Let's pretend that there isn't an umbrella in the picture above. It was beautiful outside, but maybe a little too beautiful for the dessert table. 90-something degrees with no shade makes for a little melted chocolate...hence the umbrella. Melted or not, I think the red, white, and aqua color scheme really came across well on the dessert bar! The Jones soda really brought it all together I think.
We made an angel food cake covered in whipped cream and strawberries as the centerpiece. It may or may not have sunk by the time we tried to cut it due to the sweltering temperatures.
I cut out some striped paper to line the plates with for a little extra color. We also had red plates and aqua polka-dotted napkins!
The garland and banner were made using my Cricut and sewn together. I love the way they looked against the white backdrop (which probably should have been steamed, but that just wasn't going to happen since we were running a little behind on time).
I put together some little vases of button mums and carnations for each table.
Here's the bride getting ready to test out the delicious chicken salad sandwiches my mom and aunt made!We eventually had to bring everything inside when it was time for the gift opening. At that point, the guests were starting to melt too. But regardless of the heat, the bride was happy and that's really all that matters.
The rest of the weekend was a little more relaxed but just as hot! Good thing we spent most of it in a boat. I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day!