I love parties.
I love weddings.
I love vintage.
Honestly, I love LOVE.
Especially vintage love.
As fitting for a self proclaimed lover of love, I was super excited to be asked to decorate for a vintage style wedding shower. The bride is a classic beauty who looks as if she was plucked from the movie "The Notebook." Her taste is nothing less than vintage-class.
We are big Brittany and Josh fans here at the Lewis house-- making this event very important to me. My kids go crazy over those two-- and they spoil them in return.
Here are a few snaps of the party...
This chalkboard hangs in my kitchen and usually sports the kids' schedule for the week. After the shower I put it back in its place without changing the message. You'd think that after 5 different people have asked "What's in 62 days?" I'd change the message... Maybe tomorrow.
And dontcha just love that picture in the lower right corner...
I love the photo in this shot, too... So fun... Such love. Young, fresh love!
I didn't make the veggie bouquet, cake pops, or the strawberries, but they turned out lovely so I wanted to share. The strawberries were amazing- and I was happy to see the leaves left on. I adore the pop of natural on the platter.
I did make the cupcakes and they were yummy! The bottom tier is a yellow cake with a cream cheese frosting. It's my own little concoction of the moistest cake you'll ever eat and I rarely share my recipe. I took the best advice from several seasoned cooks and smushed them all together (yielding one amazing cake).
I also whipped up a batch of chocolate mint cakes that were yumm-o. They were okay the day I cooked them, but after sitting for a few days... oh my! You can find the recipe here. I did not fill these cupcakes, and there was no need--- they would have been too good. Like shoot yourself in the head good.
On a side note--- it may be the recipes, but my cupcakes taste their very best when they are 2-3 days old.
I adore the drink table!! It was such fun. Piled in the old suitcase are jelly jars wrapped in a vintage style ribbon. And the lemon-mint water was just beautiful, if I do say so myself... I love a pitcher of beauty.
As a gift, my sister in law and I teamed together and filled a huge galvanized container with cleaning supplies. We threw in a straw broom and a mop and set Ms. Brittany up to clean like a pro. We also threw a few things in there for Josh... a pair of leather work gloves, a hammer and screw driver. That bucket must have weighed 60 pounds!
We told her this was the most spiritual gift of the day. The Bible instructs us in Titus to be "busy about the home" and if Brit uses half of the stuff in that bucket, she'll succeed!
Here she is... Beautiful Brittany...
I do love a good party.
And Brittany, I love you, too.