I’m still playing catch-up from our busy summer, and I haven’t even gotten around to the most exciting event that happened this summer! My brother-in-law asked his beautiful girlfriend to be his wife and she…much to everyone’s delight…said yes!!
And this is the happy couple. I wish I had some of their engagement pictures to show you because they turned out beautiful! But this picture of them in their work clothes will have to do for now
It’s been a fun summer of wedding planning. Both my girls are going to be flower girls (Miss E is over-the-moon happy about it!), so I’ve been busy making little lacy dresses.
All the way back at the beginning of August, Jessica and I, threw the bride-to-be a bridal shower. It was in the evening in Jessica’s backyard. When we started planning the party we knew we didn’t want any over-the-top theme showers. After several evenings of Pinterest searching we came up with an idea for a Farmhouse kitchen style bridal shower. Lots of cream colored pitchers, wooden accents, herbs, twine, butcher paper… subtle, simple, but elegant was our aim.
This is the little banner I made to hang on the table, it’s their wedding date. I made it out of pre-cut flags, chalk pens, standard cardboard stencils, and twine.
All the flower arrangements were herbs that I had gathered from my garden and from friends’ gardens. I added a few cosmos for a bit of contrast, but mostly I stuck with herbs.
Jessica has a collection of amazing rustic wooden scoops and trays, so we used those as decorations.
Jessica also found these great bamboo spoons and forks, which we used to make a garland for the bridal table. Such and easy garland to make! The tables were simply covered with white table clothes and butcher-paper table runners.
We served drinks from this table. I didn’t get a picture of it but there were two large glass jugs on the table. We served unsweetened iced-tea and ice water. The two little glass pitchers were filled with lemon and mint flavored simple syrup for those who wanted their tea sweetened.
We placed pots of herbs around the serving tables
For the meal we served a mixed salad with a sweet basil dressing and grilled chicken on top. There were rolls and several kinds of cookies for dessert. It was a warm evening so we wanted to keep the food light and refreshing.
Here are all the flowers girls (minus one who lives in Colorado)
The littlest flower girl who was delighted to be one of the “big girls”!
The wedding is in less that two weeks and preparations have kicked into high gear! It’s going to be a gorgeous wedding! And at the end of it they will be husband and wife, and we will have the pleasure of watching, loving, and supporting them as the begin this wonderful, wild new adventure.