Back earlier this month, Mark and I helped host a dessert party for Lauren and Billy. Lauren is the daughter of our choir director and his wife (they just happen to be our friends!!!). Lauren and Billy wanted a couple's party and we tried something new. I will admit that there were pros and cons (from a hosting stand point) but I think that the bride and groom enjoyed the party and they received some lovely gifts.
I volunteered to make the big flower arrangement because I had seen the one at Whitney's tea and knew that I could do that arrangement. Mark's mother allowed me to borrow her big round bowl. I was so worried that we would somehow break it. Mark's daddy gave it to his momma for Valentine's day - one of the last ones that he was alive!!! I thought I could just run up to Costco or to Whole Foods and get the white glads BUT NO! NO ONE had them. I remembered that our church has an account with two different wholesale florists so I called the church office to make sure that I could use the account and then I called both places. The first wholesale florist said, "nope." Crud!!!! So I called the other florist and YES!! She had them. Each bunch had 10 stems so I asked her to hold two bunches for me.
I had on nasty shorts and a t-shirt and the florist said they were closing at 3:00 so I just ran out and jumped in the car. OF COURSE, I ran into someone who was in my graduating class from high school. She had on a cute red dress and make up and jewelry. I HAD ON A NASTY T-SHIRT AND SHORTS. It never fails. If I go out looking like crud . . .I will see people. I need to remember that. Odds are . . .I won't remember. So here is my arrangement. I think it looks pretty good!! Phella made the smaller arrangement that you can see behind (roses) and they went in the dining room.
The bride and groom enjoyed seeing their friends.
Mark enjoyed seeing his cousin.
The bride opened their gifts. The received several sets of wine glasses and towels and other nice things including a Ninja blender.
oh - we had luminaries lining the long back drive all the way up to the house.
Here is another shot of the table.
Here is a shot of the hostesses minus one. The bride and groom are in the middle.