not quite what your grandma used to make...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Retro Remedy Got Hitched!

Well... technically M and I got hitched back in December - we ran off and eloped at a BEAUTIFUL B&B in Wallingford, VT called the White Rock Inn.  But yesterday we made it official with family and friends by having a Mustache Garden Party at the historic garden at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's House here in Portland.


We couldn't have asked for better weather, all the planning and hard work that had me runnin ragged for the last few weeks paid off - everything went as planned.  

Megs (under my close supervision) and I made all the food, the sangria and the iced tea.  And my craftiness was everywhere.  


Some were on sticks (like opera glasses), while others were self-adhesive for a more "genuine" effect.

(my Dad and I - )

I also made all the table cloths out of this fantastic yellow and white checked vintage fabric that I had been given by a friend. 

M also helped me make our Rice Krispie "cake" and I decorated it with blue gingham ribbon, green polka dot  ribbon, and fake flowers (good thing too - real flowers would have melted in minutes in the heat!)

And the toppers were our little handmade love birds - complete with mustaches of their own :)

After a couple hours of food and mingling my favorite part arrived - Over A Cardboard Sea - a local Portland band played for the last couple hours.  They're kitchy, cute, talented, and vintage - complete with ukuleles, singing saws, banjos, and melodic hand farts.  

It was an amazing day filled with family, friends, fun, and fancy outfits!   Too bad we can't get hitched every year!


  1. Congratulations on your double-hitching! :) The wedding looked amazing and I LOVE your cake and decorations. Many years of happiness to you both!

  2. Ohhh that looks like such fun, Also loving the cake and your pretty dress. The band shots are awesome!!

  3. Thanks ladies! It was an amazing day - well worth the work. I LOVE the band - Over a Cardboard's even from one of my favorite songs... i guess it was just meant to be ;)

  4. Congratulations! It looks fun, and those mustaches and the cake are so cute!!