We wanted to keep it pretty simple, and went for a kind of vintage neutral vibe. We had lots of twine, kraft paper, and babies breath with a loose cream and brownish color scheme. We ate appetizers and desserts, and just had a nice time chatting.
It was at the Allen's home, which was great because we could do lots of set up the day before and not feel super stressed the day of. We originally wanted to get everything catered, but that didn't work out so we decided to do a lot of the food ourselves and hire two of my BFF's to help with the food prep and refilling during the party. We didn't realize it at the time, but this saved us. They were constantly running around refilling things and checking things and making sure everything was running smoothly. Without them Kim and I would have been a mess during the entire party. So, lesson learned.
Anyway, it turned out really pretty (in my ever so humble opinion), and these were the best shots I got with my limited photog. skills. I'd plan a party for someone as laid back as you any day of the week, Kyli! We're so excited to have John in the family! :)