Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ana & Shane's Couple's Shower

One of the exciting things going on in our lives, right now, is preparation for Ana & Shane's wedding. Ana is my "aunt" by adoption. She is just a little older than I am, so we've grown up together & are like sisters. She & Shane are scheduled to tie the knot in October, so my Mom, sisters & I put together a couples' shower for them. Here are a few pictures of the party we had last weekend.

The invitations. Very simple design - printed on white cardstock with a strip of scalloped paper sewn onto one side of it. A punched butterfly attached with a paper tagger gave it just the right finishing touch.

The happy couple... feeling a little nervous about a party in their honor.

Table decor. I used my chippy candlesticks with a cream colored plate on top as a makeshift cake stand. I thought it looked cute.

The cupcakes Brenda & I made. So simple, but so cute! I also made the little flags out of patterned paper & toothpicks.

Again, very simple table decor. Vintage blue canning jars with sand & a tea light.

My favorite part of the party decor. Really easy & inexpensive tissue paper pom-poms made using this tutorial from Martha Stewart's website. The white paper lanterns were borrowed from my sister, Lish, uses them as part of the decor in her bedroom whenever she's not loaning them out. :)

The little advice cards I sent out with the invitations. I'm planning on binding them into a little book (the tag on the basket will be the cover) for Ana & Shane to have as a keepsake.

A closer look....

More details....


Andrea said...

So pretty! Love all the little details!

Charity said...

Very sweet!! I love the book idea!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful setting. You all are the party queens:)
Love ya
Aunt Barb

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Everything looks so good, I am sure they had a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Everything was so lovely!
Aunt D.

LW said...

That is so gorgeous, My crafty cousins!

Mornings in Kansas said...

How pretty! You girls are all so creative!

Dell said...

So pretty! You are very talented.

Thanks for making this special for Shane and Ana.

Shane's Mom