Balloons


A sweet friend of mine is getting married, and she is trying to figure out her color scheme.  She knows she wants the classic red flowers, but she is open to other accent colors.  One of my favorite color combos is Tiffany blue and red.  It is a modern take on the gorgeous red flowers that everyone enjoys.  I<3 Tiffany blue!  It makes me think of those fabulous little boxes and the stunning things that are inside those boxes (my hubby spoils me).  🙂

Here is the inspiration board that I came up with:


Red roses and blue bird flowers, blue dresses and red balloons, red carnations, 3 piece centerpiece, red and blue table-scape, red peep toe, invitation, ballroom set-up, cake, candy station, red soda, blue candy, red dress

Yesterday morning we celebrated the class of 2011 high school and college students at our church.  Since my husband and I work with the student ministry at our church, we know the high school students well and were incredibly excited to celebrate them (and their fab families) at our grad luncheon after the service.

Mark put me in charge of decor and set-up (he knows me so well), but we were on a pretty tight budget.  Thinking through our budget and the amount of time that I had to devote, I went with an old but good theme: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!.  My friend Mandy, made a  fabulous cake to go with the theme!  She is so talented!  Thanks again Mandy!

Here are the items that went into the set-up:

  • 12 black table cloths from Dollar Tree
  • 2 copies of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! from my own High School Graduation
  • Left-over pink, green, yellow, orange, and purple balloons and balloon weights (from past youth events)
  • 1 roll of light yellow wrapping paper from Dollar Tree
  • 2 25 packs of colored paper from Micheal’s
  • 5 packs of light yellow napkins from Dollar Tree
  • 5 packs of multi-colored tissue paper from Dollar Tree
  • 1 pack of polka dot mini cupcake holders
  • 3 packages of M&Ms

Price of all supplies for luncheon decor: $35

Congrats Class of 2011!  We love you!

Can I just start by saying this weather is crazy!  I have been wearing my jacket all morning inside of my office.  Ridiculous-ness!

Now that I have shared this information with you, I can move on.  I have a new found love of gray color schemes.  I know that it sounds dull and boring, but gray acts like any other neutral mixed with a vivid color.  Today I am focusing on gray and yellow.  Gray provides a stunning backdrop for bright yellow.  Take a look at this inspiration board that I created!

Here are the places that I found all of these images: candy bar; balloons & bridesmaid dresses; groom’s suit; invitation; lemon centerpieces; guys’ shoes, lanterns, cupcakes, and photo booth; gray table cloth & yellow napkins; pinwheel place cards; yellow pomander; bridesmaid bouquet (bottom left); flower girl dress; boutonniere; and the flower arrangement (bottom right).

Happy Tuesday!

I love balloons in wedding pics!  You can get the large ones in a lot of different colors.  They are fun and different way to bring color to your pictures.  Ask your photographer about it!  I thought that this example was especially fitting for Valentine’s Day!

Gorgeous image by Youkeun Oh Photography.

Love you Hubs!  Thanks for being my valentine even though you don’t like Valentine’s Day!