Tuesday, June 24, 2014

East Meets West Wedding Part 2

06.14.14 | I've known Stephanie since 2005.  She was the GATE (Gifted and Talented) Specialist and I was the ELL (English Language Learner) Specialist at Roger Bryan Elementary School.  We had many hours put in together for lunch duty and lounge clean up back then.  She threw my baby shower in 2007 along with other RB peeps.  Good times!  When she told me she's ordering Panda Express for her rustic, Asian wedding in June...I was a little doubtful.  But, ha! It worked.  They also had yummy BBQ.  Considering a 3+ hour drive up to Duck Creek and all the setting up before the wedding, I was starving by 8 pm, lol.

cake and cupcake station
her mom passed away when she was in high school
~in honor of Mrs. Tran~
again, they made their own cake and cupcake stands
her friends who made the cupcakes
even found Asian characters and toppings
drink station

love these DIY signs they made
mason jars, burlap and flowers
DIY wedding altar
ceremony site

DIY Welcome Sign
more chalkboard signs
their story

sign in table
guests were invited to sign their enlarged engagement photo,
their photo book and rocks
and to read the instructions in the brochure
and grab a Woot, Woot, Hooray flags

yes, if you know her...she's the queen of details!

Swains Creek Pines pond in the background
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Auclair!


East Meets West Wedding Part 1

06.14.14 | I had the privilege to celebrate and participate in Stephanie and David's rustic, Asian wedding in beautiful Duck Creek, Utah.  It was held at the Swains Creek Pines Pavilion.  Stephanie asked me to help set up a candy buffet and a s'mores bar couple months ago.  The rest of the decor and all the DIY projects were done by the Auclair family and the couple's friends.

they chopped up real wood to make platforms for the mason jar vases
she d├ęcoupaged their engagement photos on wooden plaques
take out boxes were ordered online
chopsticks were from Oriental Trading Company
I made the tags for the take out boxes

Love is Sweet banner by Sweetly Scrapped
candy buffet gumballs, rolos and candy sticks were from Party City
we used traditional Herhey's, marshmallows 

and graham crackers for the s'mores bar
I bought a variety of Ghirardelli chocolates 

and golden Hershey's Kisses from Walmart
I used my clear vases, white platters, baskets, 
burlap, twine, black and red ribbon 
and some Asian digital paper 
to pull the Rustic-Asian theme
the milk bottles housing the skewers 
were bought from Decor Steals last year
I hung DIY oriental ornaments on my PBK Easter tree 
the big, giant rustic ball was from West Elm
those containers with red lids are acrylic
and they were from Christmas chocolates from Costco 

free printable from Elli that I put in a PBK frame
to be continued...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Last Day of First Grade 2013-2014

Today I turned in my school keys, unplugged the computer and printer, and said good bye to many teachers, school staff and friends.  For about two months, I also get to turn off my alarm clock, yipee!  So as we say goodbye to First Grade 2014, here are some pics for my daughter's last day of school from yesterday...

free printable from jaxmomsblog

coffee printable by thrifty northwest mom

we'll have another 1st grader in about 6 years
first grader no more {sigh}
ready for summer and second grade!
thank you end-of-school-year for some Fine staff
mini cookies by Simply Sweets by Mary Ann
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We are looking forward to some fun summer adventures!