Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wedding Reception Preparation Begins

Time to repair the broken arms and wings and clean out the cobwebs!

Freshen up the front flower beds !Cut back the dying summer flowers and plant a few new perennials for next year!

Fertilize and pamper the new  roses so we have plenty in 2 weeks!

Ask Laurell to perform a "little paint magic" and make all the candlesticks look vintage!
Awesome job - this thing used to be a horrible shade of blue.

Start gathering the props- velvet pumpkins, rhinestone pins - ribbon flowers-
to enhance the silver, blush and gold  tablescapes.

Frames ready for Laurell's aged mirrors - being used as the serving trays for the food.

Little gold etched votives enhanced with rhinestones for the food tables.

Little hand colored  and glitter embellished cards to identify the food on the buffet. Graphic is from the Graphics Fairy.

We used colored pencils, rhinestones and glitter to personalize the cards.

Let the Eat Cake martini from Tori Spellings new book - CelebraTORI
vanilla vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, half and half with a white icing and pink sugar rim
Angel Food cake with vanilla icing top as garnish- how cute and girly!
Amy's (one of our  Romancing the Home girls) wedding reception is  in 2 weeks and the entire Romancing the Home staff is hosting  it for her and her new husband John!  Everyone is involved in the food preparation and decor of the event.  So for the next 2 weeks, I'll be sharing our progress as we prepare for the party. It's time for me  to do those chores one puts off -like getting  the summer cobwebs down! As the party is at my home,  Mr. RTH spent the weekend in the garden, freshening up the borders. We finished  the music  playlist for the party- full of new and old love songs- with input from everyone.  Downloading the menu card from The Graphics Fairy, we typed in the names of the foods and printed them on parchment card stock. Hand colored and  glittered, they are now  ready to identify  the items on the buffet.  Laurell came over yesterday with the  mirrors that she had antiqued for the old gilded frames that will be used as  the food trays.  While she was over, we found this delightful "Let them eat cake" martini in Tori Spelling"s  new book - "CelebraTORI. We decided that they would be perfect for the sweets table - so things keep changing as we go!  We are having so much fun planning this!


Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

It obviously is going to be a spectacular event! Just looking at the preparation line up is amazing. I can't wait to see more. By the way, I love visiting your blog!

Farm Wedding Venues said...

Good luck and good job to all of you who planned this wedding..

Emily said...

What a wonderful gift! Planning this must be nirvana for all of you! Have fun..looks lovely!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What beautiful decor! No detail has been overlooked and the framed mirrors will be spectacular!

Anonymous said...

I'm all swooney! And lusting over the gold votives, the tres -chic menu cards, the crystal candlebras, the mirrored frames! I need a martini!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be there! Laurel did an awesome job as usual! I miss the RTH girls! -with much love, Julia H