Settle in for a longer-than-normal post :)
I have the photo-proof that my husband, Amar, and I were in the same kindergarten class. It's the cutest thing in the world to look at our own kindergartner and think that we were that age, in the same class, not knowing where our lives would take us. I am beyond blessed to have built a love and a family with such an amazing man.
We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary party this past weekend, with a sweets and champagne party for our closest friends and family. I shared the party invitations *here* - and used the same design elements (the font, the doilies) throughout the full party.
Although little, our built-in was the perfect staging area for all the sweets. I created a doily bunting (made from the CSS doily die), custom prints for the white wall frames, and a "we still do" banner (that one, using the cameo silhouette.)
The drinks station got a dramatic treatment:
It took a few hours, three sharpies, and part of an ikea roll of white drawing paper (from the kids' section) to write out our vows. It was a hit with our guests, and made the evening all the most personal and special to us.
A huge thanks to Marlyn, of Montreal Confections, for the ah-mazing ruffle cake and beautiful sugar cookies. Also to Melanie, of Gourmet Shop, for her yummy cheesecakes in jars.
Do you see the "white chocolate truffles" apothecary jar? I made little boxes (using *this die*) and stamped each one with a doily before popping a little lindt truffle into each. They didn't quite match the party decor, but they are my favorite!
Leftover candy melts, popped into a rose mold, fit perfectly stacked into a skinny flower vase.
Marlyn's sugar cookies are edible works of art...
I got a bit cheeky with the little flags on the cake pops: "we did!" and "we still do!" - I put the same flags around the stems of the champagne glasses.
I could stare at that ruffle cake with the giant peony on top all day long. And, it tasted as good as it looks! I didn't do too badly on my cupcakes, either *wink*
As a party favor (because every good party gives something away at the end, right?) I die-cut the same doily out of fabric (with a fusible backing) and ironed it on to a muslin bag (the same kind I used for our Christmas advent calendar). They turned out looking so sweet!
It's nothing extravagant, but a little thank you card from the both of us, and a few more of our favorite chocolates.
We had such an amazing time, and will for sure be looking back at these sweet memories for years to come.