Friday, October 21, 2011

From Sarasota to Stockholm; Swedish Sendoff Dinner

Last nights Swedish Sendoff for Cami & Christian was complete and utter per.fec.tion!
Hosted by Caleb & Courtney,  {i promise all of my friends don't start with C's ...} who went above and beyond.
I thought I was just coming to a picnic ... but i should have known because with
 our friends, it's never just anything. 
it was sooo dreamy.
we arrived to see candles draped in banyan trees, a chandelier with babies breath hung from a tree branch, swedish flags lined the way to the party ... people stopped and stared.  some even came up to us, b/c they couldn't resist letting us know just how special it all looked.
{i understand these people, i would do the same
Skål!  = Swedish for Cheers

swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and asparagus!  yummm!
{favorite part of the evening- we each had to write about what we think the person to the left will be doing in one year. . .
some people seemed to write for ages.  ( : ... should make for good reads in one year.
  and then on the other side - all about us today.}

Cami & Christian - we love you!
Wishing you tons of success in Sweden!
xoxoxox 

39 comments:

  1. WOW, looks like a perfect night! the photos are breathtaking :)


    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  2. Oh wow! That looks just magical! What a fun way to be sent off on a new adventure overseas!

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  3. These pictures are breathtaking! I am in love with the table setting they are so beautiful, what a beautiful sendoff dinner! & I love the idea of writing about what the person next to you will be doing in a year, what a fun way to make a little party interesting!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  4. wow, it looks like something out of a magazine!

    Amazing.

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  5. I definitely would've been the kind of person to go up and compliment this party...so gorgeous!

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  6. wow. i wish i had friends that did stuff like this...are these people party planners or are they just super awesome at entertaining?? either way, im jealous.

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  7. so beautiful! sarah, your photos are beautiful!! have you ever thought of getting into event photography?? ps your friend kinda looks like sienna miller (aka she's gorg)

    xo

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  8. oh.my.gosh. I don't think my friends would even begin to know how to put something like this together. Sooo beautiful!!

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  9. Lots like such an amazing night - very magical!

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  10. This look absolutely wonderful! You are blessed to have such great friends! Is this at the park by Marina Jacks?? I love that park at sunset!

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  11. Wow what great friends! This is absolutely dreamy. I bet you miss them so much!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  12. ok I LOVE that idea about writing what the person to your left will be doing in a year. Will you all get back together and read them in a year? I can see there be lots of laughs in that one.

    Also, AMAZING pictures. The scenery/decorating is just amazing.

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  13. Oh. My. Goodness. The setting is so dreamy, I can't even stand it!!! Those chandeliers, the table setting...wow.

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  14. BEAUTIFUL! It reminds me of what you would see in magazines or on pinterest!!!! I need some lanterns to put candles in as to not catch the trees on fire :)
    What a lovely, lovely occasion!

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  15. looks like a lovely party- your group of friends are awesome! and this banyan tree reminds me of the one in Lahaina, Maui.. Have you been?

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  16. INCREDIBLE..... no other words needed. :)

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  17. Whoa! That is seriously gorgeous! What sweet friends you have.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  18. what a beautiful night...your friends are lovely!

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  19. I agree with everyone else, it was a magical night! Everything was absolutely perfect. You pictures and kind words are so sweet. We have some amazing friends, so blessed :)

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  20. LOVE this lighting fixtures and the twinkle lights. Looks like it was a beautiful event!!

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  21. What an amazing location and a well thought out evening! Your friends must feel so loved on. What a great group!

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  22. How gorgeous. The setting looks like something right out of a movie or magazine spread. I may have to start hanging out with your friends :)

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  23. okaaaay prettiest party everrr.

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  24. Tablescape shots are gorgeous and the people are too :)
    must have been a wonderful event!

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  25. This is STUNNING! Looks like it was a brilliant night. Have a wonderful weekend. Xo

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  26. What a beautiful evening! I love love love the flower draped chandeliers!

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  27. What an amazingly beautiful night! That scene looks a lot like one of my dream wedding scenarios. Beautiful!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. WOW! What a magical dinner with gorgeous pictures and a night of what I am sure is now filled with lovely memories!

    Liesl :)

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  29. Tucker this looks like such a fabulous night!!! :-) Serious amazing decor!

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  30. that's so beautiful...
    i love the chandelliers hanging on the tree

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  31. what a glorious evening!! that fourth picture of the table setting is absolutely breathtaking!! you and your besties are so chic and fab. xoxo

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  32. spectacular is certainly the word for this affair! so. much. fun. best wishes to your friends.

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  33. Beautiful and Amazing! Looks like a magical evening!
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  34. beautiful ! and swedes are hot. damn. :)

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  35. wow how incredible! I just love your pictures every time!
    ktdaily.blogspot.com

    Katie

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