Sunday, February 24, 2013

Belated Reception

Its been a busy year for our family.  My youngest sister got married last August.  Two of my sisters had babies in the fall.  And my sister (who lives out of state) had a beautiful courthouse wedding in November.  Well, since friends and family were not able to celebrate with them then we had a belated wedding reception for them this past weekend.
Being the frugal family we are we wanted to keep costs down and one way we did that was reusing some of the decor from the August wedding.  We used all the same flower arrangements but instead of being a literary theme we went with a country BBQ theme.  After much "pinning" to the wedding board we decided to change a few things up here and there and add a lot of bunting to create our country barbeque reception.  We were so happy with the results!
We loved being able to use the awesome chalkboard again.  My mom is so awesome! And we found work for my dad also.  He worked hard making several wooden candle holders inspired by these.  We literally strung bunting banners around most of the room, and on a few tables.  We chose somewhat modern patterns to keep things playful and fun.
 We put together a playful popcorn bar for the guests.  When we first pitched the idea to my mom she was not really into it.  But she went along and was really happy with the results, and so were the guests! 
We hand stamped brown paper bags with this Mason Jar stamp we found online.  And we had several seasoning mixes for people to add to their popcorn.  
The yummy buffet featured grape salad, a salad bar, baked beans, corn casserole, fried chicken and bbq pulled pork. So good!  Thanks to all the ladies who helped with the food!
Check out the cute country cake!  My mom made it.  Its chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.  YUM!  One of my sister's favorites!  And the cute bunting banner cake topper was inspired by this cake found online.  Rather than have just cake we enjoyed a plethora of yummy treats on the dessert table.
 Because my sister lives out of state now we aren't all together in one place very often.  So thankful for the time we got to celebrate their marriage!  Love you guys!

Matthew 19:4-6 He answered,  ”Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said,’Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

1 comment:

Julie R said...

Adorable! Simply beautiful! Great job!