More than 80 guests gathered at The Ritz Carlton in Manalapan to celebrate a surprise 60th Birthday. As guests entered the Eau Spa, they lit a candle and made a wish at the wishing well before entering the spa garden to enjoy moonlit cocktails and hor d'oeuvres. Opera Singers sang at the entry of The Angel Room as guests were guided to the dinner celebration.
Prior to the surprise birthday dinner, guests were mailed blank stationery to write letters, well wishes and memories to be compiled in a custom, pink leather bound book that was presented to her at dinner. A video montage played while Happy Birthday was sung and a cake topped with an edible Christian Louboutin by Southern Belle's Cakery was brought out. Photography by John Chuter Photography.