Today we dedicated Elle at church and then had family come back to our house after the service for a simple lunch. I wanted the decorations to be simple, inexpensive and yet elegant.
When we got married we registered for the Pottery Barn champagne bucket. I adore the shape and how elegant it is. It was the foundation of my $6 arrangement. Yes, that enormous arrangement cost me $6.
Trader Joe’s had these amazing white snapdragons for $6 a bunch and I filled the rest of the vase with ivy that I snipped off from our tree out back. I have a bunch of snipped ivy in hopes of generating some roots on them so I can transplant them to window boxes and a couple of other locations.
I set up a buffet on the kitchen table and we ate outside since it was such a gorgeous day. Our meal was simple with grilled chicken (I did two different types of marinades… Lowry’s Santa Fe Chili is amazing), a salad my mom made and corn on the cob. Easy breezy.
Here is the star of the day! Elle’s dress is Ralph Lauren and it is one piece of clothing I will definitely save of hers. It is so adorable, girly and well made. My mom found it in Lord & Taylor in a bigger size so I just ordered it online… love snagging his stuff of clearance!
This is Gram (my mom’s mom). She’s basically a dream grandmother.
Doesn’t Elle look so peaceful with my mom? Mom and I showed up at church this morning wearing the exact same necklace (Stella and Dot). You aren’t seeing any photos of me today because I didn’t look so good in any of them… 🙁
This has to be one of my favorite photos of all time:
Kim (my sister), Gram and Papa
Isn’t Gram’s necklace dynamite?
This photo is pretty awkward but I thought Drew and AJ were adorable in it. 🙂
There you have it… our super simple dedication Sunday where we committed to raising Elle in a Christian home and being solid Godly examples to her. It was such a great blessing to be surrounded by family and church friends who will help us do that!
Today is the first day in the Summer Celebration series. Head on over to Making Home Base to check out Chelsea’s great nautical wreath!