Saturday, November 27, 2010

It all started with DeAnna's favorite childhood book.
The story is about a little guy that has the ability to draw his dreams with a purple crayon. This year the book celebrated it's 50th anniversary in print and one of DeAnna's dreams came true. She became Mrs. Matthew Fink.

We are connected to Matt & DeAnna through our close friendship with Matt's mom and dad, Bill and Doreen.

The wedding took place on a vintage Ferryboat moored at Lake Union.

DeAnna chose her favorite color purple with a French touch to accent their dream day! As a gift to the special couple, I interpreted DeAnna's theme using paper, ribbon, a few rubber stamps, wire, some crystal brads and a glue gun!  I am honored that I had a part in the setting of their amazing day.

Matt & DeAnna
17 September 2010

It was a beautiful setting. This is a photograph of the Seattle skyline framing the stunning couple. 

A close up of one of the "favor boxes"...Yes!, I cut out 250 "F's". I placed them on miniature squares of french calligraphy, then matted and mounted the little squares on  paper linen boxes that I cut using my Big Shot dye cutter.

 In keeping with the French touch... I also added the whimsical element of the chalkboard trend. I made 50 ( 2 sided ) menu cards. I set the cards in silver placecard holders. They were placed on the guest's tables with votives and the little boxes of "Bon Bons".  (The tables on the boat were small and narrow compared to standard banquet scale.)

Matt & DeAnna chose to serve cupcakes from "Hello Cupcake" in Tacoma. They also had a cake from "The Cheesecake Factory" for the cake cutting tradition. 

 I made a birdcage using paper, wire, ribbon  and crystal brads to top the cake!

Aren't they the sweetest couple? A vision of happiness and love. They are dancing their first dance together as Mr. and Mrs. Fink. 

The evening was magic. We all had a lovely time celebrating their marriage.
{We love you Matt & DeAnna!}

*Don't forget to take a "Bon Bon" before you move on to your next blog visit!*

 Photography by Lunabella Events Seattle

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am thankful that

for the holiday...and the weekend!

Today I have received the gift {blessing} of having my son Jay home for Thanksgiving for the first time in two years!

It's a good thing because my daughter Chrislyn his out of town today...She is newly married and is spending the day with her wonderful new {Jason's} family.

Jay is a sports director for a KLEW, a TV station in Lewiston, Idaho. (His first job after receiving his degree in Broadcast Journalism at Washington State University) {GO COUGS!}

Thanksgiving is always a big sports day (and weekend), so it has been difficult for him to make it home in the past. This year he was able to return to share a home town Thanksgiving tradition with his viewing audience back in Lewiston. Yes, our sports guy is IN THE HOUSE!

So for all of my sweet blogging friends... "a little different take" on a turkey day post! The Mud Bowl of Tacoma and a few Idaho sports stories! 

May God bless all of you...I hope you are having wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowflakes are dancing in the

skies of the

Pacific Northwest!

Happy Birthday, Dad!

I love you!

Can you believe that my parents are both 81 years old?