Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Greetings Blogland ! As I explained in my last post August was a whirlwind of a month for me which is why I have been MIA. I'm back from several road trips, well rested and ready to catch up on the blog. It will probably take me several posts, which is cool, so I can dust off the blog just in time for the fall.

First Up my Parents 30th Anniversary Party in Pictures..............

We picked a Creole inspired restaurant downtown in the warehouse district, sitting on the water way.  My parents had never been there, so that was a major plus for us.  It was a nice intimate gathering of about 45 people

The photo invitation was created by my sister. She is super talented I swear. My parents didn't actually see it until the party & they loved it. The restaurant created a special menu listing the entrĂ©e choices and it was personalized too but I didn't get a photo of it.

The centerpieces we created that day for the tables at the restaurant. We took them home & enjoyed them for the rest of the weekend !

My parents arriving at the Party !
My dad is actually wearing the EXACT same suit that he married my mother in 30 years ago.  We arrived two days before the party  & when discussing what he planned to wear, he told us that he could still fit it. We didn't believe it, so we may him try it on ! I promptly took it to the Dry Cleaners and my Beau and my BIL took my dad shopping for a new white shirt. My daddy was looking so fresh and so clean ! LOL

I created a memento by putting their photo on a mat. My nieces made sure that all the guests at the party signed it.  We presented the framed finished product  to my parents the day after the party.

Me my mom and my niece Savannah at the Dinner Party.

Me and my Dad posing for a picture.

Daddy's Little Girls all grown up.

What is an Anniversary Party without a slide show ? Mr. Mixologist was the technical support for the party presenting the slideshow flawlessly.

My parents truly enjoyed the food, the venue, the ambiance, the family, friends and fun.

My high school Band Director's Jazz Trio performed that evening and gave a shout out to my parents for their Anniversary between sets. We really enjoyed the entertainment & my parents now want to come back downtown for a date night ! LOL

Of course we had to have the photo cake with the Old School Wedding Photo along with a current day photo. My parents thought it was lovely.

We got our money's worth out of the centerpieces that we made with the fresh flowers by setting them up all over the house and using them to decorate the table with the wine & champagne glasses. That is what you call double duty ! LOL

My niece Savannah giving a Toast to her Grandparent's. She was hilarious.

My other niece Olivia, reading a poem that she wrote especially for her Grandparents on their special day. She was pretty funny too.

My parents actually met, through my Mom's cousin Danny who was in the military with my Dad.  My mom dropped my cousin off at the National Guard Armory one day, my dad saw her and was instantly smitten.  He insisted that Danny make the introduction and as they say.....the rest is history !

Dad thanking Danny for the introduction!
The Party was a complete success and worth all of the stress of the last few months.  My next blog will detail how we surprised our parents with their  actual Anniversary gift.  I will post that on Friday.

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I'm glad the party was a success. I knew it would be because you had put sooo much thought and work into the planning. I know your parents were pleased. It looks like everyone had fun.

Beautifully Complex said...

Everyone had a great time.
One of my mom's friends actually sent a Thank you card to me & my sister to my parents house, thanking us for the invitation !
It feels really good to be able to do something special my parents who deserve it. They have sacrificed so much for us.

Tiffany In Houston said...

Ya'll did that!!

You are giving me some good idea for my folks anniversary. They are coming up on 42 years this year!

Beautifully Complex said...

Thank you.
Long marriages should be celebrated. Let me know if you need anything. Garden Ridge and Michael's are your friends ! LOL

Anonymous said...

Aww, I love this!! You and your sister did a wonderful job and I'm glad that your parents and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!!

Beautifully Complex said...

Thanks so much. We all enjoyed ourselves.