Sunday, September 25, 2011

More wedding preparations

This weekend we wanted to give it a go on the flowers for the wedding.  I had my doubts that we could do this ourselves but my my daughter Stephanie had taken some floral arranging classes in high school and a friend who had no experience did flowers for her daughter's wedding.  She said it was a lot of fun and she's glad they did it.  Soooo, with that information under our belt, we went over to the wholesale flower market on Saturday and bought gerbera daisies, roses and carnations.  Stephanie did the arranging and did a pretty good job.  Her second attempt was better than the first and way better than my attempt.  She thinks she can handle it so we're going to give it a go.  This is just a peek at the small centerpiece she did.

The rest of this weekend was boring old laundry, a little housework (very little lol) and some other tasks for the wedding so I could check them off my list.  We are having a dessert table at the wedding and I had seen on someone's blog or maybe it was on a Stampin' Up website, but they did a pennant across the cake table with the words "Love is Sweet".  I thought that was perfect for our table so I cut the letters and pennant shape with the Cricut, embossed the background with a floral design and threaded it with silver ribbon.  It came out pretty cute.  I didn't take a picture of the finished design because no one was here to hold it.  Pooey!

And this is what my dining room is still looking like.  A few more pieces to be cut out and I think I can finally put things away and get back to 'normal', whatever that is.  :o)

Ashley, the bride-to-be, decided on the design for the table numbers.  We used the same Night of Navy Stampin' Up! paper as the invitations, added an orange  scallop for a pop of color and to incorporate the orange flowers.  This paper is SU also and is called Peach Parfait, though it's more pumpkin than peach. 

Ashley found a Cuttlebug embossing folder that she liked in my "collection" so she embossed the white circles. 

We got a lot done this weekend and can mark a few items off our to-do list.  Time sure seems to be flying by!  If my calculations are right, we have 48 days left!  S C A R Y!!!!! 


Impera_Magna said...

Wow.. what lovely stuff for the wedding! The flowers are gorgeous!

The Other Barb said...

You are so creative & ambitious~ Can't wait to see pictures of this wedding. Pretty flower arrangements!

Angela said...

So you just couldnt bribe this one with a HI trip huh? :o) But look at all the fun you are having. Wish I was there to play with you all. I LOVE doing flowers and corsages.