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Summit Church Women’s Retreat 2016

 This last weekend we had our annual women’s retreat this year the theme was “Rise Up” based on the Ezra 10:4. The color palette was purple, gold and grey. I have always wanted to make paper flowers and this seemed like the perfect time to go for it. I headed to Pinterest to see if I could find a template. It didn’t take long for me to realize no one is really sharing those templates for free so I found this awesome shop Avanti Morocha DIYs on Etsy and bought her templates, her logo is “Craftiness is Happiness” isn’t that cute?! For $40.00 I got templates of 5 different flowers with 3 sizes in each flower. She has the best video tutorials that made the flowers so easy to make.

First of all look at the car! This is the most packed we have ever had it. I’m so thankful for my sis in law Cori, she is the best helper, she can cut some amazing leaves and can pack a car like a boss 🙂


I have dozens of fence boards so that is what I used to hang the flowers. My brother in law set up kickstands in the back so the boards stood up perfectly. And last but not least the Rise Up sign. Isn’t it beautiful?! Lets just take a moment to look at it…sigh. My amazing husband cut that out of sign foam on his CNC Router for me. He nailed in on the font too. I spray painted it gold and voila.


I really wanted to incorporate lanterns into the room and Ikea had the perfect lanterns at the perfect price.

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The three large flowers are hung with a command hook but the rest I used a glue gun. The command hooks and velcro were not working.

Here was the view from our meeting room, just stunning!


I was so excited to show you the backdrop. Here is the rest of the decor.

The entrance



The bathroom always gets some love!


The food table had a large frame with paper flowers and a “Be Brave” sign I found on Pick Your Plum. I used the same lanterns as the front. I tried to mirror the front and back of the room. I feel like that just makes everything flow so nicely.




Table centerpieces were pretty basic. Wood slices, burlap and masons with purple and white flowers.


Everyone had this printable waiting at their seat!


Some fun little accents through out the room.



We have have offered these encouragement boards for the last several years and the ladies love them. They are organized by condo. Everyone gets an envelope and slips of paper. The hope is that each woman gets her envelope filled up with encouragement and lots of love!


During our free time on Friday a few of us went on a hike. Here is Emerald Bay behind us. We stumbled upon this gorgeous hike and found a little treasure called Eagle Lake. I got a new lens for my camera so I was really feeling the photographer in me 🙂




Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  • Reply
    November 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    what paper did you use for the gold flowers? love the color

    • Reply
      April 5, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Hi Isabel,
      I got all the paper from Hobby Lobby. The gold ones were my FAVORITE!!

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