Friday, June 12, 2015

Vacation Day 2

This morning everyone got up and ready (minus our kiddos) and made their way to the fairgrounds to start setting up for the party.  My little ones must have been worn out from the previous night because it was close to 9 before they got out of bed!  While they were sleeping, Ma-maw and I finished ironing everyone's wedding clothes.  Once the kiddos were up and dressed, we made our way out to help with the decorating!

Julianne needed a higher seat in order to supervise appropriately.
The florist arrived with fresh flowers and small vases to be used on the tables
Little Miss was more than willing to jump in and help with the decorating.  Although, she was disappointed there were no streamers and balloons...

The head table - the bride's and bridesmaids bouquets will be added after the wedding.
Aunt Katie wanted to keep the decorating simple, and it turned out beautifully!
The finished cake - the topper was custom-done: it says Mr. {&} Mrs. Ricklefs with a snowflake.  The mugs were a gift the couple received early - one has Mrs. and the other has Mr.  I then added the ribbon for a little something extra.
Back in January when Ma-maw and I went to Iowa to help dress shop, Ma-maw had the idea to make a photo prop of a couple and a snowmobile.  We mentioned the idea to Aunt Katie, and she thought it would be fun as well, but was unsure what Brian would think.  Turns out, he thought it would be a fun idea too!  So, that became my big project.  I searched online for various pictures of couples on snowmobiles, and I sent them to Katie and Brian to decide what they wanted.  I was lucky enough to be able to use a projector at school to blow the image up and trace it on butcher block paper.  I brought it home and over the course of a week created the following master piece...
I think the groom and bride were happy with the way it turned out...
I even got Dallas to get his picture in it with me
We finished the decorating party with pizza and drinks, and then everyone went on their merry way to get cleaned up for the rehearsal.

Katie and Brian chose to do an outside wedding at the Historical Society on the edge of town.  There is a lovely flower garden there, and it made the perfect setting for the intimate wedding they wanted.


After rehearsal, Brian's parents treated us to dinner.  Pa-paw managed to get a hold of Julianne before the meal.
I then convinced the other kiddos to join them for a picture...
Dallas and Daddy waiting on the food to arrive
Little Miss doing her thang...
We ended the meal with cherry pie and ice cream for dessert...Sugar thought it was the best part!
One more picture of the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.!!!
Until next time...

2 comments:

Erin Padgett said...

I see you still have your backdrop skills from FFA days! ;) Loved Katie's decor.

Missy!! said...

EEEK! LOVE the baby bump! I'm sure it wasn't an intentional photo... but adorable none the less! :)