Thursday, June 21, 2012

Silver Anniversary Celebration.

Front door decoration

Robert and I had a wonderful time celebrating our 25th anniversary with friends last night! I loved using all of my pretty silver pieces (many of which were wedding gifts), and I was very happy with how my food turned out. A couple of the recipes are elsewhere on my blog. I'm glad to share any others.

Dining Room table

Close-up of centerpiece flowers. These were stunning and they smelled so good!

Breakfast Room Table set up for drinks

I served Cocktail Beef Wellingtons with Bernaise Sauce, Stilton Tart with Cranberry Chutney, Aegean Olives, Maple Salmon Bites, Cajun Shrimp, Pancetta Medallions with Goat Cheese and Pear. I was happy with how everything turned out, and people ate a lot

Robert and me with my cousin Ted and his wife Susan. They have also been married 25 years this summer. Notice the silver bracelet on my right arm that was my anniversary present from Robert. It's beautiful and was a total surprise!

Toasting 25 wonderful years!

Cutting our silver anniversary cake (it was delicious - I did not make this!)

Vivian surprised us and came downstairs. She usually shuns crowds, but she was so sweet - didn't even try to throw anything at anyone!

Robert and me with our sweet Vivian

Robert with his sisters and brother

What a treat to be able to celebrate with friends and family!

A sweet and talented friend made this beautiful shadow box for us. The white heart is our wedding date, the red hearts our children's birthdays and the silver heart our 25th anniversary date. The other hearts contain passages from an old book with words pertinent to our life. What a wonderful gift!

Looking forward to the next 25!


The 5 Bickies said...

Happy Annivesary!
Looks like a wonderful celebration.
Excited to hear more about your trip in the fall.

Les Hon said...

Happy Anniversary!

amanda said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful celebration. I don't comment often, but had to note how much I think Dots looks like Robert's sister. I had to do a double take.

Jane said...

Congratulations on your first 25 and here's to many more happy years ahead! I'm so glad you're part of our family and that you share so much of your wonderful lives with all of us. Thank you for that. Be sure to give Robert my love as well.

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Robert! Your celebration party looked beautiful and I loved that Vivian joined the celebration too! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer thus far!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Eloise!!! it looks like a beautiful celebration with your loved ones. Everything looks so wonderful. Congratulations.

The Mrs. said...

What a wonderful party. You guys are two cute and look way too young for 25!!!!!

linda said...

Happy Anniversary!