-Get a dozen or two bagels from your local bagel shop, cut up seasonal fruit & mixed together enough mimosas for everyone to indulge on.
- Leave some mimosas virgin (okay, it's plain OJ) and separate from the alcoholic version, just incase a guest doesn't drink or has had enough to drink & needs to slow down.
-Make one champagne flute special for the bride. I covered my bride's glass in glitter. It was quick, easy & came right off in the dishwasher.
-Don't forget water! You can get cute water dispensers at your local grocery store for cheap.
-Cut cardboard into triangles & spray paint your desired color. I covered half in glitter to go along with the party theme!
- Get flowers from the farmers market & put in a simple vase. They will be cheap, fresh & will compliment any table setting.
I wish I had more time to spend on this gathering, but I think it turned out great for the amount of time & money I had to put into it.
What things have you done for friends or family in a hurry? What advice would you give someone for a simple get-together?
Posted by Morlee at 9:16 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wedding season always gives me a sense of nostalgia. I get taken back to my own special day.
When I got engaged I began checking out all the amazing wedding blogs out there & I will be honest, I was completely overwhelmed. Where do you start? I made mood board, after mood board & everyone was completely different. There was a huge variety of different ideas, colors & styles & I loved them all! And it didn't help that I am the most indecisive person I know.
About a week after getting engaged my Mom & I set off wedding dress shopping. The first shop we stopped at was a little hole-in-the-wall shop with an over enthusiastic sales woman. I had two ideas in mind; lace & long-sleeved. The first dress I tried on was it! Lace, 3/4 length sleeve, easy to alter to open the back & most important, 100% me.
After I had the dress, EVERYTHING else fell into place. We knew then we were going to have a vintage-inspired wedding. We chose rich colors, a vintage wedding venue & hired a jazz band. And now that I look back, it was OUR wedding. Completely perfect for Drew & I.
Isn't it funny how every wedding you go to just FEELS like that couple?
Posted by Morlee at 12:18 PM
I've become so engulfed in life that I've forgotten myself, my core self. About two weeks ago, my husband and I took a short road trip to help his family move. During some downtime I rediscovered one of my raptures.
I decided to start a new series on Morlee, all about rediscovering my love of good fashion design; Muse.
Check out Lela Rose's amazing 2013 Resort collection here.
Be sure to follow my newest Pinboard "Back to My Roots"
Posted by Morlee at 11:16 AM