dan and his siblings hosted such a pretty party for their parents. way to go, party planning committee! it's fun to live underfoot and listen to shanna gush about the magical evening (dave, you pulled it off! what a night). shanna was a florist when dan was younger and is an amazing hostess; she's always pleased as punch (and appreciative) of such special occasions. amy did an amazing job with decorations. i enjoyed being the sounding board for her great ideas and helping pick out the right table topper fabric. am sad i didn't get any photos of everyone whipping this party into shape in those last minutes. as we were lighting the candles and tying ribbons, i couldn't help but chuckle at how this older generation likes to arrive on the dot. they all showed up right on time!
i snapped the last photo of my in-laws before they departed, well into the evening. i don't think they wanted it to end. (in fact they are watching the slideshow dvd right this moment. they were too busy mingling to watch it at the event! mary, i love the soundtrack.) happy golden fiftieth Elbert and Shanna..
the venue: gorgeous garden park ward
the invitations: custom, posted here
the outfit: urban outfitters skirt / tj maxx blouse
french themed sugar cookies: the cookie lady
fifty facts: compiled by their kids / inspired by megan's wedding
flowers: cut by dan from grandma bernice's garden
entertainment: a slideshow & sophie's antics
favors: crate & barrel gelato cups & spoons
p.s. can you spot the two red headed grandchildren? they inherited it from grandpa elbert himself!