Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My In-Laws' 50th

On June 12th, 2011 my in-laws celebrated with friends and family their 50th wedding anniversary. My husband and I hosted this along with our children, aunts, and friends. It was held in, what we call, our choir room at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. My mother-in-law was 17 when she married my father-in-law that was 19. They are two fine christians with a strong marriage that have experienced many ups and downs, including the death of a child. Congratulations, Freddie and Frances!

In the hallway we displayed pictures from the past and present.

I was given the idea by a friend to buy a tablecloth and allow the guests to sign the tablecloth instead of a book and let the couple keep it for a keepsake.

Prior to the event we asked the guests to be prepared to share, in writing, a memorable moment(s) with the couple. I printed a title and provided lines on cardstock. I plan on taking all of the beautiful cards and stories and making a book for them. I placed the cardstock in the tray below. There are those candlesticks again!

I got the chance to use that drink dispenser again! Here it is filled with ice water and lemon slices.

The cake was made by their niece Jessica, Didn't she do a great job! I was very pleased with the gladiolas. Wish the pictures were better, sorry :(

Friday, June 17, 2011

"Borrowed" Candlestick Idea

I took a before pic on the candleholders but it is on another camera that is not here(of course) so maybe later. Anyhow, I sprayed these ivory ,they were originally that green and burgundy that we all have had in our homes at some point in the last decade! A couple of weeks ago I attended a wedding that had the most unusual decorations that I just loved! Each table at the reception was decorated differently with burlap and moss being the common thread. I saw the cups and saucers in several areas and fell in love. My husband's aunt had a career in the army traveling all over the world and she would buy bone china cups and saucers to commemorate the location. Luckily I inherited them. There are so many it is impossible to display them all and I have tried several places. Any ideas? Am loving these for now. What do you think?

Linking to Chic on a Shoestring Decorating