It is a week since I last posted, as once again, I have not been well (here). One of the effects of liver disease is nausea, often resulting in 'head-in-a-bucket' sessions, lasting for many hours.
I printed the invitations on white pearlised paper, punched the edges with my Martha Stewart 'Iron Fence' border punch, then adhered them to ruby pearlised cardstock.
Guests' names for the placecards were printed on lightweight card, then cut out with a Spellbinder 'Labels One' die, then adhered to the next size diecut of Bazzill cardstock. I didn't count how many flowers I punched altogether from heavyweight gold wrapping paper for all projects, but believe me, there were lots!
I experimented with the size of the tiny baskets for each guest, so that a Rocher chocolate would fit perfectly.
Because of safety restrictions, the restaurant did not allow real candles, so I searched for, and found these little battery operated tea lights. They actually flickered like real flames, and looked so pretty among all the red and gold on the table.
While we waited to board our flight to New Zealand the morning after our celebration, I wrote a "Thank You" to all our guests, then posted them at the Airport P.O. Because these were being posted, I used red 'Stickles' in the flower centres, instead of the beads in all the other flowers. I used my 'Jamara' embossing folder, and gold peel-off stickers, on red Bazzill cardstock.
I made several floral arrangements, and kept them fairly simple. My original bridal bouquet was red carnations, so carnations were my obvious choice for our 40th celebration. These blooms were so beautifully perfect, many guests could not believe they were real.
(The pretty paper place mats were only $2.50 for a packet of 30! - I love bargins!).
This has been a long post, so thank you for looking.
Until next time, hugs,