Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mr & Mrs Clifton

The weekend of July 28th, Brian and I made our way down to Medford to celebrate two of our favorite U of O friends and Brian's old roommates, Brian and Chelsea. They have been our friends since college, and we don't know two happier or more fun people. The now Arizona residents are definitely worth the celebration! The night before, we celebrated with Mexican food and prepared for the big day!

Bride and Groom the night before!

Brynn, Jenae, Chelsea, me & Sarah
The day of the wedding, there was a U of O plane spotting: a good Omen!


Relaxing in the sun after a 16 miler

The wedding was at the beautiful Eden Valley Orchards outside of Medford:







The gorgeous reception outside of the old mansion:



Candy Bar

Duck Cake
Then come the party pics!






Lifting the groom to "Shout" the UO tradition!




We absolutely love Chelsea and Brian, and we were so happy to be a part of their big day :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Travel the World Bridal Shower- Part I

It was my pleasure over the last weekend to co-host a beautiful bridal shower for a beautiful friend. With a destination wedding on the horizon for this fall, and a relationship that has spanned the miles, it seemed appropriate to have a travel themed bridal shower to celebrate the wedding of Courtney and Delvin. With our antique inspiration and literary tendencies, we put together this bridal shower to "shower" one of our best friends with love.

Welcome to Courtney's Bridal Shower:


Your hosts! Courtney C. and I were pleased to welcome guests with smiles and cocktails:


Using delicate frames, we highlighted the invitations in honor of the upcoming wedding events. In addition, antique globes, maps, and books helped set the mood for the party.


Yummy food contributed pot-luck style and Gluten-Free cupcakes from Crave Bake Shop, with green and coral sprinkles in honor of Courtney and Delvin's wedding colors, helped to celebrate the day.



To add to the theme, antique luggage was collected and borrowed to help tie it all together.


No vintage decor would be complete without pennant flags, printed and put together by co-host Courtney and life-saver-and-errand-runner Kilee.


Mercury glass vases and votives, along with fine linens, china, and candelabras helped us to celebrate in style on this beautiful summer day in Lake Oswego.


Each guest took home a personalized antique map luggage tag hand made by co-host Courtney and mercury glass votive as their party favor. The flowers were put together by my favorite florist Grand Ave Florist (who did our wedding flowers).

A cute story about the flowers- when I ordered the arrangements, I trusted them completely by only specifying over the phone "antique inspired in mercury glass vases"... and I was thrilled when I saw the arrangements with gorgeous flowers in vases with fleur-de-lis! Once a Kappa, always a Kappa :)


Here are some photos of the guest of honor, co-hosts, family, friends, and the beautiful bridesmaids enjoying the get together:


Good laughs, good food, and a good time were had by all. More fun party pics to come in Part II!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Baby Bambi

We like babies here at the VanHoy residence up in Hockinson, of all types! These are the latest babies in our life:


Seriously, so darn cute.

And then they were on a play date :)