Ten Years

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Our amazing friends, Dan and Heather, recently celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary with a backyard bbq for friends and family.  Heather did an amazing job on all the little details, as usual, and I wanted to share some of the highlights here.  The colour scheme was turquoise and white.  Guests were greeted by beautiful black and white prints of the couples wedding day.  Heather strung them up on a custom clothes line of turquoise string, and added a circle of coordinating scrapbook paper to the clothes pins.  This idea would also be great for a birthday party.  Photos of the birthday boy or girl over the years could be unified by all being printed in black and white, like they did here.

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The front deck was decorated with beautiful butterfly garland, found at the dollar store.  Dollarama we love you!

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The big beautiful maple tree in the back garden was all dressed up for the occasion with more ribbon and butterflies, and a bouquet of tissue paper pom-poms and paper lanterns.  So beautiful, and summery.

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All the tables looked coordinated and beautiful with Heather’s handmade table clothes.  She used inexpensive dress lining found at the fabric store, which matched perfectly.  Another great idea that the guests loved, especially those with kids, was the full salad bar.  Guests were able to customize their salad to what ever they liked.  The lemonade  looked fantastic in the big glass jar dispensers, complete with fresh lemon slice garnish.

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The dessert table looked amazing.  Heather added turquoise touches by adding ribbon to her cake stands, and adding in turquoise candy, and fun turquoise jello for the kids!  She also made beautiful sugar cookies monogrammed with the couples last name initial.  Don’t those cupcakes also look amazing, and she made them all herself.  Yum!

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Before guests left, they were asked to write some advice for the couples next ten years together.  Instead of having it in a guest book, Heather used coordinating turquoise scrap book paper, and had guests attach the papers to the metal garden shed with beautiful hand-made pebble magnets.  What a great idea for an outdoor party.  I also love the use of adhesive chalkboard stickers here.

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What an amazing party.  Congratulations Heather and Dan, and our advice for the next ten years?  Life is what you make it, so make it a party!

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