new years eve. i could detect many a canadian accent amongst the family and friends at this wedding. her father had remarried 3 times, so she was mothered by a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead growing up. two live music acts included mother #2 on bass with a guitarist who sang a cover of "thirteen" (yay for elliot smith!), and her husband on drums with a lead singer with a voice like amy mann. the latter band stuck to covers because half of their original pieces were about space (yay for space!). heartfelt speeches about the bride revealed that a girl who once looked like winnie cooper blossomed into a woman of many talents, now bearing a striking resemblance to penelope cruise. indeed, she made her bouquet out of coffee filters, and even adhered dozens and dozens of tasty handmade flowers onto her cake within a fifteen minute time span that evening. this was wedding number 18 to mark the end of a year and the start of a new one. it was also the most difficult gig i've done - it was so dark it was like shooting in a cave all night. by myself. so i'm very pleased with how my images came out.