Parties & Flowers…

After a long week of traveling and hotel rooms, it was nice to be home.

Although that only gave me 12 hours to plan a party for 60 that was taking place in our home Friday evening at 6.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, I’m what people common refer to as a “procrastinator.”  So around 11 I start making magic happen.  Stressful magic.

 

mini-orchid

For me, the most important factor of a party is the flowers.  And the bar.  But aesthetically the flowers.

So I started with a little baby orchid on the mail table when you walk in…

hydrangeas

gorgeously abundant hydrangeas in the living room (I loved the contrast of the vase with the white flowers)…

peonies

a spray of white tulips and budding magenta peonies in the dining room…

orchid & barley

and a huge potted white orchid & puggle (photo-bomb) to greet people as they come in.

peonies & tulips

As for procrastinating, I think it makes my brain work faster.  That and I’ll just offer you an extra large glass of wine so you won’t notice I forgot to buy napkins…

 

Flower Market

I think if I could live in a flower market I would.

{Artistic Flower Market}

I live across the street from this adorable little flower market but had never been in before.

But I was throwing an engagement party for my best friend this weekend and decided now was finally the time.

I want to move across the street and live there, it was like flower heaven…

I bought tons of all of my favorites, gorgeous pink and white peonies, orchids and hydrangeas.

Celebrate…Weddings

{pre-party routine}

The Boyfriend and I went to a wedding of a friend last night and the night was absolutely perfect.  The bride was gorgeous and the reception was ridiculously fun.

I was channeling a 50’s vibe so I wore my favorite jacquard dress, winged my eyeliner and wore my biggest lashes (Winks by Georgie) to get the full effect.

Now I need another weekend to recover from this one…