It took an army of family and friends to get the room decorated. The Civic Center Music Hall was the place to be, more importantly, the Hall of Mirrors located on the second floor. A description of the hall from the Civic Center web site . . . "This grand historic ballroom on the Grand Tier level of the Civic Center Music Hall boasts original 1930s architectural styling and elegance. The 5,000 square foot room, with breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, makes for an inviting and functional space for weddings. Parquet wood floors throughout the room allow for flexible seating models, and a built-in stage with staircase is the perfect place for presentations or entertainment."
Kealey, the maid of honor and her mother Sandy, (who came from Iowa) helped to tie some on too.
In the end the tables were beautiful.
After a great Italian dinner and some awesome Tiramisu it was gift opening time.
The flower girls were given the book bags I had made. They each got their own initial charm bracelets too.
Brady was excited to find a DS game in his bag.
And I'm pretty sure Alex was excited too, he just didn't show it.
We were given a Flip video camera. This was a complete surprise to us and something we didn't expect. However with that said, we will have a ball with it for blog entries. We can now video the Blacksmith's demos, the craft fairs, the dog, the camping trips in our little Casita, and of course, the grand kids.
We locked up about 8:30 and headed for the hotel. However, the partying got started there again. The bar was open and the drinks were rolling. We crashed about 11 and left the fun to the younger ones. After all, mother of the bride needed some beauty sleep.
More to come!