Weddings are becoming a theme around here!

Once you do your daughter's wedding you feel superhuman like "I can do any wedding" ....well we seem to be having that opportunity now and here is a reception that we helped put together.  A combination of the bride, the mother-in-law and our little fanatical need to make everything beautiful.  Thanks for the beautiful pictures taken by our friend Alisha Hammond, who was their wedding photographer.

Welcome!  Their wedding colors were grey and yellow.  Luckily this sweet broom topiary was in bloom with the perfect yellow flowers.

There were big tuscany pictures in this room and Kristi had the great idea of having poster size pictures of the bride and groom made and then just taped on top of the glass to look like part of the decor.  It looked amazing!  Our gift "table". 

Sarah, the bride, enjoys quilting so her guest book was quilt squares that the guests signed and could be made into a quilt later.  The ladders and twine were a great way to display them.

They had taco ladies that came and did a nice casual meal of tacos for everyone.  I'm sorry to say we don't have a picture of them in action.  This is the backdrop for their table set up though:)

Another awesome picture over the drink station.

We created a few vignettes around the room with benches, pillows, doors, frames what have you.

They had cupcakes (squared) for the wedding cake.  We didn't make those just the decor!  Kristi does all the signage for our displays.  She is a whiz at paper crafting!!

We had a crafting day to make a variety of garlands and yes I helped even though if anyone knows me I'm not a crafter and don't particularly enjoy it...at all...even though I have 4 girls...sad...I know.

The Candy "bar" station was fun to do.  Kristi brought a table from her house to display it all on.  Put your displays on cute furniture.  It makes all the difference!  Then you just add in some cute jars, books, scale and pretty candy with labels!  Awesome!

Thanks for letting us help Sarah and Austin.  Best wishes!


It's a Refresh your Nest Tea Party Bridal Shower

So you may have noticed that RYN has been on an extended vacation...
 Part of the reason is because of this girl...

 Who met a boy and they decided to get married!

And so the festivities began! Leading up to an incredible wedding day which will soon be featured right here on the RYN blog.  But you must have patience and until then, 
enjoy the pre-wedding fun and frivolity!

 It's a tea party theme (minus the tea - mostly just the pretty little finger foods!)

The shower favor was a cookie bar stocked with some of Brittany's favorites
and cute little bags to take them home.

Isn't that a plate of divine looking treats...madelines, macarons, mini cupcakes and lemon cookies!

We had to play at least one game...

The group gift was a bedroom designed for the newlyweds.  It was a surprise for Brittany, so we laid it all out upstairs in my room so she would be able to get the full effect.  

We made a "tunnel' for her to get to her big surprise!

She loved it!  Thanks to everyone who helped to put together this shower.  It was so much fun to celebrate Brittany and her upcoming adventure in love.  And much love and happiness to the newlyweds!  We will post pictures of the actual room later!

Brooke's long-distance Refresh

We're back!  We did this refresh last fall and are finally getting around to posting it.  Hopefully we can post more regularly now that our lives have calmed down a bit.  This is a room for a cute girl who lives in Arizona.  All photography is thanks to her!  We gave paint colors and they painted.  We picked items to buy and bought some stuff while they did all the installing. It worked great and they are so easy to work with.  We're doing her cute sisters room now!

This is the before.  It had never been painted which is a great blank canvas!

Here is the after... some paint, new bedding, wall art, rug, curtains = fabulousness

Wall color is Martha Stewart Winters Day.
Curtains from Target.  Love their new selections.

Nightstands courtesy of Tuesday Morning.

Artwork and accessories courtesy of good old Ross, Marshalls and Homegoods!

Brooke wanted a collage wall which we love too.

They hung everything by following a picture we took of the layout.

Found the best shaped mirror at an antique store for a bargain!  A nice little ottoman so she can use it as a makeshift vanity when needed.

You can see it better here and how it fits perfectly.  Rug courtesy of World Market.

One more before....

And after!