The third wedding shower post this week is all about the banner.
When we (the Bride and one of her bridesmaids) visited the venue in March, I noticed there was a great place to hang a banner along the beam that separates the raised platform from the rest of the pavilion. The head table will be up on the platform with the Bride and Groom at centre stage so I thought it be fun to hang a lovely message over their heads: CAYLUM LOVES AIMEE. And, to make things easy for the guests, it will be the official hashtag of the event. #caylumlovesaimee
<My mom says what? A hashtag for an event is a basically a method of linking common communication through social media. If you want to post a remark or photo of the big day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. use the selected hashtag so you can share your stuff with fellow wedding guests and their network.>
Anyway… back to the banner.
Aimee and Caylum’s wedding is at a vineyard so imagine gold, cream, champagne, corks, burlap, barrels and wine. With this in mind, I decided to go with a burlap backing and printed letters on top. Here are the steps:
It is Aimee and Caylum’s wedding in three weeks and to celebrate the bride, we hosted a shower this weekend at my place and I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the day.
Here is the invitation I made which was sent out by email. We started the day off at the spa getting mani and pedis.Then we went back to the house. The evening was spent with a great group of Aimee’s friends, family and family-to-be.
The baby’s breath will be at the wedding so we filled the house with arrangements.And added some corks because the wedding will be at a vineyard.I made a banner for the shower and wedding venue – plus, it’s a reminder of the hashtag for the event. #caylumlovesaimeeErin made the Barefoot Contessa’s Rossinis as the custom cocktail.And she made three amazing quiche (mushroom and fontana cheese, spinach red pepper and feta, and arugula and bacon)The menu also included
Hot goat cheese dip and baguettes
Roasted red pepper dip with pita
Green salad with lemon dressing
Brownies (Aimee’s mom’s recipe)
Feta, mint, water melon and tomato, basil,bocconcini skewers*
Woohoo! The Olympics here and I have pulled out the gear. Game on.
I love the Olympics, and I will watch our athletes and cheer. After all, they’ve trained hard and deserve our support.
When February arrived, I was planning to do a valentines day window display… because that’s what I do… but then it dawned on me, Valentine’s is only one day but the Olympics are 17.
And… how cool is it that David’s friend had an Olympic themed birthday party! I did up a card for Liam and the boys painted these medals at the party. Great idea Sabrina!
So, If you are like me and love a good sport montage, the fist one is from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver… I believe you will enjoy! Plus, to get you motivated, even if it is cheering from the couch, here’s a little pep talk from the coach.