Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Years at the Edgewater

Kent and I were so lucky on New Year's Eve. I officiated for John and Misty at the Edgewater, which was great in itself, and we were invited to welcome in the new year with them and their friends. As you can see, I was dressed for the elegant evening (I seldom have a chance to wear these earrings that I love).

The Edgewater was "dressed" in candlelight. All set for the evening.

Misty and John and their wedding party are wonderful. They "chilled," watching Jeopardy and laughing and joking until the ceremony began.

Two close family friends (and actors) presented the best "Art of Marriage" reading I've ever heard. This was followed by a song performed by another dear friend before the vows, then the rings were exchanged. Yup, not a dry eye in the house.

Guests were entertained not only by lively table conversation but by miniLego projects: miniMisty, miniJohn and miniwedding arbor...or whatever the medium asked you to express.
There followed some of the most inspired toasts I've heard. And an improv performance, naturally! Everyone was in stitches.

Then the dancing began! Mister Miyagi had everyone on their feet, from the very young to the young-at-heart, incluidng us!!

Dani Weiss photographed the evening, helping to keep the memories alive.

As the midnight hour approached, we watched the fireworks at the Seattle Center from the Edgewater's balcony!
A pretty amazing way to begin the new year, a pretty amazing way to begin married life together!

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