it was at my aunt and uncle's house in minster, ohio - a beautiful 75 degree summer day! i shared some photos the week of june 23 - but here are many more!
in the end, my sister always appreciates everything i do for her and i love her more than anything ~ her reaction, our guests who came (many from very far away), and how much fun we had that day (and night)- made the months of planning all worth it.
a special thank you to the meirings for allowing us to turn your house into this… and for all of the help! my (always calm) dad and helpful brother were too much- along with everyone else (so many of you) my mom, aunts, uncle jim, mr. monaco, friends, cousins - thank you so much.
the rolling pin was one of the gifts I have to her
handmade in poland and arrived that morning!
it says 'homemade with love by jess' …
rachel's cakes- located in anna, ohio made the aMaZinG cakes
she's an artist and planning on featuring her soon on simply love- so sweet to work with!
jess always loved popcorn tins growing up- chicago style
so i planned out a popcorn bar … it was hit.
the printables- etsy
tins- garden ridge/home goods
popcorn- amazon (it was delicious!!)
guests dropped off their favorite recipe when they walked in...
i had gray/white chevron organization tabs inside the recipe box (one of my gifts for her)
the favors were k.hall vases (made in st. louis) vintage handkerchiefs, coffee with a tag that said - 'the perfect brew- thanks a latte for coming' and a gold tipped feather
each guest read a mad lib when she opened their gift (i feel like this makes it so much more personal) along with a few 'how well do you know jess and bassey' games
"i carry your heart with me -- i carry it in my heart."
this piece was a surprise gift from bassey- back during their cincinnati days.
when i put the mirror up that week -
there was a cute note from him (from several years ago) on it.
~thanks so much again for all the love and messages ~
i love you, jess, and hope you had the best time!
cheers to the soon-to-be bride -- the future mrs. eno-idem!