Many years ago I wondered why anyone would get married on New Years Eve, it seemed like more of a headache than anything else. Well now I can tell you that the past 5 years have totally changed my opinion. I have been lucky to entertain at some really amazing New Years Eve weddings lately.

This year was the most fun one yet. It was Erica and Stephen’s wedding at the Lincolnshire Marriott resort. You could tell from the moment the guests walked in they were ready to celebrate. The place was already going nuts when Erica and Stephen were introduced and the party didn’t slow down one bit.

The wedding was held in the main tent at the Marriott Lincolnshire, which was decorated with purple and amber uplights and twinkling lights strung across the ceiling. We had a custom made gobo for Erica and Stephen that projected their initials onto the dance floor and looked great.

Wedding LightingCustom Wedding Gobo

Chase Video Productions shot the video and Hazelton Photography did the photography. I have worked with both Pat from Chase and Caitlin from Hazelton before and, as always, I was very impressed with their professionalism, their laid back attitude and friendliness.

Desiree Chocolates out of Vernon Hills had one of the best sweet table presentations I have ever seen. It was beautiful and over 20 feet of incredible looking treats. Unfortunately, I was working so I did not get to sample them but I heard from everyone that they were delicious.

The service at the Marriott Lincolnshire was impeccable as always and the evening’s festivities got underway without a hitch.

Despite the mass of people gathered around the photo booth the dance floor was packed the entire night and it erupted with cheers at midnight.

Erica’s and Stephens wedding was a great time and I was so glad to be a part of it. It doesn’t hurt that Erica and Stephen as well as their family and friends are such great people! It made it another New Years Eve to remember!

After giving it a lot of thought a New Years Eve wedding really makes a lot of sense for the following reasons:

  1. You have all of your best friends and family in one spot to celebrate.
  2. Your guests don’t have to deal with making expensive reservations for a party and then on New Years Eve they won’t have to stand in long lines downtown waiting to get in someplace, waiting for a drink, waiting for a taxi, etc.
  3. If you have it at a hotel or arrange for shuttle service to a hotel no one has to worry about driving.
  4. Most importantly everybody is extra ready to party!

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