AS OUR SON, JUSTIN, and his beautiful young lady, Anne, planned their event, their decision to pur- chase ;owers from Costco was probably the easiest to make. We’ve found that ;oral purchases from Costco for our lodging business have consistently provided the freshest, most attractive ;owers with the best variety anywhere, at the best prices. At the warehouse, Costco’s ;oral vendor, Christine, cheerfully ushered us to the back warehouse cooler and proceeded to wheel out carts full of ;owers for Anne to choose from. Anne chose bunches of deep reds, oranges, greens and yellows of predominantly gerbera daisies, her favorite ;ower. ;ese were accented with beautiful fresh greens, seeded eucalyptus and clusters of deep red berries, and the stems wrapped with deep red satin ribbon. With the ;owers, we were able to create breathtaking bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and ;oral arrangements for both the ceremony and the reception. ;e intense fall colors of these ;owers were perfect for the autumn theme of the wedding. ;ese were an absolutely stunning accent against the black tuxedos, black bridesmaids’ dresses and the white of the bride’s beautiful Victorian gown. Planning the colors and design, choosing the ;owers, working together in the preparation and enjoying the amazing results became an event in itself that intensi;ed the wonderful enjoyment of the wedding celebration.—Susan Eby, Leavenworth, Washington, mother of Justin Eby, Seattle
AS WE WERE preparing for our daughter’s marriage
in December, we discovered many things at Costco
we could use for the wedding!
;e wedding cake would have cost more than
$500, with only 200 small servings, but my daughter
saw your All-American chocolate cakes and had a
brilliant idea. Why not set three of them side by side
on pretty glass pedestals? Voilà! With the addition of
;oral cake toppers from our ;orist, we had a magnificent wedding cake for about $50! Our guests
raved about the delicious and beautiful cakes.
On the dessert bu;et we served Kirkland Signature™ European Cookies with Belgian Chocolate,
Almond Roca, Lindt Lindor Truf-;es, Ghirardelli Squares, peanuts,
almonds, smoked almonds and
cashews. Since it was wintertime, we made wassail using
Costco apple juice served in a
beautiful white crockpot to
keep it warm.
The guest tables were
decorated with red ribbon
from Costco and snapshots
of the bride and groom
through the years, processed
at your in-store photo lab.
Even the batteries for the faux
candles were from Costco.
cashews. Since it was winter-beautiful white crockpot to
at your in-store photo lab.
We also purchased a 9-foot pre-lit Christmas
tree and decorated it with gold ribbon and a set of
red tree ornaments from Costco. Underneath the
tree were gold-wrapped packages with beautiful
large gold bows, using wrapping paper and ribbon
also purchased from Costco.
MICHELLE JOHNSON, LOVE THAT SHOT
THEME WEDDING À LA COSTCO
MY DAUGHTER HAD an incredibly creative and beautiful outdoor wedding on
July 4, 2009, in Camarillo, California.
She planned the entire wedding
around an all-American, Fourth of July
theme, and Costco played a large role
in her wedding.
She chose to have apples as the
table name markers. She also had
apples as a wedding favor for the
guests. Each guest took home a bag
with three apples and a recipe for a
family favorite, apple-cranberry cobbler.
Instead of wedding cake we all enjoyed
Costco lattice apple pie with Kirkland
Signature vanilla ice cream.
My daughter ordered 15 apple pies
from the bakery ahead of time, and the
day before the wedding, July 3 (a busy
Costco shopping day!), we bought all
the apples, apple pies, ice cream, wine,
strawberry lemonade and more at
Costco in Simi Valley. We just celebrated
Leslie and JR’s first wedding anniversary
with a Fourth of July barbecue and, of
course, a Costco apple pie!—Chris
Evans, Roseville, California, mother of
Leslie (Evans) Jacobe, Los Angeles
course, a Costco apple pie!
JR and Leslie Jacobe
Steven and Misti Millward
A Costco pre-lit garland hung over the entryway to the hall using your red ribbon to make a large
center bow for it. It was a lovely welcoming touch
for our guests. Red roses from your ;oral department were also used for petals for the ;ower girl to
drop for the bride and groom.
All of our guests raved about the evening, saying, “Finally a reception with good food, and beautiful decorations too!” If they only knew how much
money we saved.—Kevin and Lynda
Tracy, parents of Misti Tracy-Millward, Boise, Idaho
I AM CANADIAN and my
husband is Sicilian. We mar-
ried in New York City, where
we live. For our wedding
favors, every guest received
two bottles, one filled with
maple syrup (to represent the
Canadian contingency) and
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