(It's like when you have a baby....and after the first days of euphoria wear off, you find yourself in Walmart buying diapers.....and the thought hits you like a thump on the head. I AM A MOTHER! I have a child! Gosh, I hope I don't forget the baby.)
Jordan was a beautiful, calm bride and Chris was charming and so handsome in his tux. When I asked her what was her favorite part (a game we play often), her reply was "everything." My thoughts exactly.
Get ready......here comes the bride......
Jordan and Will......not the groom, the brother. I would put one here with the groom but I don't have one before the reception. Jordan's dress was a very light ivory with a cummerbund and a large flower that I had made out of silk, satin and vintage lace on the back.
There's the groom....the first dance.
Cameron and I covered paper macheed letters with scrapbook paper in the colors of the wedding. They were placed in a large basket of a variety of balls.......from small to big and covered in ribbon, sequins, pearls and paint. We had a 15 foot table to decorate and this took up the middle space.
The guests lit sparklers and made a tunnel of light for the bride and groom to run through on their way out....outside of course. Jordan and Chris made cd's as wedding favors. This is the table where those things were displayed.
I may be falling in love with Spanish Mission style. It certainly works in Phoenix. And this place has done it well.
I am missing this today.
(Not your mama's disco ball.....it was high-tech lighting.)
this was taken before the guests came in.
Each table had their own server....and the bride and groom had their very own "shadow"... a very calming force to have around.
Table assignments. I searched long hours for ideas about how to display this. I found this idea on one of about a million places I looked...so I'm sorry I can't give credit where credit is due...don't remember. Easy idea....worked great. Strips of wood, painted, sanded roughly, drill tiny holes and curl up some wire leaving a tail to stick in the drilled hole.
The curled wire acts like a paper clip.
If a paper clip could act.
The bride and her maid of honor. Probably saying, "Can you believe Mama's out there on the dance floor actin' like a fool wit' her pants on the ground..."
Spoiler Alert: If you are an old boyfriend from my early 20's, you may want to look away now. It will make you feel old.
Not the traditional "Mother of the Bride" look......but it was very elegant and also comfortable and so me.
Thanks for bearing with the bragging mama.