Shannon used the color scheme of pink and orange to establish a festive mood.By not rushing straight into the party, she could spend the last 6 months collecting items to use as she came across them. This friendly mingling area was created for party-goers. A savvy shopper, Shannon found the ottomans at Walmart.
She explains, "With my mom's help I made the decorations" The table centerpieces were lanterns from Pier 1 and Cost Plus. For "the look" she wanted, she simply took out the glass and spray painted white. Mirrors from Michael's and IKEA magnified the sparkle.
As the sun went down, twinkling candlelight from votives enhanced the romance of the setting- and made walking around safer.
It was really nice getting to meet Miss GenninaTan. Seated far right, she is one of two 10-10-10 bride-to-be in our lives. I am so pleased she chose to sit with my mother in law, Melva and her "children", Nancy Thayer of Wyoming and Gerry Plunk, aka- my one and only date for 35 years.