August 19, 2012


I was excited to be asked by my friends & family members to help with their upcoming CELEBRATIONS.  
It was SO much fun!  
Kenz has caught the decorating/celebrating bug and was a HUGE help!!

Saturday August 4th: 
Bridal Shower for Alissa Geis
hosted by (my darling niece) Jessica Allen and her friend Emilie Woodhead.
 We wanted a Romantic Vintage Look with Pink, Brown, and Yellow.  
We made: 
Burlap Runners and Banners, 
Pearl Bracelets for each guest 
& Lemon Head favors with a diamond ring attached.  
We hung lanterns and vases filled with flowers from the pergola 
& used white & burlap fabric to shield the sun.
It was Pretty and WARM but was still fun.

Sister of Bride, Alissa (Bride), Sister of Emilie, Emilie, Jessica
Colette (Mother of the Bride), Jenn (Jessica's Mom & my sister), Karen (Emilie's Mom) 
Food Buffets
Lunch Menu: 
Chicken Salad Croissants
Caesar Salad
Multi Grain Chips with Peach Salsa served in brown lunch sacks
Strawberries & Blueberries
Pink and Yellow Lemonade
Originally we had planned to make "Boxed Lunches" for each guests but since we weren't sure how many were coming, we decided to serve lunch Buffet Style.

Desserts: Lemon Cake with Raspberries

Some of the Prep Work... Boxed Lunches, Centerpieces, Bracelets (each gift received a Pearl Bracelet)
Kenz gave the party a "Thumbs Up!"

Thursday, August 16th: 
Wedding for Kelsie McDonald and Taylor Meek.  

Reception was held at the Garden Place at This is the Place Park

Kelsie made most of her decorations. 
She wanted Burlap table lines with Navy & White striped Runners. 
We placed painted vases (yellow, navy, and coral) with flowers atop a tree stump on the tables accented with a framed photo of the happy couple.  
Taylor had made many wooden signs to be placed through out the venue. 
Waffle Bar 

Kenzie and I, with the help of my good friend Jeni Gardner (& her daughters) set up the reception & added a few extra accents where needed.  We were thrilled with the way it turned out & so were Kelsie's Parents, our good friends Matt & Kathy McDonald.

Friday, August 17th: 
Wedding for Alissa Geis and Jordan Noe.  

The Reception was held at the Old McMillan House

 I spent a day (Monday, August 13th) with Alissa and her mom Colette 
gathering and making finishing touches for their Lemonade Themed Reception.  

Her tables had white linens with Burlap and Yellow  & White striped runners.   
She used my black frames to display her engagement photos.  
Aluminum milk jugs and watering pitchers were filled with yellow roses and daisies accented with lots of Lemons!!
She used our "Celebrate" Banner over the cake 
& made another one the read "Mr & Mrs" to decorate the photo booth  
- which Kenz and I enjoyed.
The yard was decorated with cute white frames, old doors, lanterns & of course, a LEMONADE stand. 
Crepe Bar with LOTS of Toppings
Served with Lemonade


 It was darling!

Kenz & I spent part of the day helping a different friend, so my sister, Jenn, helped them set up.  We arrived just in time to see Alissa and Jordan cut their cake, toss her bouquet, and jump in their decorated car.  
We cleaned up & were given some of her bright fresh flowers to enjoy at home.

Saturday, August 18th: 
Wedding for Stephanie Cheney & Josh McNaught. 

Stephanie chose Red, Black and White.
Her Tables had white linens with black & white fabric squares.
Black vases with Red Roses and White flowers were set atop with a votive candle and Framed Photo of the couple.
Lanterns were lit, Wreathes & Photos were hung around the yard.
They had a canopy over a dance floor that her dad built.  
Large Chinese Lanterns hung inside the canopy.

Cheese & Crackers
Strawberry Shortcake
 Oreos & Milk

The same crew (Halls and Gardners) that set up the McDonald wedding arrived at 7 am - and we spent the entire day decorating and making the Cheney's backyard beautiful.  
We made a "Thank You" banner that hung on the shed as the guest were leaving.

They had a GREAT turn out and a Good Time was had by ALL!!

Still waiting for Photos...

It was an honor to be asked by these special ladies to be a part of their celebrations.  
Kenz got some GREAT ideas for her future wedding and I loved sharing MY PASSION for decorating with my daughter. 

1 comment:

amanda said...

I love the Lemonade Wedding. So cute. And the shower was, of course, BEAUTIFUL!!! Ok so now that all your events are over you should be able to chat more often--right? I'll wait til school starts:)