Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Soiree Day-50th Wedding Anniversary

Today's soiree is a very special one.  One of my best friends gave her fabulous parents a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary party 2 weeks ago and I had the pleasure and honor in helping!  The celebration was held at one of the fairly new hospitals in the area...they have an Education Center that has a terrific space for parties, meetings and such. 
 *Warning: lots of photos ahead!*
There were 3 'vignettes' down the all before the room that we set up.
Small Welcome Table
Yep! That's my chalkboard stand! That sucker is so useful!

Leave a Sentiment Buffet
There was a place to hang a picture of the couple already so I took full advantage of that!.  My friend had purchased the amazing stars from Pier 1 a year ago! The candle holder I just happened to find at Kirkland's on sale for $13!! We used 2!  And I made the sign-in sign with papers my friend got at Hobby Lobby.☺

Memory Lane Counter
I arranged the photos while my friend put all 7 stars together!

Reception Room
The flower arrangements were provided as part of the room rental.  I believe my friend added the candles and just simply scattered sepia tone photos of the couple on each table.  Simple and fun!

Cake Table
(Sorry for the darkness! I'm by no means a professional!)

Bride and Groom figurine is a family heirloom!

Money saving tip: do a small special cake for the couple and then do a simple sheet cake to feed guests.

So glad I got this shot!  These are extremely wonderful people! Very down to earth, hard working, love the Lord good people. What an awesome example of love and devotion!

They were happily surprised and the evening was lovely.  
My friend did a fabulous job planning!
It was so fun to help!

Happy Soiree Day!

I may just link this up! See my Link Parties Page!

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Myric said...

Looks like a wonderful party. Wow! 50 years! I just love the old school type of cake, even the cake topper! That was so cute!


Lindsay said...

Aw, what a very sweet party! 50 years is something to definitely be celebrated! Looks wonderful!

Betsy Pool said...

Nice display - love the stars from Pier 1 - gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Romanceonadime.com !

Mary Neumann said...

What a beautiful party! So many wonderful touches...the photography is great! I love all the photos on the tables...a walk down memory lane.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the feature from Show and Share. Looking forward to following you this year - I'm a new Blogger, 1 month now! Woo hoo!
Cheers! Mary

Chef in Training said...

what a pretty party! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next Tuesday!
Chef in Training

Hani said...

Happy 50th anniversary.. I love the party ideas, especially the candles and photos displayed on the table..
Thanks for linking Gwen

Six Sisters said...

Everything looks wonderful! What a beautiful way to celebrate!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters