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Thursday, January 27, 2022


 My daughter's wedding was a very intimate event, with just twelve family members witnessing and celebrating with them.  The day itself was absolutely gorgeous.  Cold, crisp and sunny.  It had snowed the day before, so there was a beautiful skim coat of snow on the ground and flocking on the evergreens.

The intimate ceremony was followed by a lovely dinner.  Close friends of the bride and groom just also happen to include event planning expertise and a chef.   A delicious menu was developed by Chef Joe.  Three absolutely scrumptious appetizers, followed by an equally delicious main course.  It was bliss.

I decided I needed to make a menu so that the guests could see exactly what Joe had prepared and also to provide a keepsake for the Bride and Groom to remember this amazing dining experience they had on their wedding night. 

I had already had a gold foil theme going with the placecards, so I had to include some gold foil.  I mounted the finished menu on black cardstock since we used black tablecloths and chair covers.  Other touches included, clear acrylic chargers with gold edges, and the china was ivory with a gold border.  It was so elegant!

My original intent was to gold foil the monogram that I had placed on the menu, however I realized my one hour of gold foil experience with the placecards wasn't going to cut it.  I have a lot more to learn on the technique before I can master the intricacies of a monogram (my practice run, proved that).  So, I opted for the "abstract" look I had put on the namecards. 

I made the actual menu with the use of my silhouette software, then printed it out, gold foiled the edges and mounted it on the cardstock.   That evening, I placed it on an easel alongside the bridal bouquet where Chef Joe was serving the appetizers.    It was a magical evening and turned out exactly as my daughter had visualized that makes this Mother of the Bride, very happy.                                                                                                   

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