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  1. Hi I'm Amanda
    August 2, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Your parents look great! And the party looks fabulous!! I'm having my girlfriend come to my daughters birthday party in Sept. to take pictures, but I'm always start off great and then get too busy. So with her help, I won't miss any photo opportunities, and were doing a little photo booth too.


  2. Heather
    August 2, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Absolutely lovely!


  3. Amy @ Fig Milkshakes (Home and DIY)
    August 2, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Oh, I so agree – I even prefer a simple party, and the focus is on the people and not so much on the lavish decor. It was just a stroke of genius to use their original wedding colors!


  4. Rach
    August 3, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    Amazing! Love the ideas for low cost options.
    My favorite is the chalkboard…beautiful!
    And we share the same anniversary as your parents. : ) they have 28 years on us though…. : )


  5. Debra Kapellakis
    August 3, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    It was simple and pretty. I like it. The funny photo's at the end are priceless. lol


  6. Amy - while wearing heels
    August 4, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Simply elegant. What a beautiful job. The details you thought of, even on a budget, show how much you love your parents. I loved seeing the enlarged wedding picture…timeless. Your mom looks like she could be celebrating her 40th birthday not 40th anniversary.


  7. Miss Char
    August 5, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Julie, your party warmed my heart, what a wonderful gift for your parents. Not the gift of a fancy catered party but the gift of children who took the time to make everything personal and loving for a special day. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Amanda
    August 5, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Love it! Everything was beautiful! You definitely gave me some ideas for future parties!


  9. Shannon
    March 14, 2015 @ 7:53 am

    Julie, I love every bit of this! I have one question-what did you do for invitations? I hope you don't mind if I steal all of these great ideas for my 30th anniversary party this summer!


    • Julie
      March 14, 2015 @ 3:34 pm

      So glad you like it, Shannon! We really didn't do formal invites for this- as I recall, we just sent informal evites! Have fun planning yours!


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