Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Blogging Buffet: W is for Wedding

The theme of my A to Z Challenge posts this year is "Blogging Buffet." In celebration of recently posting my 1000th blog post, I am revisiting posts from the past.  This post originally published on 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!
 
 


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Thanks for a reason to get together and celebrate!

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4 comments:

  1. What a perfectly wonderful reception! I love the simplicity and hominess of it.

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  2. A lot of clever and creative ideas - I bet they had fun planning and preparing for this wedding.

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  3. What a beautiful wedding!

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