Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Today I Order......

The Flowers!

You may remember.....

We are so excited!  Flowers are the main piece of the decor.  Flowers and Lighting.  We are having a professional lighting company fix us up with some antique fixtures and special lighting.  I am making candles for the tables.  It should be a sweet, gentle and romantic look overall.  The only tricky part is that the tent is so huge that things could look lost in the space.  Here's hoping they don't.  We are doing all in our power to scale our decor and arrangements to fit the space.

An artist friend has been making canvas art.
I have not seen them yet....other than in photos.
I think they are going to look small in the space but 
they are also going to be very sweet.
It will give people an excuse to get up and walk around to read 
them and appreciate the time invested in them.

Susan, from Divine Florals,  sent over the flower list last evening and was thrilled to have such a large budget to work with.  But with savings on the dress, a very affordable venue and the fact that this is our only daughter we wanted to splurge.

It also felt very good to drop off the list for the caterer yesterday.
Andrew, at The Daily Grind, is going to do a great job!
Chelsea has loved that place since the day it opened.
In fact she started campaigning for a job there before they opened.
Over this past "changeover" of shows at the theatre she worked at The Daily Grind part time.
It was great!  Andrew and the rest of the staff are wonderful.
It ended up being too much when she went back to the theatre so she had to 
give it up....but we are thrilled to have them cater.
Chelsea has worked so very hard to have every detail in place.
As you know, things will happen but they should be minor with all of her
attention to detail.

I made my shopping list for the appetizer tent.
I even purchased some of the items for it....you know, the ones that won't go bad.
I need to focus more on the decor for that area very soon.
It needs to compliment, but not duplicate what Chelsea has designed for 
the main tent.
I hope our friends coming into town for the wedding won't mind
helping to make tray after tray of appetizers with me.

Another big detail I need to get put together yet is the order for the 
rehearsal dinner.  Rehearsal will happen almost a week in advance of the big day
and so it is sneaking up quickly.  It should be a big ball of fun!!

When it was time to do Michael and Emily's rehearsal dinner they wanted a picnic
in the park beside their venue.  The link above takes you to my blog post about that day.
There was a lot going on in our lives at that point too.

I tried to add some touches that included their colors but it was pretty 
straightforward.  I "catered" that one mainly from Costco.
Chelsea and Chadd's will include many of their favorite foods from 
their favorite restaurants.  I'll keep the decor simple because it will be held in a very 
sweet cafe looking room at the venue.
It is going to be very fun!!

One of my projects.  This photo wall.  I "stole" this from Mom's house while she was in Europe.
No worries, I had her permission.
 I was just very thankful that the police officer
 who lives next door to her knows me
 and wouldn't question me hauling
 a large piece of decor out of her house when she was away.
If you know me you know that I don't work "ahead" as well as I work
nearer the hour of need.
The adrenaline that comes from panic helps my brain work better, I guess. 
That's my excuse anyway.

Perfectly opposite of how Chelsea works.
This both makes her crazy and makes us a great team.
She's getting tired...and I'm just getting started.
We've got this!

Anyway...those are the exciting, rambling and optimistic
thoughts running around my head today.
I'll get to more of the details even as I make candle orders and
prepare for a candle event this evening.
I really considered dropping out of the event after Jonathan's accident
but just can't bring myself to do so.
So...if you happen to be local I would LOVE to see you at 
Good Harvest Supply in Strasburg this evening.
They are having a Ladies Night Out from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
I will be offering my final clearance on Fall/Winter candles in stock
at 50% off and will have a handful of Spring/Summer candles
at their regularly affordable prices.

Hugs from the crazy candle lady and mother of the bride!
Both hats are on today.


Theresa said...

Crazy, FUN times up there:) I can't wait to watch as you finalize the plans! The Wedding is going to be PERFECT! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Deanna Rabe said...

It's coming down to the wire! Such a stressful but wonderful time! Savor it all!

Terra Hangen said...

Wow, this looks like a huge endeavor and I am sure it will turn out beautifully.

Doris said...

You make this all sound so crazy and fun! I've never made food for any of our weddings...my hat is off to you!
So wish I could come to the event tonight. I was out and about almost all day today with my Ellen, shopping and Dr. appointments. I'm tired!!
Blessings to all of you as you continue the preparations for this big day!