Monday, June 9, 2014

TIME TO BE SHOWERED



I cannot even begin to explain how much fun I had at my bridal shower last Saturday and how grateful I am to my Aunt Celeste for hosting it, Charlotte for planning such amazing games, Kristin for flying into town, my Mom for sending out the invitations, and my future MIL for bringing such yummy goodies to share. Oh, and not to mention the 30 of my family and friends who came to support me, play silly games, drink mimosas and shower me with love and presents. 

I am so blessed. 

When my Aunt Celeste offered to host a bridal shower for my mom's side of the family, local friends, and any of Josh's relatives who wanted to come into town, I was excited. But I never knew how much fun it could be. I was actually a little nervous the morning of my shower as KJ and I were getting ready and I was, inevitably, running late. But I had no reason to be that way, the day was glorious!

When I arrived at my Aunt's house, I saw a gorgeous pink and green "I Do" sign that my cousin Celia made and I knew I was in for a treat. Aunt Celeste, mom, Charlotte, my cousin Celia, and even Uncle Steve, Liam and Ethan were already busy putting out the food.







The house was decorated in green and pink from floor to ceiling and I about exploded with giggles I was so happy. Picture me running around the house taking pictures and squealing. There, now it's like you were there. :)


 


The food and drinks were spectacular. I think the most popular (and my favorite) was the mimosa bar. There were frozen raspberries and three different types of fruit juice to mix with the champagne. I was in heaven. While the orange was classic I really liked the mango and the pomegranate mixers. Not too sweet and really refreshing!
 





There were also little hot dogs, strawberries and angel food cake, sandwiches, egg salad, chocolate covered apricots, chocolate chip cookies, tomatoes and mozzarella, and the list goes on and on! It was so yummy! And everything had some kind of green or pink incorporated, even if it was on a green plate!

   


Mom picked out the favors for the group which were adorable coaster sets. (I got two!) And Aunt Celeste had me bring my recipe box with my new name on it (a gift from Kevin and Kathy for Christmas) and each guest contributed one of their favorite recipes. I LOVE this gift and will treasure making recipes from my family (and new family!) and friends.



KJ got me this hanger for my wedding dress. It's not here yet but we couldn't resist showing it off!


Seeing friends that I've had since Kindergarten and getting to spend time with Josh's grandmothers was really special. I have such a close relationship with my Grandpa, but my mother's and father's mom's passed away when I was younger. It's been really fun getting to know Josh's grandmas and I love being able to grow my relationships with them!




For dessert, Charlotte picked up a white chocolate raspberry cake from Victoria's Cakery. This was such a special treat as this will be our wedding cake! Everyone at the party was raving about it so I think they'll be excited to see it again at the reception.

Charlotte was also SO CUTE. She told me that she specifically requested the lightest color pink for the frosting. She nailed it!



I am still just so overwhelmed by the love from my friends. Those who were able to come to the shower had such an impact on me. I have never felt so loved. I've been to many bridal showers and been invited to still more but it wasn't until becoming a bride that I've realized how much it means when people show up for you. 

The fact that so many of these wonderful women were willing to take time out of their weekends to come and hang out with me and my goofy family just makes me feel so blessed. I am honored to have such good friends and I cannot even begin to express to each one of them how much it mean that they were there. 

I will be trying to though in my wordy thank you notes. Coming soon to a mailbox near you! ;)







It's fitting that the last picture is of me and my Char Char. Charlotte and I have been friends since high school and I don't know what I would do without her. As for the shower, she completely took charge and rocked it and created so many hilarious and personal games for the event. Stay tuned for Part II: Games and Presents. You won't want to miss it!

Thank you thank you THANK YOU to everyone who made my shower so special!

4 comments

  1. Looks like a lovely and very special day. I know you're enjoying this time -- just soak is all up! :)

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  2. This looks like such a lovely bridal shower :) I love the colors, they are beautiful!

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  3. You are a gorgeous bride! How kind/sweet of your family and friends to throw you the shower, it was beautiful!

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  4. It's all so beautiful!

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