Wasn’t That a Party

Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to create the floral decor for a really fun event – the 25th wedding anniversary of Deb and Les, my sister and her husband. This memorable party was attended by 250 of their closest friends and relatives. In keeping with the party personalities of the 2 hosts, the drivesheds on their farm outside Clinton, Ontario were turned into a casino and dance hall. All the florals were created with the theme in mind, so they were fun, cheerful and a little kitschy.

Poker Table Setting Trio

Casino Table Setting Trio (Photo by Michael Lant - Click on image to enlarge)

Poker Arrangement

Casino Arrangement (Photo by Michael Lant - Click on image to enlarge)

Casino arrangement:  includes large red and white gerbera daisies, bright green button mums, bright green fuji mums, rolled aespedestra leaves and sweet potato vine. Additional details include red casino chips, dice and playing cards.

If you would like the floral recipe for these centerpieces, send me a note and I will happily post it.

The entrance to the dinner tent was flanked by planters filled with palm trees erupting with oversized playing cards and edged with sweet potato vine.


Entrance (Photo by Michael Lant - Click on image to enlarge)

Hostess with the mostest and me.

Deb And Liz

Deb And Liz (Photo by Michael Lant - Click on image to enlarge)

Everyone danced, laughed, ate and played silly games until the wee hours of the morning. I think the best way to describe this unforgettable event is to use the immortal words of the Irish Rovers: “Wasn’t that a Party”!  What shall we plan for their 50th…

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  1. Posted August 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    it was an awesome party. I still remember getting dressed up in my blue flower girl dress, and parading around like a princess. I can’t believe it’s been 25 years. The decorations and flower arrangements were fantastic. Ray and I had such a blast!

  2. susan armstrong
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    The theme was fun, the arrangements were cheerful and the crowd was happy! “Thanks for the memories!”