Friday morning we awoke to a beautiful day but we didn’t get much of a chance to enjoy it there was plenty to do. Tables to set. Lights to hang in trees. Signs to put up. Bouquets to make. Flower arrangements to be placed everywhere. And each and every one of us all got stuck in – family, friends, the bridal party and of course the Bride & Groom who absolutely did not stop the entire day. It sure is hard work when you do all the preparations for a big occasion like this, but I think it makes it all worthwhile when you see all your ideas and vision come together before your eyes. I heard my Mum talking to someone later in the weekend about how good to was for all our kids (the 8 nephews & nieces of all my family) see all their parents working hard, working together, helping each other out and seeing how with a little hard work you can make anything happen.
Thank goodness for my sister, an Ipad and google for helping us work out how to fold the napkins!
Don’t you love the ‘cootie catchers’ that my sister made up for all of the tables? They had fun things like take a photo with someone from your table, or tell someone you love them written in them. So fun!
You can see in this shot that the table settings were all street names from places that they travelled all around the world (the photos were shots that they had taken). She then had them in sweet little frames sitting on the tables. Classy. Noice.
Of course we had some tissue pom poms. We used the template from Martha Stewart and they were really easy to make – and I can say that because I instructed the Bridesmaids on how to make them they sat back and watched. See? Really easy.
Dessert was a table of various delights that friends and family had made. These pretties were mini carrot cakes made by one of the Bridesmaids and were so good.
Whilst we were certainly busy there was plenty of laughter, always a glass of champagne in someones hand and a great feeling of anticipation and excitement about seeing all the efforts being enjoyed by everyone the next day.