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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sundance Wedding: Kelly & Marvin

I recently went to Salt Lake City and helped a very dear friend, Kelly Parke, with her wedding. She was in the middle of moving from across the country among other things and had so much stuff going on, I offered to help with flowers and decor. Her colors were soft and pretty- peach, coral, eggplant with hints of blue and she loved the idea of incorporating lace into the details. Trying to save on the budget, I used various sizes of mason jars and wrapped lace around the top. It's amazing the versatility that mason jars offer! We used them for vases for flowers and also placed tealights in the smaller jars. They turned out so pretty! I also used paper doilies to make lacy buntings that hung by the cake table and also the hors d'oeuvres table. I loved these. Very simple, inexpensive but I think it really added that special touch. Kelly's bouquet and her attendants' flowers turned out gorgeous. I am really proud at how beautiful and fabulous they were. The groom  and all his men sported pretty little boutonnieres, too. The cake was made by One Sweet Slice in Salt Lake City. They did a beautiful job. The cake was absolutely gorgeous! I had the nerve-wracking job of getting it safely to the resort. I was so worried it was going to tip over and was very relieved when we finally arrived at the resort and the cake was safely carried out of my vehicle and inside. Whew!

Kelly's mother could not attend the wedding due to health reasons, unfortunately, but because we live in such an awesome digital age, they were able to skype her in so she could watch as though she were there. I know it meant the world to my friend for her mom to be there and even though she couldn't be there in person, it was so nice to see that they were still able to bring her there virtually. 

The ceremony and reception were fairly short but sweet. It was in a very beautiful location, at the Sundance Resort the  with gorgeous mountain backdrops, the smell of crisp mountain air. I couldn't have  picked a better setting! The only thing that I could have wished for was more time to have spent there! Kimber Tabor did the photography for Kelly & Marvin (no...these are not her photos because I am sure hers turned out far better than mine!) and I want to send a special shout out to everyone who was so great helping me set things up and tear things down, especially Dale, Amey, Tristan, Bekah, Neleigh, Jack, Jon and Kristal. Your help was very much appreciated and helped make the day magical for Kelly & Marvin! Thank you!!!
Prep work for centerpieces. Don't they look so beautiful all together like that?

Reserved seating at the ceremony
Kelly's bouquet- this turned out so very beautiful!
Kelly with her two daughters- one of my most favorite photos from the day!
Table centerpieces

Pretty little water bottles
Table centerpieces
Cake cutting!

I wish Kelly and her new husband, Marvin, much happiness and love as they move forward in their new lives together. I am so very glad that I was able to share such an important day with them and am honored that Kelly included me in the planning of her big day and trusted in me to bring elements that could make her day more special.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Don't be Angry! It's a Party!

So it's been awhile since I posted anything on here. (I know, I know...) But I have had one busy schedule and it seems as though my blog tends to get put on the backburner a lot.

Anyhow, I wanted to share this fun birthday party with you...my niece just turned 5 a couple of weeks ago and is totally into Angry Birds (but who isn't?! LOL) So she wanted an Angry Bird party. So I stepped in and helped make it happen! I designed the invitations for her party, made mini candybar wrappers, water bottle labels, goody bag tags....I found some free vector images off the internet for Angry Birds to help make it possible. My sister bought some cupcake toppers and liners from Etsy before I had the chance to really look into making them. Oh well...I printed them out and used a scalloped circle punch which worked really nice. The toppers looked cute on the cupcakes my sister made. (Who thought they looked very Christmas-y until everything was pulled together! LOL) I used the little green pig images for the mini candybar wrappers. They turned out so cute...a bowl full of naughty green pigs! I printed out a bunch of different birds and pigs at various sizes and hung them up along with balloons. Since the theme consists of pretty much primary colors, it was easy to find things like table cloths, napkins, plates and napkins, etc. to pull it together. For food, my sister and brother-in-law whipped up some yummy shish-kabobs and hot dogs and brats. We also served Green Pig Punch to the kids. My sister also bought a blue bird pinata that the kids were able to take a whack at and bust apart. I think it was a success!