As everybody knows, hosting a party takes a bit of work.
Cleaning and cooking and all that stuff.
We were hosting an engagement dinner party
for Justin and his fiance, Madison. I love to entertain and lets just
say its been awhile.... since I opened the store I really don't have
time to do this kind of thing anymore. But at last the hour was upon us,
so I clicked off a couple of pics of the house all clean and sparkly,
after putting on a little black dress and now I was ready to celebrate!
Even Sylvia, Justin and Madison's little girl schnoodle,
got a trip to the groomer
for the big party. We all decided we liked her
former look better, all scruffy and adorable, so this may
be the last time we see her trimmed up.
Tobey went to the groomer as well. Here he is relaxing
while his mother is busy ironing a white table cloth and vacuuming the house.
Yes, the house was ready for a party~and this time I wasn't cooking!
I had a caterer bring us the food and do the set up and
I can only say it made for such an enjoyable
experience on my part! Much less stress and planning needed!
We were having 18 people, all family members,
and I tried to make sure there were enough seats gathered
together so we could sit and talk and get to
know one another as the families had yet to meet.
So lots of extra seating was squeezed in here and there
and it ended up working our perfectly!
Right before the guests arrived I managed to get Madison and Justin
outside for a quick photo shoot.
I got some nice pictures, and this one was taken
right after we finished. I thought it was very sweet.
Justin and Madison
Two brothers, Two sisters...One Happy Couple!
Then inside the guests arrived a few at a time and more photos were snapped.
This is Taylor, Madison's little sister.
They both looked beautiful and were brimming with excitement!
At this moment it was as if the party swirled around the happy couple
and only when I called them did they look up from their conversation
with one another. I was getting the message to put down the camera,
so I only had a couple more clicks left in me that night
without getting everybody nervous.
Ok, one more private moment...its a once in a lifetime affair,
and I wanted to give them something they will really treasure as the years go by.
The party was in full swing and as I walked into the kitchen I saw Colin with my camera!
Hah! I loved it! There would be a pic of me at the party afterall.
Mr. Maison Decor is right behind me. At the beginning of the night
Colin did take a posed photo of us in the dining room.
Its rare we get a pic together, as I am usually the one taking all of the photos.
Mr and Mrs Maison Decor, has a nice ring to it, don't you think?!
A cute moment with Sylvia and Mr. Maison Decor on the sofa during the party.
Waving at the camera is Madison's grandfather, Ray,
while my mother (Justin's grandmother) tickled the ivories.
I pretended I forgot how to play the piano and I asked her to sit down
and refresh my memory. It worked like a charm!
We even played a duette and then she was on her own!
Before we knew it the night had come to an end~
everyone had a great time and we loved Madison's family!
So thankful and grateful for the love they share and
we look forward to what the future holds.
If you want to see me playing the piano with my mom
while my mother in law looks on, click on the arrow.