10/15/11

YELLOW AND BLACK: A WEDDING OPEN HOUSE

MEETING THE BRIDE

With the actual wedding taking place in Arizona
it was time for the groom's friends and family
on the west coast to meet the bride and wish the couple well

so we planned a little reception for them in
sunny Southern California

which wasn't very sunny,
the weather teased us with cold and rain until the last minute

but the day before the reception
the sun rose bright, warm and cheery
a good thing
 as the entire event was taking place
outdoors

the bride chose Yellow/White/Black for her colors

We turned an antique frame into a chalkboard
to hold a friendly welcome for the guests
and lead them to the back yard

where we set up long rows of tables and dressed them in black linens
with black chairs


we added tall candlesticks, towering votive candelabras and large beautiful lanterns

 and armfuls of flowers
sunflowers
mums
roses
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and these little globes of sunshine
this large grassy arrangement

became the centerpiece of the banquet tables
(the food was delicious, Victoria, by the way :) )

but my favorite were the lanterns
with a base of sunshine yellow flowers
and very tall tapers


the addition of the tall candelabras

set the tables aglow with light

more candlelight highlighted the dessert table
piled high with freshly baked cupcakes and favorite sweets

but the highlight was the photo wall
how adorable is this?
and what a cute couple!
 so adorable!

best wishes - Tyler and Kim!
it was so fun to decorate your celebration!

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