Sunday, June 10, 2012

Centerpieces recycle

So what do you do at 11:30 PM after the guests have gone & your husband doesn't want to deal with the centerpieces from the wedding? LOL Well several things actually. The centerpieces were large glass vases filled with blue gel beads (these things are awesome & inexpensive) and lights placed inside. Flowers were simply placed on top & it worked so well because guests could still see each other and talk! Gotta love that!!! I said let's give some away - but it's almost midnight! My niece found a mother/daughter coming in to the hotel & gave them one. So I grabbed 3 & my niece grabbed 2. We gave them to the front check-in staff & I left one with the wedding coordinator to be placed in her office. Then we gave 2 to the clean up staff. I took 2 home and put them on the white candlesticks in the dining room. PERFECT!!! The flowers are white mums, spidermums, carnations, billy buttons (HUGE in the south right now for weddings) and ornamental grass. I just loved these centerpieces because they were fun & unexpected. We received so many compliments are how unique they were. :) My SIL is a police officer & there happened to be a FOP convention the same weekend - can you believe that? LOL Some people were walking by as we were finishing the tables and said "Oh how clever - they made the vases look like police lights". LOL I didn't even realize it until they said something. LOL

Monday, June 4, 2012

I Do

My daughter's wedding was this past Saturday & I wanted to share a picture with you. The weather was absolutely perfect! My daughter will say it's because they did a southern tradition of "bury the bourbon". One month exactly from your wedding day, you bury a bottle where the ceremony is held. It was mid 80's, slight breeze and gorgeous! One thing that was too funny is that everyone kept saying "don't cry Debbie, it will mess up your make-up". I did shed tears, but it was her dad that totally lost it. The minute he saw me begin the walk, he started bawling and cried the entire ceremony. When it was time for the toast, he lost it again. Hahaha to everyone who thought I would be the basket case. The photographer was incredible & I'm looking forward to posting more pictures soon. Now back to STAMPING! :) Paul Rowland Photography