Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A Dinnah Pahty in the Gahden..
My friend Jen (of the Cottage on the Coast) and I participated in a few festivals together this summer and one of these festivals also held a silent auction. One auction item was a full meal from the caterer who Jen used to work for and, ironically enough, the same woman who catered my wedding. We knew her food was good and the price was starting pretty low so we couldn't help but put the the first bid in. It turns out no one outbid us, so by the end of the day we had ourselves a catered party to plan for!
We decided on a garden dinner party theme and since Jen's hydrangea's would be in bloom, we went with white and "hydrangea blue" as our colors. Decor was eclectic, since we just gathered pretty things that we had or could borrow and all of our flowers were from the garden. Despite having to set everything up on the hottest day of the year(at least it felt like it!), I think it all came together beautifully.
And really, there's nothing like enjoying an outdoor meal (that you didn't have to cook!!) on a warm summer's night, surrounded by lights, candles, flowers, good food and some of your dearest brother's and sisters in Christ. Twas lovely indeed.