Carson's recent 16th-birthday dinner began with an invitation suite from Leslie Vega Design. I looked for months for printables to fit our blue-and-white theme. What a blessing it was to discover the event stationery above -- originally wedding invitations -- just days before this section was removed from her site. Leslie does mostly brand design for vendors in the photography, wedding, or creative industry. Her designs set the tone for our celebration perfectly. Along with the invitation and response card shown above, Leslie also designed place cards, a reply envelope, and a special surprise for Carson. Keep scrolling to see that keepsake.
For Carson's party, I pulled together all of my blue-and-white porcelain for tablescapes in his favorite hue.
Our kitchen table looked pristine. See more of that setting here.
Click the link above to find the set of six dinner plates I ordered to fill out our collection of Spode transferware.
This post shows more of our dining room, also dressed up in our signature colors.
This print shares a portion of Carson's favorite scripture, Psalm 46. Leslie also incorporated a verse into the invitation. Framed for the party, the passage now serves as wall decor in his bedroom and a memento of our special gathering.
Votives from TJ Maxx made sweet favors, each with a hydrangea bloom. These posies decorated our tables before going home with guests. In the weeks since the party, we have all reminisced about our enjoyable evening surrounded by family. We are so proud of Carson and thankful for the love that surrounds him.