Well here it is.
I actually have to apologize...none of my photos really turned out and I was busy doing stuff until they turned the lights down so I could only get those orangey glowy type photos that never do the real life thing any justice. So I de-colored this a bit so you could see it without thinking the table itself was aflame.
Yet you will have to contend with a blurry photo.
And forgive me for those water bottles in the pic...hope it does not ruin the aesthetic.
I truly wish these photos did justice to how pretty it turned out. It was so elegant.
Actually, those pink roses cracked me up. I envisioned a symmetrical arrangement looking both understated and gorgeous. Yet here was me...without my heels on yet...cutting the flowers at mach 2 speed and shoving them into this glass bowl thinking it needs one more...it needs one more. So surprised one did not spontaneously shoot upward. Someone could have lost an eye.
To create a bigger centerpiece, I put this birdcage next to the branch and nest. ( I took this shot during the morning set up). At the beginning of the night, I actually tried elevating the whole thing on an upside down tray with the fabric I used for both chargers and napkin wraps but I encountered an unexpected development when I snapped off some little branches off the big branch centerpiece!!!!!! As I began hyperventilating, someone literally came out with a hot glue gun and some glue sticks for me. A total God moment along with a joint effort to not have a table hostess laid out in cardiac arrest due to craft failure.
It must have been awesome seeing me kneeling in my black dress at the nearest outlet with a glue gun and my precious family nest and branch. But all was well and the idea of an elevated centerpiece was abandoned.
All around the table we had photos of our family and our parents. Little conversation pieces to talk about our special family.
And as part of the centerpiece I included the family picture that I have here on this blog.
But seriously these two need to grab a few celery sticks instead of the cheese doodles. I am detecting more chins then we thought we left with from home.
Shelya is an amazing photographer and Lauren is HILARIOUS and kept cracking me up all night. And she has a love of birds like I do...one we both can not explain but must feed on a regular basis in our decor. Much to the apparent chagrin of our hubsters. And darn it all...I never got photos of them. But seriously...love em! And they all have hearts for adoption! Seriously...meant to be! I will stop gushing over their coolness.
And the place setting which looks exactly like all the other photos this week. Not that exciting.
Oh, and in case you were curious both the fabric houses art and the runner and napkin rings set did really well! So happy people liked what I made.
It was loads of fun and we actually bid on these freshwater pearl earrings and we got them!
I absolutely love pearls and they are actually my birthstone. So excited!
Now this officially concludes all my tablescape posts.