Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Time to Tackle: County Fair Themed Wedding Open House

"Three things, Mom:  hamburgers, popcorn, and cotton candy."  And with that request, planning began for an open house to celebrate the wedding of my oldest son and his new wife.  The event occurred this past weekend, and I think that everyone enjoyed themselves. 

Distance or other obstacles prevented some from attending.  We wish everyone could have been there, but hopefully you will feel included as we relive the event through photos.

You'll know you have the right address when you spot the balloons out front.

 
Yes, this is the place.

 
 
 
I loved finding these items, and thought they worked well together.
 

Don't forget to sign in!

 
 
Instead of a guest book, everyone filled out a card.  The choices were: 
 
What is your advice for us?
Where should we go for our 10th anniversary?
No matter what, we should always. . .
Your wish for our future together is:
What is a good idea for date night?
The best thing about marriage is. . .
What's your best movie recommendation?
A great marriage is based on. . .
 
 

 
 
Once you fill out the card, it's time to enter. . .
 
 
 
go through the line. . .
 
(Clearly, we are between guests during this photo.) 
 
and out to the back yard.
 
 
 
 
This was John's clever idea!
 
Grab a hamburger,
 
 
popcorn, and cotton candy,
 
 
 
and enjoy!
 
 


If you want healthier fare, sample some home-grown yellow pear tomatoes and grapes, along with (store-bought) celery, carrots, and watermelon.




Take a peak at the cake,
 
 
 

 
then eat a cupcake or two.
 


 
 
Stay until it gets dark so you can enjoy the lights.
 
 
John did a fantastic job designing and installing the magical lighting!
(If you'd like to hear the background music, check out the clips at: this amazon.com link. )
 
 Before you leave, be sure to pick up a (mint) favor.
 
 
 
 
We are so glad you came--whether in person or virtually!
 
 

Thanks for a reason to get together and celebrate! 


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7 comments:

  1. Oh my Kristi, it looks really great! Both fun and romantic!! What a great idea to let guests leave a comment/advice for the newly weds. Hope they take the advice of long-time-weds.... Some of mine maybe???

    What is your advice for us? Treat eachother with respect and the way you want to be treaten yourself.
    Where should we go for our 10th anniversary? Doesn't matter, as long as you go together.
    No matter what, we should always laugh!!!
    Your wish for our future together is: to be best friends forever.
    What is a good idea for date night? Picknick with a view and good conversation.
    The best thing about marriage is that you're never alone.
    A great marriage is based on friendship.

    What did they say about your quilt??
    I think you did a great job hosting their party. Respect for a great mom!!!
    Wish them all our best and lots of happy years!!

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    1. Thanks for the advice; I'll make sure they see it!

      They loved the quilt. Thanks again for the quilting tips--they specifically mentioned liking the batik fabric I used for the back.

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    2. Oh the quilt is Beautiful. Seriously we love it. It adds something really beautiful to our otherwise not-inspiring student apartment. Thanks Kristi, it'll be a favorite for many many years I'm sure. And thanks for virtually filling out the advice cards!

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  2. The reception/open house looks like great fun. Having the guest complete the questions is very clever and a meaningful gift to the newly weds.

    I love the idea of popcorn - I'd be the first in line at the popper. I can't even remember the last time I had cotton candy - must remedy that. Oh my, the cake and cupcakes look delicious!

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  3. Wow, what a fantastic party you threw! Everything is just amazing. What a lucky couple to have a Mom and Mom-in-law like you!!! I just love everything about it all. So perfect. You did a wonderful job Kristi. Just absolutely beautiful.

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  4. You did a great job! It looks just lovely!

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  5. Oh I just love this! Looks like so much fun and everything is decorated so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!
    Cathy

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!