Sunday, May 22, 2011

Backyard Wedding

Yesterday we had a small family backyard wedding for my niece . The weather could not have been any prettier, a frog sang the whole entire time and everyone loved it. Only about 40 of the couples closest friends and family attended , so it was extra special.

I did all the tables with a vintage look, the flowers were in mason jars, with jute string. The groom wrote the bride little love notes that were added to each one. Oh how she loved visiting each table and reading her notes . . . she cried.

The bride's sister and cousins stood with her and the groom , all his best buds. The boys had a blast . . . they found our tucked away bar and had a private party a bit early. I will not say anymore about that . . .

The cake table, we had 3 cakes each more special than the last, so beautiful, but when they were brought out I had no time for photos. We had them on the wooden boxes at different levels, a chocolate with curls, strawberry with white chocolate dipped berries and a coconut with the cake topper. We have a cake artist in this town . . . I regret not taking time for a photo. You would have loved it. Maybe I will get to share the "real" pictures soon .

Congrads to Mandy and Josh ! Thanks for sharing your special day with all of us. I love you and wish you both the very best.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Smile Style

Create a home that makes you smile. Your home is not a "Look", it's a feeling in your soul . . . Keep it personal. The things you love deserve to have a place of honor, used and seen. Every home tells a story about the people that live there.

I love to honor the past . This is a photo of my grandparents, her watch and ring. (my grandpa made the ring)

Look around your own castle and be reminded that within your walls lies a scrape book, a collection of memories, the story of who you are and what you love. Are you a good storyteller?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How about a little Global Warming . . .

Just add a bit of texture . . . works every time.