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!!
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