Graduation...what was once just a "ceremony" in my eyes now holds so much more meaning to me. Not only because this graduation design was for my very first nephew, for the first grandchild, for the golden child as we refer to him in the family, but because it made me realize how truly significant the event is. I understand why parents cry at graduation now...I was crying at his. It's because you realize how fast time really does go by, how quickly little ones grow up, how I really don't want to wish away these precious years while my children are young. My nephew was at my high school graduation, so to be at his is hard to swallow. I look at him and think, "wow, I can't believe you are all grown up." It makes me sad, it makes me proud, it makes me want to bottle my babies up.
Styling this event was hard...it made me have to admit a lot of things to myself. To admit that families grow up, that my parents are young anymore, that in 13 short years I will be doing this for my son. In the process, I realized something important though, I love my business, I love that I can create events for such significant times in people's lives.
So here's to you Keeshan, here's to your graduation that is significant on so many levels to our family. Thanks for being such a blessing to us all and thanks for graduating to remind us all that life is shorter than you think.
I hope you loved your party, I obviously loved doing it. Good luck at IU, go far, go strong, go hard...and don't forget, cherish every moment of it because the time will fly.
so while the metallic red in the backdrop was really cool, it made for not so cool pictures. bad reflection, or maybe just bad photgraphy skills:)
welcome sign personalized with a pic of the sweet grad
Event Style, custom paperie and photography: Party Pretty Design
Cookies: Taylor's Bakery
Graduation Cap Chocolates made by me, inspired by Bakerella