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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cottage Garden Party…Wedding Shower

 So this Garden Party is something I’d been planning for since we moved in the house! I finally had a reason to throw a party like this. I’d been gardening & planning my backyard so that someday I could host graduation, showers & hopefully a wedding someday! I am really happy how everything turned out & the garden was in it’s “prime” during June 2009. I added some extra hot pink color that spring knowing the colors of the shower were going to be hot pink & white!
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In the Cottage Kitchen I had the table set up so darling. We had the cake that matched the invites and all the other little goodies! Served were assorted tea sandwiches, fruit, green & pasta salads!

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I’ve been collecting mismatched vintage floral plates for just this sort of occasion!

The gift table was set outside on one of the patio’s…it looked so pretty with all of the pastel colors! I spray painted some twigs hot pink & made a “Wishing Tree” for the bride. It turned out really cute. This “Wishing Tree” was the perfect place for people to write their wishes to the bride…& any one who couldn’t make it sent me their words so that I could put those on the tree as well.

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181_thumb1The tables were set up so fun with local farmers market flowers with my vase collection that sits on my hutch. With dried rose petals spread on the tables, Fun goodies for the guests to take home were poppy seeds to spread in their own gardens in darling little tins I made! These paper wrapped candles matched the invites that went out. & some were wrapped up for guests to take home as well.

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Patio areas were set up to accommodate the overflow of guests…

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Hoping to have many more garden parties in my future!

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3 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a lucky bride. Every *detail* is beautiful, from the wishes tree to the cake!!! Tracie, I can see how your garden is the perfect venue for any and every party!!!

Sunray Gardening said...

First off your gardens are lovely and perfect for the occasion, but I have to say every little detail was perfect and you really went all out. Congratulations!
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous place for a party. Your gardens are beautiful and you did a wonderful job co-ordinating everything. Perfect! ssoo Diana