Rooftop Party and flowers

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This weekend I helped throw a party for Hoyt's, and his good friend, Russell's 30th birthday. A group bday party with a handful of Hoyt and Russell's close friends and family. 

The invitations:

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I thought it was pretty funny. (Made from yearbookyourself.com) That was the only embarrassing thing I was allowed to do for the whole get together. Trust me, I wanted to do more.

We scored BIG with the location. Russell is a contractor for Brasfield and Gorrie, the company responsible for constructing the Pinnacle Building in downtown Nashville. It is the first new building to gain LEED Silver Certification- a national standard that measures a building's greenness, or environmental friendliness. So we were able to throw a rooftop party atop this fabulous new building!!

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Since the setting was so beautiful we didn't have to decorate much at all. We just put small arrangements of zinnias on the tables, with burlap tablecloths and some striped ones from Target. 

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birthday boys and their girls- it took about fourteen different tries to get a good picture. Hoyt is known for blinking every time someone says CHEEEEESE. Exhibit A-

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the early arrivers got to see the sunset...

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*unedited

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This giant storm cloud came rolling in... along with a swarm of black birds. All of a sudden it felt like we were overlooking Gotham City.

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Good news- it did not rain. And the weather was perfect!

On a similar note: Have you seen the new fall issue of Flower magazine? It got me really excited about the autumn season!!! It included a bunch of simple flower arrangements that are just beautiful. For example:

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Pick up the latest issue to see more! Or click here to get a subscription.

Which brings up another thing I've been wanting to post about. How cute are these cards? Stationary by Courtney Khail, spotted via flowermag blog.

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Click here for her website.

Sorry, I got a little side tracked! back to birthdays-

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This is a picture of Hoyt when he turned three.

This time he turned thirty and although he wasn't AS excited about his birthday, I think it turned out well. 

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