Weiyi & Wish’s Royal Ritz-Carlton Engagement Celebration

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Just last weekend, we had the pleasure of spending Friday evening with Weiyi and Wish, a great couple who celebrated their engagement with close friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Rich with friendship and tradition, the couple had a wonderful evening along the peaceful Atlantic Ocean – finishing the evening at the world-class restaurant, Salt.

Congrats Weiyi and Wish!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Reception Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Food Trucks and Salt Infusion at the Ritz-Carlton

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After a wonderful anniversary evening at the acclaimed Salt, it was back to work, serving a great group at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Our two day coverage included a food truck-themed dinner along the stunning Atlantic coast, followed the next day by a great charity function, historic tour and salt infusion lessons.

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The Ritz-Carlton has always put a high priority on giving back – and this group was no exception.  Through the resort’s community footprints program, the group spent the early afternoon putting together 500 dinner kits (above) for the many needy families that call Amelia Island and the surrounding area home.  We also had the pleasure of photographing a very unique culinary class for the group – a salt infusion workshop where guests gained hands-on experience in producing some of resort’s signature infused salts.  The aroma in the kitchen was amazing!

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A Dinner for the Senses – Dining at the Ritz-Carlton’s Salt

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One more post today – we had the pleasure of celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary at the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Salt, at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – and I am comfortable saying it was the best all around meal I have ever had!  The evening was full of surprises – such as an especially delicious smoked prawn masterpiece compliments of Salt’s Chef de Cuisine, Rick Laughlin (below – note the smoke filled glass dome).

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To start the evening, we enjoyed artisan breads paired with a selection of exotic and unique salts.  For our first course, Bryn enjoyed Grilled Romaine Salad with a Tomato Fondue and I sampled the Chilled Avocado Soup with Australian Crab and Cumin Crisp.  The chef treated us to the above second course – a smoked Prawn over Grits with a Balsamic Reduction.  For our main course, I enjoyed  Beef Tenderloin and Main Lobster, while Bryn had the Diver Scallops with White Asparagus Risotto and and English Pea Broth.  And, to finish our evening, we each had a Souffle – Bryn’s was Dark Chocolate with Salted Carmel Ice Cream and White Chocolate Cream Anglaise, while mine was and Orange Grand Marnier Souffle with Orange Rosemary Ice Cream and Grand Marnier Anglaise.  The meal was amazing!

As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Cooking, Kayaks and Golf, Oh My! Amelia Fun Part 2

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of shooting a wonderful two-day event for Troutman Sanders at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  This is part two.  Over the course of the day, we covered two morning events (horseback riding and cooking school at the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, SALT) and five events in the afternoon (kayaking, tennis, golf, beach volleyball and a skeet shooting tournament).  Needless to say, the day was quite full!  Each event could be its own post, but I’ve combined them all down to one for your viewing pleasure!

As you can see from the photo above, we encountered a bit of weather in the afternoon, but that didn’t hamper the groups’ fun – it may have even enhanced it!    Below are some of our favorite shots from the evening – enjoy the photos!

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