A Weekend Wedding

I have been away for a short while spending time with family but I’m back now.   Last Wednesday Kyle flew home so he could come with us to a family wedding.  Thursday we left and drove to the mountains up in the very north east corner of Georgia.  Greg’s first cousins’ daughter was getting married on Saturday and the weekend was full of family time.  Thursday night a Bar-b-que at the lake house, Friday night a party at a marina on the lake, and then Saturday was the wedding and reception at one of the country clubs overlooking the lakes.  The views everywhere were just beautiful!  We spent lots of time with cousins, aunts, uncles, more cousins, second cousins, grandparents, etc.  Plus we met the grooms family – with what seemed like an equal amount of cousins…  And then Sunday driving back home we stopped and spent the afternoon with my family – my parents, brother, niece and nephew.  Monday I took Kyle back to the airport to fly back to San Francisco.  I think he had a worthwhile trip seeing almost every relative in one quick trip home!

There was a little Stampin’ Up! included in the weekend.  First off I went up to the lake house and spent a day with Jan a few weeks ago – we made Hospitality/welcome bags that would be in all the guest rooms when they arrived for the weekend.

welcome-bag-partsWe cut tags from Very Vanilla card stock using the Chalk Talk framelits and stamped “welcome” from a retired stamp set on each tag using Early Espresso ink.  Then tied Gold Baker’s Twine on each tag.   We cut the Early Espresso scalloped tulle (on the clearance rack) to tie on the handle – then the welcome tag was tied on to it.

On the front of each bag I created a name and date piece in My Digital Studio and then printed it on Very Vanilla card stock.  Each piece was cut to size and the top was cut with one of the edgelits and the Big Shot.  Those were all glued to a piece of Old Olive card stock and then glued to the front of each bag.

welcom-bag

I also made a sign to sit by the guest book – I used My Digital Studio and printed it on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the Fast Fuse adhesive and attached it to a think piece of card board so that it would stand up on the plate stand.  I tied a piece of the Early Espresso Tulle to the stand.

guest-book-sign

And here are a few other photos I thought I would share –

the bride and groom

the bride and groom

the next generation - the kids from Greg and his first cousins that were at the wedding

the next generation – the kids from Greg and his first cousins that were at the wedding lined up in age order

 

Kyle, Tyler, me, Greg and Ryan

Kyle, Tyler, me, Greg and Ryan

my 3 boys and my niece and nephew

my 3 boys and my niece and nephew

 

sisters

sisters

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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