The hostesses and I were able to pull off a fabulous party and also have a bit of fun because the groom's mother (a dear friend) invited the perfect crowd. And no doubt the Peach Bellini's contributed to the merriment. I don't have pictures yet of the guests, but here are a few details of the decor.
|A simple boxwood wreath with cream colored|
satin ribbons on the front door
|Entry hall table featured the bride's wedding invitation and|
a vintage cake topper from the 1920's
|I told you in another post that I polished a lot of silver. I wasn't lying.|
|Creating this centerpiece was so much fun. I|
pretended like I was on Project Runway, except that
I used a glue gun instead of needle and thread.
I used a wrought iron dress form I purchased at Hobby Lobby,
bits of antique lace I had accumulated over the years, and and then elevated the dress
on blocks of oasis. Finally, I filled the base of this bride with a wreath of spray roses in
varying shades of pink accented with more hydrangeas. Don't you just love her?!
|We also used our antique china and real linen napkins.|
It didn't matter that the china patterns didn't match.
|The hydrangeas are in full bloom here and nothing is prettier. These were picked from|
a friend's yard. The tall Russian sage set them off beautifully.
|When guests arrived, we offered them the choice of a Peach Bellini or peach iced tea, |
accompanied by a Nashville favorite, a "cheese dream."
|This is a stack of real love letters. My father-in-law wrote my mother-in-law|
every day during their long distance courtship while she was away at
a girl's finishing school and he was a student at Vanderbilt.
|Another one my vintage cake toppers!|
|These incredible petit fours were the final flourish that ended the meal.|
Guess where the missing petit four went?!