Friday, June 27, 2014

A Celebration of Birthdays

My birthday is mid- May and this year it seemed to be one of the best celebrations I can remember. Though 35 isn't a special number I was blessed to receive so many thoughtful messages, cards and gifts, and a few special treats created by some fantastic cooks in my life.
I share a birthday with one of my sweetest friends so we enjoyed a joint celebration with our supper club a few days after our birthday- which only made the celebration last all week long.

Mother's Day

There are very few people that deserve a celebration more than my sweet Mom. For Mother's Day we celebrated with lunch after church at my house. Since I worked a wedding the day before, I took a few semi homemade options and Jay cooked most of the entire meal. My brother couldn't come home, so Jay and I shared lunch with my parents, and even sweet Annie made an appearance.
The menu:
Provencal Herb Goat Cheese and Toast Points and Bubbly (while we plated lunch)
Orange Butter with Rolls
Ina's Chicken Parmesan Salad
Cheddar Quiche
Miniature Dessert Assortments 

Bergstrom/Pugh Wedding

The second weekend in April was spent celebrating the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Pugh. It was my pleasure to arrange the flowers and coordinate the events. Jessi chose pinks and whites with a pop of navy-the guys suits were a darling blue and white seersucker.
It was a beautiful southern evening at the Reserve at Oak Bowery.

The real photographers for the wedding were a lovely couple that I have had the joy to work with on more than one wedding. Not only do they do a beautiful job (see their work at: ), but they are fantastic people as well!