Disaster! It was hard for us to keep track of who we had actually invited, who had replied, who had read the message, etc.
We used lots of garden flowers and “old stuff” from the family. whenever possible. My folks have really enjoyed all the cards they received.
Others were hung on this pallet “clothesline” with old pins. Amy made the burlap pennants and her husband drew the letters freehand-style. I would still be trying to get them all the same size and shape if I were doing it! You can get custom prints like these done on Shutterfly.
My parents are so cute, don’t you think? They were married outside at her parents home in front of that cute little picket fence. And I love my mom’s wedding suit and her going away dress.
Good food. Good music. Wonderful company. Laughing children. Cousins getting reacquainted and our children and grandchildren happily becoming friends, too. A hay ride. A photobooth.
This turned out to be a perfect way to honor and celebrate our parents-our dad a Korean war veteran who still works hard on the farm everyday and is the rock of our family, and my mom, a retired elementary school secretary who delivers meals to shut-ins, is a hospice volunteer, gardens and quilts like a fool, and taught us all the gift of hospitality.
My parents have loved many, many people over the years and it was so fun to see that love returned to them on this happy night.
I’m working on the perfect ending to all this, a memory book that I will make on Shutterfly. I have used them several other times and I know that mom and dad will enjoy these pictures for years to come!