So, that party that I had been working on... happened. YAY! Paul, Joe, and I had been planning since Feb. and getting things in place for it all to go smoothly, and it did! We also had the help of lots of friend who brought food, drink, helped set up flowers. It could not have been done alone. The back story to this party is that our friend Tamara ( owner of Zinnia) had been saying she was going to have a 50th birthday party- which she never did. So when her birthday rolled around again, we jumped on the chance to make it a really special day. It was a complete surprise to her, which made it even more fun for all of us! My brother Turin was so helpful as he spent a day hanging lights through the trees. We set up the cutest bar area, with big buckets and huge container of lavender lemonade. The lemonade container is a bee skep. How cute! The day before the party, we got flowers and Joe and Kari made table arrangements in little vases and jars, and Paul and I hung paper medallions through the trees and placed jars with candles all around the perimeter of the space.
Roses, mint, queen anne's lace,daisy's and bachelors buttons. It couldn't have worked out better!
and in the dining room from the chandelier...
here is one very blurry pic. of the tables dressed..
It was such a fun evening, so many wonderful people- good food and music-my only regret is that I didn't get very many pictures. You must go see more at Paul's blog. He really captured the magic of the evening.