Sunday, July 10, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW

I know, I know...I've been slack this past week with my posting.
As I mentioned in my last post, my cousins were here for the July 4th weekend...and beyond. They were here for 5 days chock full of fun, eating and drinking...man it's hard to catch up after all that fun.

Here's a little week in review so you can catch up on what I've been doing while on "hiatus" from the blog:

4th of July weekend and visit from my New Jersey cousins:



We ate a lot of fried pickles...Introducing my cousins to the fine delicacies of North Carolina...


We attended a fabulous BBQ...

I made Red Velvet American flag cupcakes:



My niece Brookie was the picture of patriotism on her little red tricycle :) Check out her star spangled tutu!




Fully inspired by Celebrations at Home's 4th of July's tablescape, I made a backdrop of pinwheels from Party City and the Dollar Store. 


This backdrop idea would be great for any color scheme or event. Ruffled Blog has a great tutorial. Here's a great example of the paper pinwheels used at a wedding:




In other news that happened in my world this week, I booked another wedding for next year! My new bride wants a Southern style vintage wedding. One interesting twist? We will be using vintage coke bottles that hold a significant meaning in the bride's family. I've started my research and have found some beautiful images!






I am looking forward to planning the several weddings I have next year...it's so exciting to see my dream become a reality! 

Coming up on the blog this week....A ridiculously decadent recipe for Oreo Balls...YUMMMM!

Have a great week!

6 comments:

  1. The pinwheel backdrop looks great! Congrats on the new booking! I just don't think I could handle brides...you're so brave to do so!

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  2. So excited for you about the weddings!!
    Your niece, and your backdrop, are adorable.

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  3. Brookie is such a doll!! And congrats on booking another wedding! Your prelim ideas sound SO charming and classic! Can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

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  4. oooo fried pickles, gotta try those! brooke is so cute!

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  5. I love fried pickles! LOVE...but, am now in the northwest where they just don' t know how to make them right!

    Congrats on the weddings! That is so awesome!

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  6. I love frickles! They are my biggest weakness. Your 4th of July cupcakes look fantastic. Congrats on the wedding, that's so exciting!

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