Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vanessa's Bday

We celebrated my niece's 3rd birthday last Saturday with a costume themed party! The kids LOVED it! It was all girly with lots of PINK and black & white polka dots everywhere!

It was soo cute and surprisingly not a single kid came in the same costume! We saw all sorts of magical fairies, enchanting princesses, and graceful ballerinas! Even a scary dragon, a buzzing bumblebee, and a funny clown showed up! It was too hilarious ... my nephew was Spiderman and all of the little kids were scared of him ... he totally enjoyed the attention and went out of his way to make sure that every little kid cried at least once! lol

My sis-in-law made a gorgeous cake with ballerina slippers on top ... she is soo creative and her cakes always turn out amazingly delicious!

Here's my hubby and I {and NO I'm not wearing a costume ... although I really wish I did .. it would have been totally fun to dress up}

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Black & White

Not everything is black & white in life and the chic bridal shower that we threw my cousin is definitely no exception. We started off with 2 classic colors {black & white} and decided to add a little sunshine with a bright yellow.

This is my 1st official attempt at a table centerpiece {great practice since I'm designing all of the flowers for Julie's wedding} I started off with a tall clear vase and filled it to the top with lemons. For the top I used white stock, black calla lilies, and yellow roses. We ordered these adorable white lanterns on ebay and finished off the theme with matching dinner plates.

Julie's Bridal Shower Collage

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Something Blue

One of my childhood friends got married last month and I had the pleasure of decorating his wedding. I've never done centerpieces for a wedding before so naturally I was little unsure if I could even pull it off ... But overall I think they turned out pretty good & I can't wait for my next project {which is actually coming up in a couple of weeks so stay tuned}

Their wedding colors were blue and ivory so I decided to go with all creams and whites for the flowers.

Wedding Flowers 5
The {Bride & Grooom} Headtable

I used long-stemmed glass candle holders and filled them with water {I added light blue food coloring to try to incorporate both of the wedding colors} I used simple floating candles in a couple of the glasses and filled the rest with various flowers and greenery.

Wedding Flowers 3

For this glass I only used Lillies and hanging green Amaranthus. I stringed diamonds amongst the greenery to reflect off the LED lights insides of the glasses.

Wedding Flowers 2

For the tallest glasses I used white roses, white Albatross Mums, white double stocks, & the hanging green Amaranthus.

Wedding Flowers 1

I also incorporated gold spray-painted limes to build a pyramid-shaped centerpiece with flowers!

Wedding Flowers 4

The blue origami flower napkins were somewhat of a last minute idea. The napkins that the bride ordered ended up being the wrong shade of blue so we had to get creative with paper napkins. I found a DIY on youtube for folding napkins and the rest was history. The bright blue definitely gave the table settings an extra pop of color.

flower napkin

When all was said and done, I finally had some time to relax and have a lil fun! The wedding went great ... really entertaining & definitely lots of great memories!

Larry & ALena
Hubby is matching the wedding .. me not so much {except for my bright blue shoes} I decided to go for a ballerina inspired mini instead!

baby girl
{Don't even ask lol}