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One of my favorite finds in French Polynesia was the little vanilla plantation near the house we rented in Moorea.  I brought plenty of beans home with me and have enjoyed finding ways to savor them by creating vanilla-flavored…everything (we even made homemade Tahitian vanilla extract as wedding favors for our family reception stateside – more on that later!).

Most recently, Alisa Lewis transformed these little beans into delicious vanilla sugar, which tastes truly magnificent in my morning cup of tea.

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Check out today’s post on Apple Brides for Alisa’s tutorial I photographed, on how to turn this:

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Oh, these two.  They are so perfectly lovely together, are they not?  Love and cherry blossoms make everything more beautiful!

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DSC_4396matteweb Claire and DJ, I couldn’t be more excited to photograph your Walla Walla estate wedding in July!

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