Fabulous Friday: Snow White

Happy Friday everyone! This past weekend we celebrated at our house and we celebrated big! As we were getting everything together for The Boss and Little Brother’s birthday parties I realized that I never shared last years parties with you! GASP!!!! I can’t believe I forgot about it, so let’s step back in time a bit and pretend this is the end of 2013. :)

As you all know both of my babies were born in the fall, one in October and the other a few weeks later in November.  Since their birthdays are so close together and both fall within a few days of major holidays it makes most since to combine the two.  Not only is it easier on the guest to not have to hit two parties back to back during the holiday rush but it makes it easier on this momma with all of the party prep.

The Boss picked Snow White as her theme and since Little Brother was turning one I got to pick his! :)  I went with a classic Circus theme to coordinate with the fun colors of Snow White.  I have to say, this has been my favorite party so far.  Something about the primary colors and fun food really make me smile.  Today, I am just going to show you the Snow White party.  They were each equally grand so they each deserve their own post after all.

It was really fun trying to come up with ways to combine the two.  The primary colors used in both themes made it a bit easier but trying to incorporate both ideas into centerpieces really was a challenge.  We went with lots of apples overflowing in various containers.  Costume pennants were added to the arrangements and then we added accessories to represent each of the two.  For Snow White we had  spell books and different ingredients to make potions.  We made custom party hats  and added those along with photos of The Boss to the tables to add that personal touch.

Sophi's 4th and Reid's 1st birthday parties by KN photography

Since we combine two birthday parties into one I want each of the kids to feel like it is THEIR party and unique to them while also learning to share the spotlight with their sibling.  (It’s a never ending battle by the way.)  To achieve this I do each of them a complete display. It is their table and theirs alone and I fill it with their favorite treats and items lending to the theme they pick out.  Here is The Boss’s Snow White table.

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We had her favorite candies and treats,  each labeled with custom tags and sayings that complimented her theme.  Custom treat bags were a must for her guest to take a little something sweet home with them.

Sophi's 4th and Reid's 1st birthday parties by KN photography2No Snow White party is complete without a poison apple or twelve.  Whosie Cakes made the scrumptious cupcakes and our favorite cake ladies, Kay Palombo and Lisa Delcambre made the stunning Snow White cake.  The macarons were gone in no time because they are the melt in your mouth ones from Sweet Cheeks. Oh, and no party is complete without a bounce house from Kalges Klubhouse!

Sophi's 4th and Reid's 1st birthday parties by KN photography1

I can’t believe that another year has come and gone since then. Last year I couldn’t believe that MY FIRST BABY was celebrating her 4th birthday in true Snow White style and now she is 5! And according to her, “5 is a whole hand Mom and THAT IS A BIG DEAL!”

Sophi's 4th and Reid's 1st birthday parties by KN photography4

Yes my baby, a very big deal.  Stay tuned for Little Brother’s 1st Birthday Party! It was such a circus! ;)  Special thanks to KN Photography for the fabulous pictures! Oh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN from our little monsters to yours.

P.S. I promise not to wait till next year to show you this year’s parties! :)

Quick Laurels Update: We have sheetrock and light post!

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Fabulous Friday: SouthEastTexasWeddings.com Fall Wedding Preview

Happy Friday everyone! The southeasttexasweddings.com Fall Wedding Preview was a huge success this past Sunday. We had so much fun displaying some new inspirations and ideas and meeting all of you! We loved answering all of the questions about The Laurels too!  Let’s get right to it!

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We always get a lot of questions about our different centerpiece options and what types of candelabras and candlesticks we have so we did a gorgeous table displaying some of our favorites!

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Among the abundance of fresh flowers and twinkling candles we added some of our favorite stationery items for even more inspiration.

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We did a second table in the inspiration gallery with sweet flowers and invitations ranging from save the dates and wedding showers to baby showers and graduation announcements.

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In our booth we displayed a few of our favorite sparkling linens. We love the glitz that these add to any occasion and they really made our invitations pop! Brides kept coming to our booth and saying they could see them shimmering from across the room!

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In our booth we also had a lot if information about The Laurels!  It was the topic of discussion at the Wedding Preview!  I have a big update coming soon so stay tuned. :)


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Fabulous Friday: Gray Weddings

I hope you are all having a fabulous week and enjoying this beautiful fall weather.  Today we are going to feature different ways that you can use the color gray in your wedding. It is a color often overlooked that we are going to shine the spotlight on! Gray is so versatile and can be used with so many other colors that I can’t imagine why it gets so little love.

Now isn’t that simply stunning?!  We have paired gray with purple on many occasions for a beautiful outcome.

As well as gray with yellow for an equally chic look.

Since Halloween is right around the corner I couldn’t leave out orange!

And for a playful combination match it up with a bright aqua.

If you combine it with pink it adds a touch of sophistication to the most romantic of days.

If pink isn’t your thing pair gray and red together for a thrilling combination sure to please the most daring of brides.

And if you want to stick with all neutral colors gray is a great way to add some excitement and style to your event.  Just take a look at these two beauties.

I hope you found some inspiration in this much overlooked color. I know I had fun while pairing these color combos! Have a great weekend! We will not have a post next week. The Boss and I are headed on an adventure!


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