Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Very Good Engagement- Encore

Shannon Morris and her mom, Jeannie, are largely responsible for the spectacular engagement party last weekend. A successful hair stylist with José Eber in Beverly Hills, Shannon has learned lots of "secrets" to pulling off events which she used to act as her own party planner.

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.

Shannon found the bases for table decorations in downtown LA, "When I got the trees they were natural brown and bare. I spray painted them white and hot glued gun flowers and moss." For added twinkle for the cocktail event, she created hanging votive lights.

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.
Jeannie made these wonderful gossamer butterfly stakes that called attention to lovely photos of the engaged couple. They were arranged along a wall to show the way to where the main table seating and dancing would be held in a generous side yard.

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.


  1. WOW! Gorgeous! What a talent for searching and finding just the right items to make the occasion colorful and memorable! Love the ottomen colors and the little lights around the pool. Shannon could have a second job as a party planner or a decorator!
    Wish YOU had been in some of those photos and not just behind the camera. I am hoping there will be more coming?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Trisha

  2. The decorations for the party were wonderful. Shannon, and her mom, are talented. Imagine that.... talented family marrying into a talented family!LOL Just lovely. I know you had a perfectly wonderful time and the best part is your son is marrying a girl who your whole family loves. I am wishing them the very best and all the happiness. xo

  3. I love the color choices!!! Well done.

    Sheherazade is my link to Show n Tell...a doll I finished for the Halloween Season coming up. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.


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