Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Joey and Aly Get Hitched Part 5


The darling wedding cake was made by friend Becky
Geracci , and was displayed on a silver tray. The table
runner was designed by the bride and made of
burlap embellished with grosgrain ribbon.



Well, only one thing is missing from all these pics and that
is a picture of the bride and groom which I never managed. There
was nothing lovelier than Aly and Joey themselves. Two
charming and beautiful people. I was blessed and
honored to be part of their special day.




A scripture read during the ceremony:
HOW BLESSED IS EVERYONE
WHO FEARS THE LORD,
WHO WALKS IN HIS WAYS,
WHEN YOU SHALL EAT OF THE
FRUIT OF YOUR HANDS,
YOU WILL BE HAPPY AND IT
WILL BE WELL WITH YOU.
Psalm 128:1-2
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Joey and Aly Get Hitched Part 4


Although the afternoon was quite toasty, the evening was
lovely and guests enjoyed dining under festive lights.


The barn was beautiful lit up at night.


Laurie looked absolutely gorgeous- she is visiting with Rob and Abby
Myers (Abby is hiding behind the flowers)
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joey and Aly Get Hitched- Part 3

The bride had a vision
of an eclectic blend of
centerpiece styles in
the black, white and
greens. Lots of moss,
apples, milk glass and
chalkboards.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Joey and Aly Get Hitched Part 2




After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the back patio followed by a dinner on the front lawn. As both Aly and Joey are teachers, the theme was apples and chalkboards. The bridesmaids wore darling apple green dresses and carried the most gorgeous bouquets made by Laurie's good friend, Bobbie. Bobbie and I had our own little flower shop in Laurie's garage for about three days. It was a bit messy but smelled divine!
Green apples were hollowed out to hold votive candles and Grandma Connie baked and decorated 200 apple shaped sugar cookies that were given out as favors.

Joey and Aly Get Hitched




This past weekend was the long anticipated wedding of Aly Baker and Joey Williams. The bride is the daughter of my friend Laurie and I was excited to be part of a team of her friends and family that worked on flowers and decor for the ceremony and reception. The venue was Spanish Hills Ranch in Santa Margarita. Oak covered hills made for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception. My husband built a 7 foot cross that Laurie (MOB) covered with moss. Craig installed this under the oak trees as a focal point for the ceremony A rustic 'Gettin' Hitched' sign pointed the way to the ceremony site.(and of course Hitching Post wine was served later at the reception). Serving Christ is important to both Aly and Joey and they wanted their wedding to reflect that. They took their first communion as husband and wife at the cross as part of the wedding ceremony. Pastor Darin McWatters performed a fresh, inspiring wedding ceremony sprinkled with humor.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mossy Monograms


One of my next projects is helping my good friend Laurie with decorations
for her daufhter's wedding at the end of June. One of the decorations will be the bride and
groom's initials hanging from two huge doors. Since they are covered in
dry sheet moss, they can be made ahead of time (Yeah!!) Step one involved enlarging
the initials(the copiers at Office Max could only take me so far) These puppies
are 18 inches high, which seems gigantic right now.


Next, I cut the letters out of green 1/2 inch thick styrofoam. Then,
I plugged in the old glue gun and started gluing moss to the styrofoam.
I started with the backside first and then moved to the front and sides.
Twelve glue sticks later I was done!


Buying sheet moss in the packages at the craft store is
really expensive. The better way to go is to buy a
whole box from a wholesale floral supply place. (My
thanks to Bobbi for getting this for me) Lots of moss left,
and many more mossy projects to go!
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