Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spend the afternoon - NO REALLY!

Annie Dillard said,
"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you. "
And that's just what we did at our friends open house/wedding reception last weekend. I'd love to share a few photos with you at White Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday.

The cake on the greet table was the cake Mike had made to propose to his lady. Isn't he romantic, girls?
Many of their friends came to wish them well.
Oh, I just had to throw in this photo of the man of the hour and my hubby. Hubby doesn't dress up too often so I wanted proof that he actually does sometimes. Now tell me, don't they look like models in a Sears catalog?! HA!

And here's the lady of the hour doing last minute preparations. By the way, she made all the tasty buffet items herself and everything was simply wonderful.

Wasn't this setting in their backyard breathtaking ?

Everyone had a great time...


and young at heart!
Come by tomorrow and I'll show you the gorgeous buffet and beautiful tablescapes.
BTW, you can see what I gave them here and get some gift-wrapping ideas for yourself. You know, Christmas is just around the corner. EEEK!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a gorgeous setting! It looks like it really was a wonderful time for everyone! And, I love that sentiment. We DO need to "spend" wisely, we may have other days, but each one is so important. Your photos were wonderful!

She Was Old Fashioned said...

Red and orange mums look great together. I love them. Your photos turned out lovely. Have a great evening.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oooh what a sweet time you all seem to have had.

I have to admit, though, when you referred to the photo of your hubby -- I was not sure which one he was.

Was he the VERYYYY Tall man? or the VERRRRY short man :) I am teasing you ...it was a perspective that through me off.

But great shots for sure :)

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

LV said...

A very nice tribute to your friend. She really knows how to throw a party. Loved all the photos. Thanks for taking time to visit my place.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures, Marsha!! Everyone looked so happy and the grounds are gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous party with your friends. And...hubby did look handsome!


Maya said...

Great setting indeed! That's what wonderful backyards are here for, right!

Candy said...

Romantic? I should say so. And yes, those are some dashing gentlemen. You captured some great moments at the lovely setting, I can't wait to see the table settings tomorrow. That last photo of the flowers and pumpkin is absolutely fab!
I enjoyed scrolling ALL THE WAY down the page through clever gift wrappings, fall celebrations at the pumpkin patch...love that yellow truck. The prize winning white pumpkin...another fabulous photo and cutie pie grandchild.

Blue Creek Home said...

This was a lovely party. The grounds are so pretty.

Loved your gift.

Kammy said...

What a very pretty setting ! The yard is gorgeous !

Charlene said...

What a wonderful post! I LOVE weddings & since this was just the reception... even the better for visiting. Kind of cool that you got to go with them when they got married. And I did like the black white & silver gift you did for them.

Those photos & sayings on your sidebar about family is precious!!!! Love them! I am going to look at some of your other posts. Your blog is really wonderful.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congrats to the newly weds. Everything looks so pretty - great pictures! They have a beautiful yard.

Regina said...

Hello Marsha. Great post! Really gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Joyce said...

Wonderful and I can't wait until tomorrow to see the rest of the photo story.

Beverly said...

How beautiful everything looked! WOW, what great centerpieces!

food with style said...

what an adorable post!

Deanna said...

HI Marsha,
This is so lovely and I appreciate being able to see these afternoon reception pics.
What a nice time you must have had.
Autumn Blessings,

Mary said...

What a lovely post! Thank you so much for sharing these terrific photos with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

SharDon Exclusives said...

What a fun celebration! It looks like everyone was so happy. My hubby doesn't like pics or dressing up either. I saw him in a tux one day and that was for our wedding day....

Queen B. said...

fun, fun, fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
beautiful pics ! ! !

Faded Charm said...

Anyone can join in on my "White Wednesday" theme. I didn't use the Mr. Linky only because when I first started I didn't know how. I have a list of participants on my sidebar and if you'd like to be added just let me know. Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.


Ms. Bake-it said...

It was indeed very romantic of him! What a gorgeous setting! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! so many fantastic smiles!

Thank you for sharing the day with us!

~ Tracy

Double M said...

Marsha, you are way too talented. Your post was the icing on the cake for our Open House. You are "Da Bomb"!!!

Double M