Happy Friday everyone! This weekend, Megan and I are traveling with our mom and a good family friend from Texas to go try on wedding dresses in Charleston!!! Obviously Megan will be trying the dresses on. I can not wait. But first I want to show you guys a fun little project. One of my favorite things about starting this little blog of ours is all of the wonderful people we’ve met over the past couple of years. We met Nicola through our friend Lindsey several years ago. She is not only incredibly talented, but also a really cool and down to earth chick. She used to make cupcakes (remember these lobster confections?) and now she has moved on to making the sweetest party decor around. She makes everything custom which I think is so special. We thought it might be fun to do a little swan birthday party tablescape, and by we, I mean she. Because she did all the hard work and I just showed up with my camera. She made those adorable little swan cupcake toppers, party crowns, and milk bottle decorations all by hand. I just can’t get over them. If you are throwing a party and going crazy trying to figure out decor (been there, done that), please contact her. I promise you will thank me.
As per usual, time is speeding by like a freight train. Our friends Lauren, Taylor, Caitlin, Emily, and I threw an engagement party for Meg and Chris on Saturday which was so fun but I kind of can’t believe it happened already. I’m telling you what, having 5 hostesses is the ticket. (Thanks ladies!) All I had to worry about was cleaning the house, decorating, and picking up some cupcakes from Harris Teeter. You wouldn’t it think it but HT can make a pretty great cupcake. Just be sure to pick the whipped frosting for the vanilla. I kept things simple by creating some food, drink, and banner signage that matched the invitations. I had Corey steal a whole bunch of magnolia leaves from a nearby neighborhood (shhh!) that I made a couple of garlands with, and then I basically bought out Trader Joes’ flowers because they had ranunculus and eucalyptus for so cheap.
Oh! And I bought some gold and pink ribbon and hung it up behind the dessert table using some Scotch tape.
The lovely couple. Isn’t Meg starting to look so bridal? She’s got her game face on.
All the fabulous hostesses sans me because I was taking the picture. There is a pretty cute iPhone picture that I could show you as well that has me in it but that’s ok. And because I’m in a hurry trying to pack for a quick work trip I don’t have time to show the pictures I took of guests but thank you for coming everyone!
Happy New Year everyone! We decided to throw a small party at my house this year with some close friends so I thought I would pop in and show you guys a couple of pictures. These are kind of crappy because it was dark when I was able to take them. And obviously, as per usual, there are no pictures of me and Meg. Or me and Corey. Tis a shame because I actually kind of did my hair for once. Maybe Meg will find a picture of her and Chris to share with you guys later. I hope you all have a nice day of leisure! I know I will.