The wedding shower that Courtney and I hosted for Molly was yesterday. A wonderfully festive time! I don't have a ton of pictures to share yet (my pix turned out fair to downright bad) and so I'm waiting for Courtney to download hers (taken from a much better camera) so that I can post them.
The picture above is one that didn't turn out so bad. Some background . . . The theme involved cloches, moss, mushrooms, sort of a foresty nature theme. With as wet as it's been here in Atlanta, creating terrarium-like environments for the table decorations was effortless. We knew that we wanted to use cloth napkins. and so using the ol' standby painter's drop cloths — laundered, cut into squares and hemmed (Shaun at work graciously took that on!) — Courtney and I brainstormed how we would go about putting an "H" on them (the initial of Molly's new last name). Using cloth napkins is always a nice touch at a shower, and that coupled with the "H" personalization make them a perfect gift to Molly (launder and iron them after the shower and Molly has 30 cloth napkins in her linen closet to use for entertaining).
We then thought about using Jamie's and Molly's first initials along with the "H" and making a monogram. Blake, from work, came up with a beautiful one and that got us going crazy!
I took a vintage blackboard and we hung it on Courtney's front door using brown satin ribbon. Courtney then chalked on the monogram (we left the chalk on the ledge for a homespun touch) and decorated the chalkboard frame with flowers. We really wanted to start the theme from the minute everyone entered the door.Here is Molly's hostess gift to me . . . a church-inspired birdhouse made of weathered wood. A perfect addition to Chateau Gahan. Thank you, Molly, for making yesterday such a joy. You, your mom, sisters, nieces, Jamie's mom and sister . . . everyone was so grateful and appreciative of all that we did to celebrate Molly's upcoming marriage.
I was sorry to see the day end.