Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner Decor and Food ~ Wedding Series Post One~

We went back and forth~

 Should we just go to a restaurant,
 or do it ourselves...?
In the end,
 to have it be the casual, yet personal 
celebration we desired, 
  we decided  to throw the party ourselves
besides we did it this way for our other married son.

(of course it is awesome to have a big  generous family, 
in which I  depend on,
 to go without sleep, overlook my bossy self ,or whatever  else it might entail,
 to make it all come together,
 thank you, form the bottom of my heart)

The Fellowship Hall was being decorated for the reception, 
so we used another church building...

It sets on the lot where my childhood home stood...my birthplace.
We sold the property to the bank, later they sold out to the church.
So, it looks like a big bank lobby, turned children's ministry building...

Potato Salad...thanks Bev

homemade by family
A spread for 60

Smoked Brisket...thanks William & Ronnie

A menu for every place setting...
Each item named after the person who prepared it.

beans...thanks Suzette, rolls, brisket, slaw...
A plate full

Dessert Table...


I like how the shutter and plate sign turned out.

 The wedding colors were blue...

 with peacock feathers and green accents

and yes,
 I realize the table linens are wrinkled...
however, it fit right in with the 
burlap and mason jars...
& brisket. 

Texas Sheet Cake...thanks Jodi

A punch bowl full of banana pudding...with more in the fridge...thanks Bev


individual cherry & blueberry cheesecakes


Great Nephew

 Josh designed the peacock motif , which was displayed throughout the wedding,
beginning with the invitations...

Suzette used the design when making  the darling cup cake topper,
 which lent a very cohesive pulled together look



The tables made a huge square with Josh and Laura's round table in the center. 
I'll try to find a picture.
Mason Jars...Suzette fixed these up so prettily.
using the peacock pattern, again

We raided Moma's Bottle Trees and Vase Stash.
They are used here, at the wedding and reception.

We also had scrabble letters spelling out love and marriage words,
 along with lots of great billfold size engagement pics for everyone to take.

The children had a special table, with a PEACOCK to color

Thanks to Charlotte and others who helped prepare, serve, and clean up

Gina Brown
 "Captured by Grace"

a peek at the wedding flowers...we made the bouts.
more of the wedding next...

We had a relaxing time with nourishing food with leftovers for the next day,
 when we were so busy.

Mother of the Groom


EllenaElizabeth said...

How LOVELY! A lot of hard work but well worth the effort by the looks of it. Where in the world did you get enough scrabble pieces and wooden racks for so many guests? Just a lovely post and thankyou for sharing.

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Lezlee, it looks like a beautiful well thought out party. All the personal touches are wonderful and meaningful. You are blessed to have such a generous family to pull this all together.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Just Lovely!! All the special touches make it so meaningful!!
(& I like how you pointed out the wrinkles.. yes, they belong there : )
And nice that so many pitched in, sharing thier love with the happy couple...
We too did our own rehearsal dinners for our 3 boys.. made it extra special (& much cheaper, I might add :)
Thanks for sharing...

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love all the sweet touches of blue!
the peacock feathers are beautiful. As were the bride and groom!

You always have the most uniquely decorated parties!


Tete said...

That is so cool. I have never seen peacock feathers in a wedding before and they are just awesome!
Everything looks perfect and you all did a wonderful job throwing it all together!

Granny said...

I can't imagine a wedding reception you are involved with that wouldn't turn out beautiful. Congratulations on the wedding of your son.

Daphne said...

Fabulous, Lezlee! What a smashing rehearsal dinner! The decor and the menu are both super.

artteachergirl said...

So, so sweet! The pictures are wonderful and I love that Josh did the art work! He did a great job, and using peacock feathers is so unique. Those little flower girl princesses probably stole the show.

Margo said...

I love this wedding post. The girls look fabulous, and the decor is wonderful. You did a great job. That brisket is making me hungry.


Drew Watts said...

Quite amazing wedding rehearsal dinner and hope this will help everyone in planning their dinner party! Last month, I arranged a grand wedding reception for my niece at one of exquisite Seattle venues. She liked all arrangements very much.