Happy Six Month Anniversary!
 

Although I don’t think it would be difficult to keep this going another six months, life moves on and I’m behind on posting about a lot of other wonderful occasions. So, it’s time to finish up Michelle and Hayden’s special day. Maybe later I’ll add some posts on the beautiful family luncheon and some of the preparation for the party, but for now, on to the reception.

They worked together to design and make their welcome sign. Isn’t it beautiful?

We held the reception in the garden of the Springville Museum of Art, which turned out to be the perfect place to celebrate a perfect couple.

We had fun adding their personal touch to the decorations, which started with the sign-in table.

Because the garden was beautiful just by itself, the only decorating we felt we needed were a few centerpieces for the tables. The wrought iron tables on the patio didn’t even need tablecloths. Simple and easy is the way to go!

Michelle and Cayson (on the left) were nursery buddies in California. He’s now a famous musician, and we were lucky he was available to provide the music. It, too, fit just perfectly.

Dad’s hand was in the food, but that’s okay, since he was paying for it! Marvellous Catering did a wonderful job, and they were great to work with, even long distance. It really was nice to not have to worry over the food. In fact, I felt like I didn’t have to worry about anything and could just enjoy visiting with friends and family. What a treat that was.

Stuffed mushrooms, meatballs, shrimp, chicken skewers and potstickers with sauce.

We used the same person as Nicala did for the cake, and once again he did a great job. Michelle just wanted a plain white cake, and she dressed it up herself with greens and flowers from her florist.

Michelle isn’t necessarily into doing things “just because it’s a tradition,” but she did agree to cut the cake, although we didn’t make a super big deal about it. And once the actual wedding cake was gone, there was a Costco sheet cake to cut and serve, because having an inexpensive and delicious Costco cake at parties is a genuine Whitaker tradition.
While we were delighted to celebrate Michelle and Hayden, we were also delighted to spend a bit of time with family and friends we hadn’t seen in a long, long time.
Finally, it was time for the party to be over. No confetti, no birdseed, no bubbles, no sparklers, but that’s okay. Good wishes, cheers and hugs were plenty satisfactory.
And a vintage car didn’t hurt either.
Thanks for some wonderful memories. Best wishes for continued joy and happiness in the years ahead!