Friday, June 5, 2009

Budgets and Creativity!

Everyone is working with some sort of Budget and the frustrations are obvious! However, it doesn't have to be a bad thing at all. Budgets give us guide lines and gives each of us an opportunity to be creative... work with other ideas... open ourselves up to new possibilities... throw out the old standard!!
So, if you are willing to be creative and find the simple joy in that, I have some great ideas for you to get you started! 
Jules, my April Bride, chose Grey and Plum as her colors. She found that her color scheme was dramatic and fun! Her centerpieces consisted of stacks of Grey Books that were tied together with a beautiful Ivory Satin French Wired Ribbon. Each stack was topped with a tea cup and saucer of flowers! Each tea cup was unique with either numbers or initials in dark grey set against an ivory backdrop.  In order to bring out more grey and plum on the tables, we came up with  the idea of grey napkins and topped them with a real Plum!  We added lots of votive candles to add to the romance. Besides, a book is a great gift!! The guests loved it! It was inexpensive as she found those books at Thrift Stores and Swap Meets. 
Jules' cake was a confection delight. A three tiered cake with scalloped accent in platinum and fresh flowers in Plum.
The arch was draped with white Organza and two floral points were added to the sides for a graceful backdrop for the wedding. She surprised everyone when the Groomsmen brought in a Plum coach! We added a table with an old typewriter and palms to create a reading setting.  Great Job Jules and Kevin~ - for a creative wedding and reception that you can call your own!

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