9.14.2009

What I have been up to......

For the past month I have been planning a shower for a dear friend of mine who is getting married October 17th. Our plans were to throw an outdoor shower complete with a big white tent. The plans changed last week due to the possible rainy weather and the tent being damaged. The gears started turning and I immediately thought of Ryan's parent's barn behind their home. When I approached them, they thought I was crazy to want to throw a shower in there. But I saw it's potential! Needless to say, after Ry's dad stored 2 trailer bed's in Grandma Mary's barn, I had a blank canvas to work with. I also had a headache causing gasoline smell that was due to the 2 lawnmowers that are stored in there. We worked for a straight week making it a rustic fall backdrop for Shelly's bridal shower. That morning, Katie came by and took amazing pictures with her fabulous camera. She also posted some different pictures, check out her blog on my sidebar. These pictures are from her shoot. The candles were lit, the smell of fall was wafting in the air (thanks to B&B pumpkin simmering oil), deep orange and creme roses adorned each table, and Norah Jones completed the atmosphere. Once Shelly arrived and saw it, the tears in her eyes made me realize that it was a success. Take a look...............

The "cottage" before the transformation....

This is what it looked like before Dave did the major overhaul. Do you think I'm crazy??
The front door the day of the shower
An aerial shot of the room the morning of

The food table (before it was complete) it was overflowing with wonderful food thanks to Kim!


Love this centerpiece of wheat



A shot of my parent's beautiful chandelier that they brought over. It made such a huge statement.

The dessert table

The Cake

The view from the front door



The homemade cookies with the personalized cellophane bags.

The place settings

Glasses for Mimosas, Sangria, and hot apple cider




6 comments:

The Parrish Family said...

It was a true masterpiece! I have had several family members email me to say you should quit your day job! I think people are going to start hiring you!

angela said...

Is that our barn? What a elegant presentation. Can't wait for your next performance! angela

The Dunnings said...

I already posted on Katie's but the fall scene was amazing. You did a spectacular job Melis.

The Kresl Family said...

Oh lady friend. You are so very fancy!

The Farleys said...

Don't I know it! Learned it from watching you and your fancy sweatshirt coats and slippers.

Jane said...

Martha would be proud!!!! I agree with Katie. You need to quit your day job and do events. You can rent out Dave and Angie's barn for a $1000.00 a day. At least it's better than a tent that doesn't have sides and costs a fortune.