Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pink Peonies and a Sisterhood Retreat

We had a retreat for the women in my Church, It was amazing, and beautiful! As the guests arrived they were told to turn at the flower on the mailbox. We were all able to escape away to a beautiful home in Springville. {thanks liz!}

We decided to go with shades of pink representing sisterhood, We filled large mason jars with peonies in light pink and hot pink, we were lucky to get a tent at the last minute{thank goodness} because it really made the whole thing come together! White table cloths, and pink tissue paper flowers hanging, and we had the perfect girly party!

Our water bottles even had a special touch.

It was group effort, as you see these beautiful ladies prepping in the kitchen.

The menu was simple and delicious, Turkey and Havarti on Baguette with Kettle chips and Grapes. I love that the sandwiches are all wrapped up!

We also served individual Double Chocolate Bundts and Lemon Bundts with a Lemon Glaze!

The flowers kept getting prettier throughout the day.

Ariana taught a short Gardening Class and we all planted Basil and Tomatoes.

We also participated in a service project, we made Crib Tags for our Local Hospital NICU.

We were so fortunate to have two guest speakers, Cami Kapp above with her sister, and Mandi Sittler below. Both speakers were very uplifting and encouraging!

We were surrounded by horses and Butterfly's! It was gorgeous!

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped to pull this off. It really was a lovely retreat!

{click here to view last years retreat or here and here for other fun events}


Tara and David said...

Oh how I miss this ward. You guys all look so beautiful. What a fun time that must have been. My ward does nothing like this...I miss felling the connection between sisters.

BECKY said...

Wow, that looks so perfectly executed. Great job on the details. It sounds like such a refreshing retreat!

Missy said...

Looks like it turned out beautifully. I love all the details!