Honoring Loved Ones
Over the weekend, I had the honor of helping my family throw my in laws a surprise 50th wedding anniversary bash. We really were able to keep it a surprise from them as their reaction was priceless. The party was held in a rustic barn at Woodbrook Farms. Our colors were gold, ivory, and blush pink. We had beautiful lights hanging from the ceiling along with tea lights and mercury glass on the tables. The lighting really made for a romantic, fairy tale feel.
Guests enjoyed a buffet of brisket, chicken, shrimp and grits, green beans, and a mashed potato bar by Pratt’s Barbeque. The gorgeous, three tiered cake was made by Katherine Bock Hayton. The beautiful pink, white, and ivory flowers of roses and hydrangeas were done by Humphrey’s Flowers and Gifts. My sister in law painted wine bottles and mason jars gold and put various flowers in them for the beautiful, vintage looking centerpieces.
The Elys didn’t have a wedding cake when they got married so it was very important to us that we got them a traditional wedding cake for this party. I think the cake turned out exactly like we envisioned it would.
Guests enjoyed fireworks and sparklers to close out a perfect evening. As a party favor, we passed out bags of S’mores for guests to take home.
Thank you so much to all friends and family who attended this intimate gathering. This was such a special occasion for our family and you all made it so memorable. Fifty years is such an amazing accomplishment that should be celebrated. I am blessed to be part of this wonderful family.