Good evening! Sorry I didn’t post ALL day! I am obviously in a whirlwind of emotions at this point, so I’m sorry if posting isn’t very regular.


My morning started off with a yummy platter of WW pancakes and some real maple syrup.


Plus a banana.


Then my mother, my maid of honor Sarah, and I drove to the wedding site to drop off materials for the wedding.  Sarah has never seen the site before so it was pretty exciting.


Here’s me and my mom at the golf course.


Afterwards, we met up with Meghann and had lunch at Dandelion CommuniTea house.  It’s an all vegan, hippie place that I just LOVE!


The menu is so hippie! I love it!


We started off with a hummus dip platter that the 4 of us shared.  Yum!


My entree was BBQ Tofu Quinoa and a side salad


This was actually my first quinoa experience and I loved it!


And then it was time for my Bridal Shower!!  My first Bridal Shower was a "Working" Shower, so this was my real shower.


I arrived at my aunt’s house to a wonderful cheese and crackers spread


Everything was labeled so cutely.


She also had a bunch of Napa Valley wines to prepare me for my honeymoon!


Myself, my little cousin, my maid of honor Sarah, and Meghann.  I look so tall next to these girls, and I’m only 5 foot 4!


The buffet….


My plate + wine…


Present time!!!


My aunt and my mother….


My rehearsal bouquet made from the present bows…. a southern tradition!


My aunt, uncle, and my mom (he showed up at the end!).


Then I tried on my aunt’s 1990 veil.  It was rocking!


And then we left for the 1 hour drive home…. and my tire blew within 10 minutes of getting on the road!! MINOR DISASTER!


Luckily, Progressive Insurance sent someone out within an hour to fix the tire.  🙂


I ate a cupcake while waiting…


And had a bowl of mac and cheese and broc when getting home!


WHEW!  That’s it! 🙂 See you tomorrow for manicures, pedicures, and a BIG NEW YEAR’S BASH!



  • *Andrea* December 30, 2008, 9:14 pm

    you are glowing in all the pics!! pretty bride 🙂 your family is so great – nice to see meghann too!

  • Meghann December 30, 2008, 9:15 pm

    I’m too lazy to post.. good for you for getting yours up tonight though! I made it home safe and sound! I’ll see you tomorrow and we’ll bring in 2009 in style!

  • Mica December 30, 2008, 9:26 pm

    Ooh, I’m glad it was a minor disaster and not something worse.

    You must be so excited! I hope your start of 2009 is amazing; you’re certainly starting it off with a bang!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) December 30, 2008, 9:34 pm

    How sweet of your aunt – looks like she did a great job with your shower. Isn’t is nice to feel so loved?

    The Dandelion CommuniTea house looks like my kind of place! Glad you enjoyed your first quinoa experience – good stuff!

  • Mrs. LC December 30, 2008, 9:44 pm

    wow, busy day! But so fun! Your shower looked awesome. I loved the Napa wines, what a thoughtful touch! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have fun tomorrow!!

  • lighterportions December 30, 2008, 9:53 pm

    Too bad about the tire but LOVELY shower! You should totally wear your aunt’s veil for your wedding 😉

    That vegan hippie restaurant looks so cute too. I have yet to try quinoa but I wish my first experience with it could look that awesome.

  • ChickPea December 30, 2008, 10:56 pm

    Sounds like your shower was a blast!! I am so jealous of that Dandelion Cafe…it seems like my kind of place!

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 30, 2008, 11:04 pm

    Your shower looks like so much fun! We did the bouquet thing for my best friend when she got married in June. It must be a midwest thing too!

  • Sarah December 30, 2008, 11:06 pm

    I’m amazed you were able to post at all with all the action today! Cut yourself some slack girl!

    That restaurant looks so fun and your shower looked like a blast too! Just enjoy every second of it all…this is YOUR time!

  • Erica December 31, 2008, 4:06 am

    How fun! Looks like the shower was a successs! So happy for you 🙂

    Sorry about the tire! Glad it got fixed quick.

    Have a very happy new years!

  • VeggieGirl December 31, 2008, 6:13 am

    GREAT EATS & SHOWER!!!!!!!

  • December 31, 2008, 6:18 am

    love the shower – looks like so much fun 🙂

    i dont think the bow bouquet is just a southern tradition, we do it here too and then we use the bouquet to walk down the aisle during the rehearsal dinner 🙂

    best of luck & congrats caitlin!

  • December 31, 2008, 6:33 am

    Sounds like you had a fabulous day … minus the flat tire. What a bummer!

    Have a good day today! Happy New Year!

  • K December 31, 2008, 7:17 am

    Aw – everything looks great!! Your wedding is so soon, YAY!!

  • amy. December 31, 2008, 7:21 am

    Great pictures! I am so excited for you and your future hus! The buffet setup is gorgeous…I especially love the vines/leave garland around everything. Very “napa” 🙂

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you !!

  • Caitlin December 31, 2008, 7:21 am

    love the Gahndi quote!

  • HangryPants December 31, 2008, 7:50 am

    Awww I am so sorry to hear about the flat tire. At least the wait wasn’t that long, but still, not a good way to end the year. At least you had a cupcake!!!

    Dandelion looks adorable! I bet you’ll be cooking your own quinoa in no time!

    Have a great New Year, Caitlin!!!

  • Laura August 3, 2013, 1:09 am

    Why would you wear jeans? If I worked so hard to throw a lovely and expensive shower I’d be upset that the bride couldn’t be bothered to dress nicely.

    • Caitlin August 3, 2013, 7:28 am

      You might want to talk to someone about why you feel the need to leave such comments on random blogs. Good luck to you!

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