Love locks in Paris and Amsterdam

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Love locks are appearing on bridges all over the world.  We found these in Paris and Amsterdam.  What was once a romantic gesture made by couples who want their love to be locked together forever, is now a nuisance that countries are trying to stop.

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Baba in Paris

Outside the Sacre Coeur there was a food festival at Christmas where famous food providers from all over France were demonstrating cooking techniques. ¬†There we discovered the Canele d’Armagnac and the Baba au Bougnat, which quickly became our new Christmas tradition.

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Paris wedding charivari (Shivaree)

In France, the custom of charivari now often includes a drive through the town in a parade of decorated cars with horns blaring.  The older custom was to make noise as the couple left the church or at the home of the newlyweds on their wedding night, but customs change over the years.  This was the couples car for a wedding in Paris .

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Everett Family Farm – Farmstand and Event Venue

Photos we took at Everett Family Farm – a little known event venue near Santa Cruz.  The farm is so beautiful in when the persimmon trees have turned orange – a small family wedding would be incredible here in the fall.  They even do flower arrangements for weddings.

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography.

Engagement Session – Natural Bridges| Brandee and Kurtis

Brandee and Kurtis are planning a wedding in Carmel in the spring of 2016 and they started with a fun engagement photo session on the beach in Santa Cruz.

 

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The photos were taken at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz California.

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography of Santa Cruz, California.