Considering our house is two hours away from any major city in Saskatchewan, we were so happy with the efforts that all of our friends and family made to come out!! It was so great to have everybody there and it meant a lot that they could all make it. There were way more people than we ever expected - but I always say, "the more, the merrier".
Since the interior decorating of our house was inspired by a Swedish Cottage, we thought that an appropriate food theme would also be Swedish. We had a smorgasbord of gravlax, beet root salad and venicen burgers (and of course mushroom burgers) all cooked up on our new bbq. The food was wonderful and we thank everyone for all of the help you gave us in preparing the food.
The party also coincided with the birthday of Dominic's father and our dear friend Kris with a K. While we normally would have a party to celebrate both birthdays, Kris is currently living in Australia and of course couldn't be here. But we dedicated many shots to him and hope he had a wonderful birthday in Aus!!
Although these photos were not taken the day of the party, this is what I wore. I thought the lady-like inspiration of this dress was a perfect party hostess outfit. I love the fact that I can look like a home-maker and look like I know how to throw a party, when in reality, my wonderful husband did all of the food and drink preparations. I am ever glad I am a woman wearing this dress in 2010 as compared to a woman wearing the dress in the 1950's, as I am sure she would have done ALL of the preparations for the party while taking care of her four children. Oh the joys that feminism have brought us!!
Jean Jacket: Gap
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