Monday, November 2, 2009

Our French Laundry Dinner

Wine: Krug Grand Cuvee NV Champagne

Amuse: Gruyere Cheese Puffs
Amuse: Salmon Tartare Cornets

"Oysters and Pearls"
"Sabayon" of Pearl Tapioca with Island Creek Oysters and White Sturgeon Caviar

Hand Rolled Ricotta "Gnocchi"

Piedmont Hazelnuts, Musquée de Provence Pumpkin and Shaved White Truffles from Alba

Wine: 2006 Albert Grivault Meursault "Clos de Perrières 1er Cru

For Amanda: Tartare of Japanese Bluefin Tuna
Water Chestnuts, Hass Avocado, Radish, Mizuna and Blood Orange-Vanilla "Nuage"

For Evan: Sautéed Fillet of Atlantic Pompano
Hearts of Palm, Padrón Peppers, Cilantro, Medjool Date, Pili Nut and Eureka Lemon Coulis

New Bedford Sea Scallop "Blanquette"

Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweet Carrot and Sugar Snap Peas

Wine: 2007 Martinelli "Bondi Home Ranch-Water Trough Vineyard" Pinot Noir

For Amanda: Salmon Creek Farms Pork Belly
"Morcilla," Pearl Onions, Apricot and Frisée

For Evan: Moulard Duck "Foie Gras en Terrine"
Cranberry Jam, Tokyo Turnip, Beligian Endive, Pecans and Corn "Génoise"
Served with a glass of 1986 Chateau Raymond Lafon Sauternes

Elysian Fields Farm Lamb Rib-Eye "En Persillade"
Glades Sweetbreads, "Cassoulet" of Autumn Beans, San Marzano Tomato Compote and Thyme Jus

Cheese Course: "Manchego"
"Patatas Bravas," Broccolini and Pickled Garlic

For Amanda: 2003 Topaz "Special Select" Late Harvest California Dessert Wine
For Evan: 2002 Királyudvar, Tokaji Cuvée, "Ilona," Tokaj

Bartlett Pear Sorbet
with Roasted Jacobsen's Farm Pears, and Chai Tea Sablé

"Coffee and Donuts"
Cappuccino Semifreddo with Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

For Amanda: Bakewell Tart
Huckleberries, Carcona Almonds, and Crème Fraîche Sherbet

For Evan: "Gâteau Saint Nizier Au Manjari"
Mango-Chili Relish, Valrhona Cocoa Nibs, Lime Foam and Coconut Milk Sorbet

Coffee and Mignardises

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Moving Experience

Hi folks! We've moved the wedding blog onto our new website at Nashville Wedding Photographer Evan Baines! You can check the "recent" section, or you can browse the blog through the galleries as well. I'm probably going to keep this blog for non-wedding posts, but for right now don't expect much activity here for a bit.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Karen + Dave: Wedding

I’ve known Dave for the better part of a decade, and he’s just an unbelievable human being. I was thrilled to be able to help out with his wedding up in Lexington, KY! Karen & Dave were married at the gate of Gratz Park, and then rode their horse-drawn carriage a few blocks to the Carrick House for a beautiful reception. Karen is an amazingly expressive woman, and she looked beautiful throughout the day: she was a joy to photograph. Her makeup artist Ana did a superb job, and that always makes a huge difference! I was ably assisted by Mr. Tom Cannon on this set.

Thank you so much Karen & Dave for allowing me to be part of your day. I hope you love these pictures! To register for the full online gallery, please follow this link to my Pictage site: David & Karen’s Wedding Gallery.

Vendor List
Wedding Coordinator: Deanna Dillender, Great Expectations
Hair Styling: Cha Cha’s Salon
Makeup Artist: Applied Cosmetic Services
Ceremony Music: Phoenix Entertainment
Reception Music: Grooves on the Move
Carriage: Lexington Livery
Bentley Limo: Gold Shield Transportation
Florist: Hollie Chambliss
Cake: Martine’s Pastries

Please click for a larger view!!

image by Tom Cannon

image by Tom Cannon

image by Tom Cannon

Friday, August 21, 2009

Steph + Michael: Wedding

This is a set of images from a wedding this past weekend, where I was helping out the incomparable Tony Hoffer. Tony is a good friend of mine and a brilliant photographer, so when circumstances permitted us to work together, I was thrilled to collaborate. The weather was uncooperative with the outdoor wedding plans, but in retrospect it added many interesting facets to the photography. As I was not the primary photographer here, you may notice some differences and/or omissions from my standard coverage.

So Michael looked JUST like Actor Wes Bentley (pictured right)