Oooooooooooo what a day!  Today, I had my first (of two) bridal showers, which was really more of a "working" ladies luncheon than an actual shower.


All my aunts (except 1) from my dad’s side attended, as well as my mom, Meghann, my cousins, and my future mother-in-law.


My aunts rented a recreation room at the community center and put together a fabulous spread of food!


(The huge dish on the left was eventually filled with salad drizzled in homemade citrus dressing).


I had a few appetizers….


And a lovely lunch, including grilled chicken salad, two mini breadsticks, pasta salad, and a pesto cracker.


And two mini cupcakes for dessert.



After eating, we decided to play some bridal shower games.  I specifically requested we do TOILET PAPER BRIDAL GOWNS!


I volunteered to be the model for Team 1.


And Meghann was the model for Team 2.


Our toilet paper dresses both ended up looking VERY fabulous!


That’s couture!


Tossing the "bouquets"….


Next, we set to work putting together the favors, welcome bags, and programs….



Then, we all trooped over to Foxy Mama Boutique to buy hats for the wedding.  English women LOVE to wear hats, and my American relatives figures this is their ONE chance to wear formal hats.


Foxy Mama’s was AWESOME! If you’re ever in Orlando and need a sweet hat, give them a call!


(She didn’t buy this one, but ALL my relatives bought one.)

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And….. here’s my wedding hat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I’ll probably wear my hat during the reception and for some post-ceremony pictures. :)  I’m pretty excited to have a wedding hat now.  It’s such a fun aspect of British culture!


I came home from our very fun day and snacked on a plum…..


Now, we’re headed out to dinner. See you later 🙂



  • Kristin November 8, 2008, 3:25 pm

    You look gorge in the T.P.! I’ll betcha you could swap that one for the real one and no one would even know 😉

  • just me November 8, 2008, 3:35 pm

    What fun!!! I love the tp dress!!!!

  • Kath November 8, 2008, 3:38 pm

    Fun shower!!!!!!!!

  • wholefoodswholeme November 8, 2008, 3:44 pm

    looks like amazing fun!! you and meghann pull off toilet paper so well, it’ll be the next fashion. english hats!! haha my mum once went to the ascot races and wore a hat 🙂 i love yours!

  • Laura November 8, 2008, 3:54 pm

    It looks like you had a great time! The bags look beautiful, I’m sure your guests will love them. 🙂

    I love the hats too!

  • magpie November 8, 2008, 4:02 pm

    You are going to have such an amazing wedding 🙂

    Have a great Saturday!

  • Erica November 8, 2008, 4:27 pm

    How fun! I love the wedding hat! What a great day 🙂

  • Katie November 8, 2008, 4:28 pm

    What fun!!! I remember toilet paper mummies at my first sleepover party.

    Beeeautiful hat. So chic!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 8, 2008, 4:40 pm

    i love the hat. waht a fun day! so glad you enjoyed yourself.

  • VeggieGirl November 8, 2008, 4:47 pm

    What a day, indeed!! So much fun and deliciousness.

  • jenngirl November 8, 2008, 4:50 pm

    Funfun!! Your wedding hat is gorgeous, you looks so classy in it!

    Enjoy the rest of your night!

  • lauren November 8, 2008, 5:04 pm

    hats are so fun!

  • emily November 8, 2008, 5:06 pm

    the hat looks fabulous! I almost didn’t wear anything on my head and at the last minute someone gave me a veil and I was soooo happy.

  • Krista November 8, 2008, 5:55 pm

    Looks like you had a fantastic day! Weddings are so much fun! I love your hat and the toilet paper dresses!:)

  • November 8, 2008, 6:11 pm

    what a great day! love the dresses – too funny!

    i really like your veil/hat – it’s really elegant and pretty and will look great in pics!

  • Theresa November 8, 2008, 6:32 pm

    What fun looks like you had. I love those toilet paper dresses. Never seen that before. Very clever!

  • Meg November 8, 2008, 7:01 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the TP dresses and all the hats!

  • Sharney November 8, 2008, 7:08 pm

    What a fun post!! Looks like you all had a great time. I just LOVE your hat and the toilet paper dresses are awesome!! Your family looks so nice & fun 🙂

    Thanks for sharing all the pix- it was really fun to look at!

  • Meghann November 8, 2008, 7:16 pm

    I has so much fun! thanks for inviting me 🙂

  • Oh She Glows November 8, 2008, 7:53 pm

    hahah we played the toilet paper game at my shower too…it was so fun! I will have to post a pic or two 🙂

    Your day looked so fun! I am glad it went so well. 🙂

  • HangryPants November 8, 2008, 7:57 pm

    How much fun! Everything looks great and I love how you had activities for everyone. You have the mythical bridal glow. 😀

  • Erin of Care to Eat November 8, 2008, 8:53 pm

    I adore your hat. It’s very chi chi!

  • Bridget November 9, 2008, 7:48 am

    I love the wedding hat! I didn’t realize that was a British tradition, but it sounds really fun!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 9, 2008, 2:02 pm

    what a fun shower,love the hat!!!!

  • suzy pepper April 30, 2011, 5:58 pm

    You look so young! And so beautiful!

    • CaitlinHTP April 30, 2011, 9:47 pm

      🙂 Thank you.

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