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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction | Tallahassee Event Photographer

It’s throw back Thursday! Each November the March of Dimes hosts the Signature Chefs Auction, which is a wonderful event and I’m so honored to be able to photograph it each year. The March of Dimes is one of those organizations that is very near and dear to my heart. If you follow me, you may know that both of my children were born prematurely – Knox was born at 31 weeks and Isla at 33 weeks.  They both spent over a month in the NICU at TMH, which any parent knows is a very trying time. Events such as the Signature Chefs Auction help raise money for education, advocacy, and research to benefit healthy babies. This past year, the Signature Chefs Auction raised over $100,000 for this cause and I’m so proud to be a part of something so wonderful. I have also decided to start donating $100 from each wedding collection booked to the March of Dimes at their Signature Chefs Auction! Every little bit helps babies like mine! Please consider making a donation to help save babies!

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There’s a silent auction with items like those shown below from The Pampered Chef and Madison Social. There are all sorts of items in the auction such as spa and vacation packages, and products from Mary Kay and the Gem Collection.

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Leading culinary talent in each city creates a collection of signature dishes in support of the March of Dimes.

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Each year a family is chosen for the Fund the Mission segment of the evening. They tell their story and how the March of Dimes helped them, and then people make donations via the live auction to help other families.

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Sharon and Matt | Pebble Hill Plantation Wedding | Tallahassee Wedding Photographer

Sharon’s vision for her wedding was Garden Elegance with a Great Gatsby twist and Pebble Hill Plantation provided the perfect backdrop. Every detail was perfectly vintage and beautiful, transporting her guests back in time for a truly magical evening.

It was a perfect day for Sharon and Matt and I loved being a part of it. Congratulations!!

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Vendors Who Made It Possible:

Wedding Venue: Pebble Hill Plantation

Photographer: Ashley Daniell Photography

Videographer: Black Tie Cinema

Wedding Coordinator: It’s Your Day Weddings and Events

Bridal Gown: Maggie Soterro from Vocelle’s Bridal Shop

Florals: Connie Simpson

DJ: Amplify Entertainment

Hair/Makeup: Kaylyn Williams from Envy Salon/Leslie McClellan with Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Medical Spa

Caterer: Catering Capers

Cake: Publix

Custom Printing: Minted

Jessica - July 1, 2015 - 8:04 pm

These are amazing!!

Sarah Samford - July 1, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Amazing photos.

Andrea Davis - July 1, 2015 - 8:08 pm

We loved being there for your special day. The photos are beautiful!

Allison Queen - July 1, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Beautiful pics of Sharon and Matt. Really captures the evening!

Tammy Boisseau - July 1, 2015 - 8:14 pm

Absolutely breath taking photography! Of course you had great subjects! Every detail is captured to enjoy for the rest of their life!

Katie Munroe - July 1, 2015 - 9:10 pm

These are great!

Jessica Sanford - July 1, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Sharon Kaye and Matt’s pictures are beautiful. The settings and their position look so romantic. The pictures have lots of love.

Charlie Anderson - July 2, 2015 - 1:15 am

Wow! What an exquisite wedding! All of their selections, venue, wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, lighting, flowers, table settings, etc., look classically elegant and definitely have that feeling of old world glam. Love it! The photography captures it all so beautifully. These pictures are truly perfection. I have too many favorites to pick just one! Great job, Ashley!

Patricia Banasiewicz - July 2, 2015 - 10:20 am

I love the way the photographer showed the details of the dress and often backlit Matthew and Sharon. Those were the most gorgeous shots. But my favorite is the shot of Sharon looking up at the camera with her face in full light so we can see how beautiful she is. I also adore the way the photographer showed every table, every main attraction, the dance floor, the bridesmaids sitting in front of the hedge, it was just wonderful. This was a fabulous wedding and Jefferson County probably won’t see another one like it for a while. I’m so proud of them both for working so hard to pull this off.

Leslie McClellan - July 2, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Every detail of Sharon Kaye & Matts wedding was captured beautifully! I enjoyed being a part of this special day and ensuring Sharon was picture perfect. Ashley, you are top notch photographer!

michelle halverson - July 2, 2015 - 8:48 pm

Beautiful!! I was so honored to be a part of such an amazing special day. These photos capture it perfectly!

Kaylyn Williams - July 3, 2015 - 11:32 am

These pictures are beautiful!!! You make such a gorgeous bride!