Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Style Your Anniversary

Style Your Anniversary 

Thank you for visiting my blog again to read Part 2 about my parents Ruby wedding Anniversary.


As I have mentioned we hired a room at the Felix Hotel Cambridge. It was ideal for us as we could all sit around the one large table, the perfect sociable layout. As you can see from the picture below we hung the bunting between the paintings on the walls on both sides. We placed the favours, heart shaped bird seed and heart shaped florentines on everyone's napkin and added silver '40' sprinkles to the table, next I placed the moustaches on the table in my homemade stands.  






The final decoration for the table was some extra goodies for my parents. I bought them these little books which I said would help them with the next 40 years! Dont's for Husbands & Wife's! Suppose they must have done ok though to have reached 40 years! I found these in Oliver Bonas a right bargain at £3.50 each. 
http://www.oliverbonas.com/homeware/books_1/dont_for_husbands.htm
I also placed some heart shaped chocolate champagne hearts on my Mum's place. 








This completed the table settings so next it was using the items which the hotel supplied for our decorations.First we placed the easel at the far end of the room with a large canvas of one of Mum & Dad's wedding pictures and balanced Mum's amazing wedding hat on the stand.




Whilst borrowing my parents Wedding album I stumbled across their Wedding cards, so it would have been wrong not to display these at the party. Luckily the Felix Hotel had the perfect stand beautiful twigs decorated with fairy lights. So I bought some heart shaped pegs from John Lewis, what a fantastic find. 
http://www.johnlewis.com/store/john-lewis-heart-pegs-pack-of-20/p231461867?navAction=jump&_requestid=1866490#default


I completed the tree with three heart shaped picture frames which included images of parents from over the years. I particularly love this picture of them which my Nan gave me years ago. 


The finishing touches to the event included an amazing cake made by Doreen at Incredible Cakes of Cambridge, it tasted and looked amazing, my parents loved it.www.incrediblecakesofcambridge.co.uk 


Last of all was displaying the Wedding Album so people could view the original pictures from my parents special day. 

I hope I have managed to set up the look of the room for you all and you are now all intrigued to hear how the event went and how the moustaches went down.I will follow with Part 3 later this week which will be an exciting gallery of images from the event.