Melissa & Scott
Oct. 16, 2010 at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
After getting engaged on Elephant Mountain near Cave Creek, Chicagoans Melissa Lynn and Scott Kaeser wanted their 175 mostly Midwestern guests to enjoy the desert warmth. Arizona sunsets inspired a palette of pinks and oranges for the formal affair. While the ambiance was all elegance, the couple emphasized food and fun: The crowd snacked on a cocktail-hour taco bar, was wowed by a fire dancer, feasted on brioche-crusted filet, and reveled as butlers passed cheesecake lollipops and macarons. The most dedicated guests spilled over into an adjacent ballroom, where the couple hosted an after-party with pizza, French fries, a DJ and more dancing. Not wanting to interrupt the party, the couple didn’t even slice their wedding cake until brunch the next day.