Here's my family at the temple after the ceremony. Randy and I are on the front row with the bride and groom, Talia and Riley. Two of my grandsons, Isaac and Landon are in front of me. Ben and Katie with their brandnew baby, Gabriel are next to Randy. Behind them are Sarah and Tim, holding baby Eli. Jesse and Caitie are next to them with Erin and Seth and little Emmy. JoJo peeks out over Erin and Schuyler is on the top row behind Eli.
The floor decal was applied to the concrete dance floor. It peeled right off easily after we were done.
We had white linens on the round tables and gathered a length of pink tulle around the back of each chair.
The table decorations were quite a project. Talia and I hunted around at second-hand and antique shops for windows. Then we had to clean them up, sand off the old paint, and repainted them. I shouldn't say "we" because Talia and Riley did most of the work. They painted a coat of rosy red first, then a coat of light pink. Then we sanded away some of the pink so the red would show through and give it an aged look. We mounted photos from their engagement and bridal pics in various panes on each window, and added the monograms on the back of the glass. Then we added brackets so they would stand up on the tables.
The food was wonderful. And it was beautiful, too. I had little signs made for each item and we placed one square window on the buffet table with the monogram.
then moved outside to go through the line. Everyone seemed to have such a good time.
The couple cuts the cake.
It's time to use that dance floor.
As the guests leave, they take a small gift, a reminder and a thank you. I spent days making strawberry jam and packing it into these cute little jars.
Thanks for letting me share some of this special event with you. This is really a blog about my quilting life, but sometimes I just have to tell you what is going on around here! Now you know how I got so behind on my business this summer. (Well at least one of the reasons.)
I'm still working on the book--the deadline is just weeks away.