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Simply Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I came across this poem for the first time. The author is unknown but it is of Native American origin. It inspired me, relaxed me and prompted me to reflect on the simple things in life that I sometimes take for granted. What a great message! – and so appropriate to share today.
The sun sets on Naples Beach

“May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world
And know it’s beauty all the days of your life.”

― Apache Blessing

My friends ~ I wish you all these things!

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11 2011

Orlando Wedding Commitment Ceremony | Real Wedding Photos

A very special and touching commitment ceremony.

I really enjoyed working with this couple. Thank you to Errol Colon who captured these wonderful images!

Dr. Phillips House - Orlandotuxes and getting dressedMatching tuxes for the groomsThe Ceremony

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commitment ceremonyThe Reception

wedding cake - commitment

Photography by Errol Colon

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11 2011

Destination Wedding Celebration | Real Wedding Photos

As promised, pro pics from Stacy and Matt’s wedding: Here they are!

(c)Rhodes, A Flair for Affairs Stacy was thrilled with her bouquet and the attendants bouquets!
We loved the combination of roses and orchids – it was perfectly elegant.white roses white orchids green orchids

(c)Rhodes,  A Flair for AffairsBride Stacy had the most beautiful smile!
She was beaming with joy and excitement the entire day!

(c)Rhodes, A Flair for Affairs

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(c)Rhodes, A Flair for Affairs

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(c)Rhodes, A Flair for Affairs

(c)Rhodes, A Flair for Affairs

Floral design by Raining Roses
Stylist/Make Up by Your Wedding Make Up
Video by Seth Cohen
Photography by Rhodes Studios
Entertainment by Horizon

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08 2011

Reflections on Creativity and Lady Gaga

“I define my own existence. I define my own identity. I define my own beauty for myself.”
“No one can define who you are.” ~ Lady Gaga – Inside the Outside MTV Series

I am constantly fascinated by the creative process.  And I never cease to be amazed by creative people.

The funny thing about being creative:  I can’t help comparing myself to others (“Why didn’t I think of that?” – or, “I never would’ve thought of that” – or, “WOW! I wish I could do that!”).

Ok – I’ll give it to Lady Gaga; that young lady is uber-talented and creative to boot!  Heck, Barbara Walters even compared her to Oprah!   But this is not exactly a post about Lady Gaga. It just so happens that I began this blog post and coincidentally was interrupted and then unexpectedly ended up watching the Lady Gaga interview that ran on MTV tonight. I guess it was destiny… {sigh}
Lady Gaga on Oprah - May 2011

But seriously, back to my point about creativity, and insight, which has now taken on a gi-normous new dimension: I find myself making comparisons to Lady Gaga.    For example,why has it taken me almost twice as many years to achieve the same level of security and self-confidence?  Oh my!  I can’t even imagine how that level of maturity and insight would have impacted my life, and carrer!  God bless her.  God bless Lady Gaga.

I loved what she said about collaborating, because that was one of the thoughts I wanted to touch on.  It’s heartening to see that she – with all her talents – admires and desires to work with others.  Awesome.  Inspiring.

You see, for as talented as I am, I enjoy collaborating with my clients as much as I love collaborating with my colleagues.  I am constantly learning and constantly teaching.  Therefore, I am constantly growing.   I may even be blossoming… but I’m not sure.  {wink}

So, before this gets too deep, I just wanted to thank those who love me, and those who put their faith in me, and those who nurture my creativity…  and Lady Gaga who helped inspire this post.  And, last but not least, I am grateful for this incredible career that allows me to collaborate with others.

If you have any thoughts  or experiences related to creative collaboration, please share them.

PS:  Shout out to Brooklyn and NYC!

© 2011 E. Delgardio All Rights Reserved

 

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05 2011
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