Fittingly enough it was the Bride's Dream Austin roses that bloomed first this year. I couldn't help but give them a little show.
We had a kickoff pizza night last evening with the first family arrivals, and the bride and groom began the intertwining of their lives by stringing the twinkle lights for the wedding celebration.
In the early quiet next morning I got a few shots of my luckiest recent find. A little stack of lovely vintage French plates perfect for small "pre-season" lead up celebrations. It's uncanny how your mental radar can zero in on the best stuff to support your current theme.
Still some polishing up to do, but I love the winged heart motif on this silver serving fork.
Buckets of baby's breath standing by too.
One of the "borrowed" things will be a bag of bubble bottles that turned up from the last garden wedding that got overlooked under a table. (There are always a few glitches.)
They're for blowing sweet good wishes for the bride and groom in place of throwing rice.
A very dignified teenage Lucky Charms breakfast is going on while I write this up. A second wave of family members arrives in a few hours. Let the games begin!
Thanks so much for popping by for a visit, and for all the good wishes!