How to guarantee a party on your anniversary EVERY year? Have a New Years Eve Wedding! Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 12.31.09

Montage-webI’ve always preferred a fairly quiet New Year’s Eve. We usually celebrate with a fondue extravaganza (meat, cheese and YES chocolate) and family game night and movies. Some years we make it to Midnight… others, well, you know… But this past year Philip and I celebrated right along with an adorable couple–David and Kiersten–though we were cele-working capturing images all day and well into the night. The night was such fun! Kiersten had a wonderful design vision using Ostrich feathers in both her bridal bouquet and her centerpieces. It looked so whimsical and elegant. They had a wonderful musician Miguel Perez playing Spanish guitar during the ceremony and throughout the cocktail hour and their DJ Sheldon kept people on the dance floor all night. The food was, as usual, incredible–a melange of seafood, wild greens, and prime rib for dinner — and it kept coming all night, ending with cheeses, fruit, desserts and stuffed dates. The resort was illuminated with over 10 miles of white lights, such a glorious view. ¬†They even had a life size gingerbread house in the lobby. I walked around the corner and upon a young girl about 6 years old smelling the gingerbread house and giving it a quick kiss as she left. So cute! It was a long and wonderful day for everyone…all I can say is good thing Alderbrook has such comfortable beds!

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