Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kate & Eric Married 10-2-10

This is Kate and Eric at Angie & Erik's wedding. They were married at the beginning of this month. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of them together at their own wedding but you can view more pictures on bobbi+mike's blog. I really need to get a camera.
These are the bridesmaids with Kate at the rehearsal dinner.

Newlyweds Angie & Erik with the gift Kate bought for all of her bridesmaids.

She gave them each a really nice Coach bag. Sweet girl.Hair and make-up time. Done by Taylor Eli. Kate in her Team Eric shirt looking radiant!
Bridesmaid Nicole (who I thank for these photos) MOH Stefanie, and bridesmaid Kristin.

The beautiful bouquets by Sarkey’s Florist
Photog bobbi helping the girls get dressed. As many weddings as she has photographed she is the one to turn to if you need help with a bustle, brooch, bra or bow.
Nicole was in the wedding so obviously she didn't get to take any pictures of it. I'm still waiting for my son-in-law to send me the ones he took. Hello.
Kate used blue wine bottles for her centerpieces with the table numbers on the corks. Actually, she didn't use table numbers. She used names of drinks. We sat at the Tequila Sunrise table.
It's not that they drink a lot mind you....

Erik owns a liquor store.Stephanie's mom Shronda set up the candy bar. Kate used melted blue wine bottle platters (that my friend Jeanie makes if you are interested in any) for some of the treats. Shronda also set up the other tables and helped me a lot with the head table.

Kate changed her mind from a Sweetheart table to using a Head Table not long before the wedding. She told Angie to have me decorate it, which I found out about a few days before the wedding. I scrambled to string some crystals together and get some candle holders for the tall wine bottles I had in my garage. I used the mirrors we had for Angie's head table that didn't end up getting used and Kate had a ton of votive and floating candles to add to the ambiance.

It's not easy to find large quantities of anything at the last minute like that so I ended up having to use two different types of glass holders for the candles.

The girl's bouquet's added some gorgeous colors to the table.

This is Nicole's husband Andy and Kristin's husband Dave celebrating with Kate's dad Brian. Brian and Kate are obviously very close and he is so much of fun to be around! So is Eric. Kate's a lucky girl.
We had a ball at this reception and at the end of the night they brought out mini cheeseburgers and fries. They were a big hit with the crowd. I wish we could do this all over again soon! Maybe next year they can renew their vows and pop for another fun party. No?

Home on Halloween Night

It's Halloween night and I got a little carried away when I set out the candy and got in a decorating mood all of a sudden. Angie called and told me to send her pics of the treaters so I started taking pictures with my blackberry and sending her emails. That's why these are such good quality photos. (not)

More treats

Emma, Kamrym, Carrisa & Kelsey
Spiderman Josh
Jojo and Josie
My sweet baby boy Monkey Colin
Baby Seal AidenColts Fan Denise

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Amber's Bridal Shower

This is one of Angie's bridesmaids Amber. She is getting married next week in South Carolina on the beach. Angie is her MOH. Angie threw her a shower a week after her own shower... at my house. She was using the beach theme because of the beach wedding which worked out well since my house is full of shells and such. I still hadn't recovered from Angie's shower yet and neither had my house. We were struggling to get this thing put together. Between Angie's job and my babysitting neither one of us had much time to shop or clean or decorate or make food. Luckily I had stuff on hand from other parties. I wish I had more pictures to share but since I'm not on facebook and don't have a camera right now I don't really have access to the ones I'd like to show you or even know if they are out there. These were taken by Amber's friend Lacey.

Angie put together these little sand pails of goldfish crackers for favors.

This blue sparkly material from Isabel's birthday sure has come in handy.

Pasta Salad Skewers with real shells for handles.

I've been a little obsessed with skewers lately. There was a dessert table also but for some reason I don't have a picture of it.

Drinks on the bar.

It was a really hot day and my glass had shattered out of one of my patio tables a week or so before the shower. That's why there is no umbrella here to shade people. I went out and bought a banquet 60 inch round and set it on top of the frame and threw some tablecloths over it. It was really a good excuse to buy one of these tables because we needed one to figure out how the candy bar was to be set up for Angie's wedding. Anyway, we had to move inside to open presents because of the heat.

Here's Amber showing her emergency kit that Ang made for her. Angie is making a bouquet with the bows for the rehearsal night. Pooch wants to help.
I wish we could go to the wedding but life gets in the way of fun sometimes. At least we can go to the reception that will be held here later in November. Best wishes to Amber and David!!