I love this arrangement of gladiolas so much! I'm not much of a flower arranger but when I saw this bouquet that Angela had made, I realized that I could do this one (and you will see one that I made in a future post!!)
I love the little bride on her table - you can see her from the back in the center of the table. Angela has a true gift when it comes to flower arrangements. Angela also has a gorgeous home. She hosted the tea for our daughter-in-law, Lauren a couple of years ago.
This is a picture of most of the hostesses. I know at least one hostess was out of town on this day. The bride is in the middle and her sweet mother-in-law to be is on the right in the gorgeous fuchsia/purple dress. I'm hiding in the back - second from the left. I did have on a new turquoise dress that was really quite lovely . . .and my cohort in punch bowl crime is on the far right.
The sweet bride was opening her gift from the hostesses (in the picture below).
Since the bride and groom are both in medical school and live out of town, they were in town only for the weekend. Some other friends hosted a couple's party on Saturday night and we were able to attend that party the night before. It was an "around the house" shower and the hostesses had planned a mexican fiesta. The food was really good and the margaritas were delicious and the couple received lots of nice presents at both events.
Sunday afternoon wedding teas are a wonderful southern tradition. I love this tradition! I think I have "trained" my daughter well to continue this tradition. She can make a pretty platter or a flower arrangement when needed!! Mark's momma (grandmother to our daughter) taught me and I think we've passed that on to Laura. The good thing is that here in Alabama we "do" teas often so even if you don't have a clue about how to host one, you can watch and learn from the best (like my mother-in-law and Angela!!)