Friday, October 23, 2009

COLLEEN WALSH'S & DAVE SPANGLER'S WILD & CRAZY WEDDING

A few weeks back my friends David & Colleen were married at St Francis Xavier in Fairmount.
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Colleen is my sister Crista's BFF growing up in Cherry Hill. I remember driving those two crazy girls to and from elementary school, to the mall and eventually to clubs. When they were both in their late 20s they thought it would be fun if they moved closer to me, so for a couple years we all lived at the Philadelphian. When they were both married they didn't have to go far to find a church to be married in as St. Frannie's was right next door. Now they have both left me, and I'm sad, but I have great memories of all our good times together.
The Rehearsal Dinner was held at the Fairmount Boathouse along the Schuykill RiverColleen, Dave Her mom (where's dad), sisters Karen & Maureen and nieces.
My favorite picture from that evening
The next day the trolley arrived at the church as the bag pipper was playing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling."I'm not the wedding photographer, I don't do weddings, but I do wedding photography gifts if I'm invited. I like to take the photos that aren't the "canned" shots that you are expecting from the photographer you hire. (The canned shots are important)My favorite photo of the day. A day that went off without a snag
except one when the dress was caught on the church doors leading to the Alter.


You should have a Maid of Honor that is so attentive. Karen made sure Colleen's dress laid perfectly for every shot.
Husband & Wife

The Philadelphian & St. Frannie'sBride & Groom's first dance
Through the Years is playing for Dad & Colleen
When you get this many Irish together, it only means one thing, one wild & crazy wedding reception. Keep that in mind.The dance floor opened before dinner
and continued into OT for the band for 5 hrs
My sister Janine, Bro in laws Tom DeFeo and Michael Bateman (Crista)
There were some crazy moves that night
Super Freak, Super Freak that girls a super freak

I don't think this is the Hustle
Or the Electric Slide If you wanna ride Don´t ride the white horse If you wanna ride Don´t ride the white horse
Maybe the cutting of the cake will go better
nope, why should it...
aaahhhhhhh (Dave's Italian, they're a little more laid back)
Then Uncle wrote a song for the happy couple
it was dead on funny and sweet. I'll look for it on Youtube.

Me, two of my sisters (I have 5), Crista, Mom and Janine (Mike took this picture, I forgot his pix)Congratulations Dave & Colleen, I'll miss you both but know I will see you soon. Love Hughe

Thursday, October 22, 2009

RESCUE SPA CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF MAKING RITTENHOUSE SQUARE BEAUTIFUL

The owner, Danuta,with Cori Moskow, Gloss PRMicala on Yelp states "Here is why I like the spa. My job is very high stress and when I go to the spa...I do not want to hear anyone talk in the other room when I am getting a massage or facial. When I go to Terme, I hate going to the basement. I like that it is quiet, clean and modern. I like the service they provide. The price is comparable to every spa in the city. The facial I got was amazing. They don't pressure you to buy the products. I will go back again and again and I even buy gift certificates for my friends there because they provide quality service."
The 2nd floor space (the building is at 17th and Latimer, go in the lobby, take the elevator one floor up) is open, clean, bright, spacious and modern with dark wooden floors.
Jonathan Vendrick and guest
Megan Smith and Jamyra Perry

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
255 S 17th St
2nd Fl

Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 772-2766 Guests and Wayne Spilove, Board Chair, HPI (Sorry I've misplaced this notepad, but what matters is it's Rescue Spa's 5th Anniversary - Yeah!!)
and they were nice enough to give out gifts

2009 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WIN NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Everyday I'm just gonna add more info/pixs to this entry as things come up, whether they be Philly Pep Rallies, or something fan crazy.

After removing the banners greasing the poles

Winning the National League Championship (Pix Sabrina Tamburino)and the spontaneous celebration (Pix from JIM A WERNER )
Things are returning to normal on Broad Street; trash receptacles have been put back, and banners have been rehung
until the P***** in a few weeks. Scroll down for more pictures of the days.

My favorite picture so far this week provided by the Philadelphia Zoo

PHILLIES WORLD SERIES GAME DAY SCHEDULE
GAME 1 - WED 10/28 IN NY (Yankees)
GAME 2 - THURS 10/29 IN NY (Yankees)
GAME 3 - HALLOWEEN IN PHILADELPHIA
GAME 4 - ALL SAINTS DAY IN PHILLY (11/1)
GAME 5* - MON 11/2 IN PHILADELPHIA
GAME 6* - WED 11/4 NYC (Yankees)
GAME 7* - THURS 11/5 NYC (Yankees)

WORLD SERIES PARADE MONDAY 11/2

Pixs from last nights game from none other than Sabrina Tamburino & Steve Thorne, who are having a big blow out wedding at the Bellevue on Halloween which is now Game 3. Bummer Chase & Jen Utley won't be in attendance now, but Sabrina & Steve are setting up a room for game viewing. I wonder if they'd delay their honeymoon for another parade down Broad Street? Would you?
Phillies win National League championship ...Last year the afterparty for the NL win was held at S Starr's Washington Square. This year it was a house party at Cole Hamel's (hope they didn't wake the kids?) Here's a link to their house warming party. http://tinyurl.com/ykwndp6

Broad Street: Earlier this week I noticed they took away the solar trash cans and put the green trash cans out, but I didn't realize it was in anticipation of tonight's win.

Many of the newspaper boxes were removed.

Perry Milou is selling posters (prints) of a painting he did for the World Series Championship Phillies & he has a sticker that says "REPEAT" which you can attach to it. Ask him to sign the poster cause he is Philly Peter Max. You'll want his signature on it. He's hanging out on Walnut Street in front of Joan Shepp's Store.