Tuesday, October 5, 2010

autumn L♡VE: nie nie's dinner party

When it comes to women who are inspiring & uplifting, Stephanie Nielson is up at the tippity top of that list. In every way she is a bright light & I feel grateful to call her my friend. Opening an invitation in the mail for her annual welcome autumn dinner was the perfect way to start off this wonderful season.
I remember her birthday party last July, I was in awe at how she effortlessly attended to every detail. From the delicious menu to the beautiful scene she created in her backyard, & this autumn dinner party was no different.
Apples from her tree for the boys place setting and nail polish for the girls.
Hello my man...

She really out did herself with a record player serenading us with Norah Jones, red chairs, baskets of fresh fruit, salmon, homemade cobbler... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Oh, and her boots. Cutest boots. If those don't welcome autumn I don't know what will. (from anthropologie)

In the end, the evening was magical as we talked under the stars & candlelight. Collin and I joked that it's always so fun to get out and have a nice conversation with adults, besides talking to little kiddos. He was right, it was.

PS Stephanie also recently spoke at BYU about Recapturing Beauty and so many people came from all over to hear her speak. The place was packed and the spirit there was strong as she shared her experiences & her light with us. Also, had the chance to thank everyone there for prayers for her and her family which you could tell meant a lot to her.
Thanks Stephanie!

15 comments:

Lynnae said...

Her blog has inspired me as well. What a special night!

Shirley said...

She amazes and inspires me and it must be an honor to call her your friend. Looks like a beautiful evening.

Sara Ancich said...

the boots are fabulous... i have to say the whole party looked like it could have been out of anthropologie! Her blog is one of my daily stops. how special to be able to call her your friend.

Maggie said...

How are you doing? that looks like an awesome party..
Have a fabulous weekend..
Maggie
http://maggielamarre.com

Bonnie said...

She is amazing that she can totally turn her experience into something inspiring and positive. The garden and table settings looked amazing!

Lara said...

That looks like fun, so beautiful too!

Emily said...

She is an inspiration to all of us--her blog and her story is amazing. You are so lucky to call her a friend. I wish I could throw such beautiful parties at my house!

Rhonna Farrer said...

love your photos of this, liz! & you were so right...the style of Stephanie is soo scrumptious....along with her Spirit! Loved sitting w/ you during her amazing talk...
...so amazing.
xox
r

Melanie said...

She is so inspirational. It looks like it was a fabulous party. You are lucky to be friends with her. It all looks beautiful, just like she is.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful party. That is such a great idea. I am so glad you and Collin had a chance to get together with friends. So important. children are a blessing and so are friendships. Blessings!

Jean said...

The pictures are amazing and the party looks like it was so special. She is such an inspiration as a mother and a person. What an honor to know her!

Laurie said...

Looked like a fabulous time, not that we don't all love our little sprouts, but it is nice to get out and have some fun with the hubby!

Ann Marie said...

That's it, I need to move to Utah. All the fun stuff goes on in Utah!

Charin said...

Love the pictures! :) Her blog inspires me...kinda like yours does, Elizabeth! :)

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

She inspires me daily. Such an amazing woman. You are both lucky to have such wonderful friends!