Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sneak Preview - Reception
At some point, I will get back to cooking, but for now, I'm planning a little vintage kitchen reception. Wanna preview? I'll give you a hint...there's moss rose growing in my kitchen.
Our wedding will be an outdoor event at a gorgeous state park, if the skies cooperate. If not it will be in an adorable rustic cabin. So, I thought about going rustic. And, it's toward the end of September. So, I thought about decorating in Autumn. (Except the real yellows and reds and oranges are truly not expected until October.) And, I even pondered a silver filagree theme.
Much of the stuff I was going to buy was inexpensive enough - $1 for a votive candle holder, etc. But, when you multiply each and every $1 item and then factor in that (unless you have a real need for votive holders and plate chargers and mirror centerpiece put-them-on-ers) you are really buying things you will never use again. And, I now understand why centerpieces are given away - who wants 22 of the same thing?
I have it easy. Tiny wedding. 30...including the bridal party. Yep, 30 people. So, only a handful of tables. And, I decided that even though *everyone AND his mother* will tell you not to, I've decided to bring things I really enjoy to use to decorate our reception. So, vintage linens, antique cheese boxes, milk glass...well, you get the idea - things I already have - will be making an appearance. Here's a preview.
And, I'll see you...well, I'd say soon, but let's just be honest. I'll see you when I see you. *wink*