Sunday, 2 September 2012

a 50 year celebration

my parents celebrated their golden wedding anniversary yesterday and had a celebration for them. we held a party of close friends and family at the didcot railway centre. my dad has been involved with the society from before i was born and so it seemed a fitting venue, especially as many of their friends are involved with it too. we used two of the coaches which were originally dining coaches. i love these with a passion, they are simply beautiful and i knew that when dressing these for the occasion i wanted it to be simple and classic, but stunning at the same time.

obviously i wanted to make a card that matched the occasion and this is the design that i came up with. i'm thinking that you might be seeing more of this style soon as i need to start planning for christmas!!
so, here are some images of the coaches when we had finished. i managed to find my mum's wedding dress and so we had this on display in one corner, together with a canvas i made. the picture doesn't really show the detail of this, i used the same flowers and leaves as in the card above and entwined a t&e (my parents initials) onto one of the numbers.
i also displayed their wedding photographs and a mini album i made for them.
on each of the heating vents we made some beautiful ribbon bows in gold and white.
and in the other coach, we had the food. a table laden with cupcakes made by a work friend of mine. she made several designs, but 2 special ones with a t & e decorated on the top. the wreath was bought from peter harvey in high wycombe (my new favourite shop!), i used some simple white and gold roses, sone gold ribbon and another papier mache 50, which i painted up and attached with one of their wedding photo's.
for the food, we had a 1962 themed finger buffet, it was surprising when i researched this, how much of the popular items around then are still now seen in traditional buffets.
we also made a stunning flower display as the centre piece for the buffet table.
we even had a cheese and pineapple hedgehogs!!
red & white bunting and a 50 mortar board completed the look.

we had a lovely day. it was lovely to see my mum's childhood friend and bridesmaid again, she made the journey all the way from kent, many friends and of course, all my wonderful family.

thank you to everyone who came and made the day really special. xx

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1 comment:

Scrappy Scrappin said...

Amazing, I bet your folks were very proud of not only there achievement abut also all the work you put in! Looked amazing Sarah!