The Curtain Falls on Another Bridge Ball

The Second Bridge Ball is in the books and we couldn’t be happier with how the night transpired. The turnout was great (despite the below-zero wind chill), everyone looked stunning, the bartenders were busy and the dance floor was hopping. If you missed it, we have the entire night captured in our live broadcasts on our Facebook page.

There are a lot of components to a formal event like the Bridge Ball, and many people to thank for helping it run so smoothly. Thank you Taylor Matties and The Elks’ staff for all your hard work. Thanks to DJ Scottie Mac for commanding the room and keeping people moving til midnight. Thanks to Jessica Lynn Photography for creating a true red carpet experience, and to Alessia LoGrasso for squeezing between everyone to snap additional photos.

Thanks to Celia’s Flower Studio and Audrey’s Flower Shop for the gorgeous centerpieces – people raved all night - and to Caitlin Pszenny for tirelessly coordinating the catering.

Speaking of caterers, the food spread was awesome. Three cheers to Azorean Restaurant, Salty Frank’s Dogs, Lat 43, Magnolia 525 Tavern, Yellow Sub Shop, Classic Cooks, Cape Ann Lanes, Cake Ann, and Every Little Breeze Catering.

Our Bridge Buddies stepped up again with contributions to the gift bags for all attendees: Sand to City Style, Foster’s Grill Store, Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Manchester Athletic Club, Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, Maplewood Car Wash, Emory Vodka, Salty Frank's Dogs, Cazeault Solar & Home, Premier Imprints, Bare Cheek Beauty, Yellow Sub Shop, Lisa Ann Schraffa Santin Stylist, and Tuck's Candy & Gifts.

 Finally, there’s the Bridge staff and volunteers. No one dealt with the cold more than our doormen, Rob Shea and Brian Watson. Special thanks to Leneai Stuart (actual Bridge staff!), Jamie Jasko and Alana Horne for your hard work before, during and after the event. And as always, by my side is the good Doctor Lockwood who had to hear about the Second Bridge Ball about an hour after the First Bridge Ball ended. I promise I won’t mention the Third Bridge Ball for at least a week.

Who am I kidding? Pencil in March 3, 2018. That should give everyone plenty of time to pick out something sparkly. Cheers! Can’t wait to do it all again.