, (see link for info and video below). Eugene is a similar sized and populated college town that has finished its transformation of the same endeavor. I ask you, What city would you rather move to and visit, one with excellent transit and bike paths, or one with lanes and lanes of tarmac and parking lots?

If the tax made it to the ballot and was voted for (which was projected in a poll), then the federal government would have matched the funds raised with the tax, and money would pour in to fund the transformation. There are 3 large new private sector developments approved to build in Gainesville as transit-oriented developments (TOD's). This isn't a pipe dream. This is a very exciting reality but it will be absurd if their transit can't link around town. The lack of meeting our end of the bargain for such innovative plans, also might push these developments away. 

Gainesville citizens should speak out about having their voting voice silenced. Please let your commissioners know how you feel about this. This email address goes out to the entire commission:

Please feel free to share this on your Facebook page and also, please email me with any questions. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ponte Vedra Ceremony & Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, "Surf Club" Reception

Here is a teaser highlighting Holly and Dustin's Ponte Vedra Church Ceremony and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club Wedding Reception. I do believe that after filming at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club's "Surf Club", that I have discovered the best kept wedding venue secret in Florida. The "Surf Club" section of the Club is the sweetest, prettiest area you could possibly imagine. The light from the sun reflecting off the ocean and sand, practically twinkles all over the place and the beach air brings a feeling of freedom while basking in the elegance of the decor. The food was incredible and simply looked like artwork. It was a pleasure to film here, everything was beautiful, including Holly and Dustin. Here in the short teaser film above you can get a sense of this amazing venue and super-cute couple.

GFCF Quiche with Oat Milk and Almond Cheese

I promise this is delicious, even with no cheese or heavy cream. I created it today and my son ate so much for dinner that there wasn...