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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Happy Announcement

I've been neglecting my blog a bit lately because I've been swamped with projects! Most importantly because my daughter, Megan, got engaged just after the holidays. If you read my blog back a year ago she was on her way to a new job in Atlanta. Well, wouldn't you know, less than a week there and she met the man of her dreams and they are getting married in June! 

They chose an unusual engagement ring, a blue diamond. Gorgeous!

 Weddings are fun and exciting, but can of course be very expensive! I've got several family members in the wedding/catering business and I've helped with several weddings myself, so this will be a bit of  DIY affair with lots of help from family and friends. I thought I'd share our ideas along the way.

 One of the first projects I started on was the centerpieces. I found 10 of these lovely pots a couple of years ago at a garage sale for $2 apiece. They still had the $20 price tag on the bottom. I knew they would come in handy someday! Meg has chosen sage green, cream and chocolate brown as her color palette and she loves hydrangeas. We've decided to use bird's nests as a theme so there is a little nest tucked into each arrangement. Can you see it? 

 I chose to go with silk flowers instead of fresh for the centerpieces. That way I can do them way ahead of time and it is much cheaper. We'll use fresh flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.

 Into each centerpiece I've inserted a card with the table number on it. A seating chart will be placed at the entrance to the reception center. I've used vintage silver forks to hold the cards and merely inserted it into the floral foam. These cost about a quarter each. 
 I downloaded the bird's nest graphic from the internet and will use the same motif on the invitations.

More ideas to follow!
I'll be joining
Show and Tell Friday
Home Sweet Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Potpourri Friday
Open House Party
Time Travel Thursday
Wow Us Wednesday 
Tabletop Tuesday


  1. Very pretty centrepieces! What fun you will have pulling this all together with your daughter. ~ Maureen

  2. I've been to the Antiques' Mall where you have a booth. I didn't know you were located there. I'll be going back again, probably after some of the Winter visitors leave.

    I really like your plans for the wedding, & those containers for the centerpieces are so great! I'm a new follower!

  3. Congrats to your daughter. Love the containers and the arrangements. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. When my two daughters got married we had so much fun trying to come up with ideas on DYI wedding projects! Makes me sad I don't have anymore daughters to marry off...ah well...God willing my granddaughters...LOL Have fun it is a very special time to share with your daughter!

  5. The centerpieces are so sweet...I love them! And what a great idea to start them early with silk flowers so you aren't inundated with jobs to do at the time. Everyone understands life gets in the way of blogging and it should be like that don't you think?! Congrats! xo wendy

  6. Well congratulations to your daughter! How exciting! Those little vases are darling and they did turn out to be handy didn't they? *winks* I know her wedding will be beautiful!

    Oh Karee how did you part with your boucher tables? No I will not be parting with mine. I found one I loved too on my last trip to France but the shipping would've made it far more expensive than what I eventually paid, so I'm glad I waited *winks* Vanna

  7. Lovely centerpieces and very lovely ring. What a wonderful idea to use silk flowers. The theme is so sweet. I did the candy bar for my son's wedding last year. I worked so hard on it and has so many dress rehearsals. On the big day, both adults and children were right there, before the wedding trying to help AND nibbling. It was a terrible. I had to leave to get dressed before I finished and never got a good picture of it. ANYTHING that can be done prior to the wedding day is a HUGE help.

  8. That ring is gorgeous! Congrats to your daughter

  9. Congrats to all! I'm your newest follower, I'd love if you followed in return and linked up to my little party:

    Hope to see you there!

  10. What a gorgeous ring! Planning a wedding should be a lot of fun! Nice centerpieces! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  11. Lovely ring and lovely centerpiece! Her color scheme is really cool, too:)

  12. These centerpieces will be lovely additions for the wedding reception, Karee. Planning for the future paid off. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  13. Congratulations on your daughter's engagement! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!