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With our friends Chris and Megan Saunders, Clay and I have been planning a couples’ wedding shower for our engaged friends, Domenic and Nicole.  We reserved the Manor House space at Sanybyrn Hall and prepared a shower for 30 guests.  But first…we needed a fun theme!

Dom, a pilot, is gone much of the week flying for a regional airline while Nicole has spent months planning their dream wedding, using a color palette of red, black and white.  The couple also registered for a Mikasa china pattern with hearts….thus establishing our theme “Love is in the air”! 

The date was set for February, almost exactly one month before the wedding and we were able to utilize the heart-shaped decor of Valentine’s Day.  Megan and I had fun conjuring up “sweet” and “lovey” details, including serving champagne and strawberries, heart-shaped doilies and sweet (no pun intended!) favors that shared a fun message with the use of candy names (thanks Megan!)!

From beautiful flowers to classic linens, we focused on using sky blue and bright red to decorate the room.  We had a great time decorating the room with bunting, flowers and LOTS of hearts and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves!

Dom and Nicole are working to plan their honeymoon and registered at Upon Our Star, an online registry where guests can purchase fun gifts like “Dinner for 2 on the beach” or “Scuba Diving lessons”.  Purchasing these gifts is super easy for guests; simply search for the couple’s name, choose the fun gift on their registry and a notification is sent directly to the email address on file for the couple! 

Sadly, we forgot to take a picture of the hosts with the guests of honor!  😦  Overall, a great success: good friends, yummy finger foods, champagne (!) and lots of “love in the air”!  (HAHAHA! I couldn’t resist!)