Denmark, Life

New Year’s Eve in Copenhagen

Happy 2018!

Wow. I cannot believe it is 2018! HOW? Last night’s New Year’s celebration was so fun, and I just had to share a few moments with you all! I barely took any photos, as it was a cozy evening, and I wanted to just enjoy myself.

I started getting ready in the early afternoon after I finished making a caprese salad for the evening’s dinner party. I was so excited to burn my Bath and Body Works candle that I had been saving for this special night. 🙂

The weather was windy and rainy. I normally love to wear my hair sleek and straight for special occasions, but the odds were not in my favor! Instead, I embraced my waves and pulled my hair into a low ponytail. I tied it off with a gold ribbon (actually Nicolas did because I was struggling! Haha) I thought it was actually really pretty and festive!

I love wearing all the gold and glitter I can on New Year’s Eve! I carried my gold clutch and wore my new black glitter stockings. I was also really excited to wear the new winter coat Nicolas gave to me for Christmas!

Nicolas’s parents hosted a BEAUTIFUL dinner party with their closest friends. Before sitting down to eat, we all watched the queen’s New Year’s Eve speech on tv (a Danish tradition.) I was so proud of myself for being able to understand the speech. I spent New Years Eve in Denmark 2 years ago and couldn’t understand a word. All my hard work is finally paying off. 🙂

This is another Danish New Year’s Eve tradition – kransekage. It is a special cake made with layers of marzipan rings. Isn’t it so pretty and festive?

Our traditional New Year’s photo …

and a look back at NYE 2015! This is one of my VERY favorite photos of us. It was our first New Year’s together, and it was magical. I bought this black dress just for the occasion. I loved it so much that I actually wore it again this year!

After dinner and dessert, Nicolas and I headed back into the city to see all the fireworks. At midnight, nearly everyone is setting off fireworks. It is an amazing sight and such a perfect way to start the new year.

I hope everyone had fun last night! Did you celebrate in your pajamas and watch a good movie, or did you get all dressed up and party? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂 Both sound lovely to me! I wish you all a happy and healthy 2018! I am looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store. Have a great week!


Another illustration from one of my favorites -Heather Sitllufsen.


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  • Reply Billie Jo January 2, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Happy New Year, my daughter!!!
    You make me so proud!!!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      <3 Love you!

  • Reply mamasmercantile January 2, 2018 at 10:53 am

    We had a surprise party invite from friends from church which we really enjoyed. Best wishes for 2018.

    • Reply Madison Marie January 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Awe, that sounds lovely! Happy 2018 🙂

  • Reply Michele January 2, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I went to a party with some of my friends and we had a wonderful time! It looks like you had fun too! Happy 2018, Madison!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      That is great! Glad you had fun 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • Reply Danielle January 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I was in my jammies watching the ball drop on Times Square. We had a quiet dinner and played some games. My outfit was “flannel”… LOL You look lovely Madison! Happy new year to you and Nicolas! All the best in 2018! ♥

    • Reply Madison Marie January 3, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      That sounds sooo cozy!Thank you so much. Happy 2018 🙂

  • Reply Heidi January 3, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Happy New Year! You guys are such a beautiful couple 💕 Sometimes it’s good to put the camera down. I didn’t take my camera with me at all at New Years because I really wanted to enjoy the time and say goodbye to 2017.

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • Reply Madison Marie January 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you sooo much, Heidi! I totally agree. It is nice not to take your camera along sometimes. 🙂

  • Reply Dominika January 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    You looked so lovely xx I also can’t believe it’s 2018 already

  • Reply Linda Conley January 4, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Happy belated New Years Madison! New Years Eve is a wedding anniversary, this year it was our 29th. We didn’t do anything or go anywhere and I am fine with that. Bitter cold, still, here.

    You looked so lovely, smiles.

    • Reply Madison Marie January 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Oh! Happy belated Anniversary! 29 years is amazing <3

  • Reply Kim January 4, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Happy New Year! That layered cake looks amazing! Cute polaroid pics too!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Kim! Happy New Year!

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