If rain on your wedding day is good luck, than a hurricane on your bridal shower must be an excellent omen.
For a while, we weren’t sure Lauren’s shower was going to happen. But everyone rallied together to show her a good time.
When I grow up, I want to throw people fancy parties with table accessories. I’m going to do Jen’s baby shower in October, and it’s my personal goal to make a pretty tablespace. Any pointers?
My favorite part? Wedding photos of Lauren’s mother, grandmother, and aunts. So fun to look at everyone’s dresses from the 1930’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s!
Wait – I lied. My favorite part was the epic chocolate fountain. I pretty much put my mouth under the stream and just stood there. There were pretzels, bananas, marshmallows, strawberries, and other goodies to dip in the fountain.
Beyond chocolate, I munched on finger sandwiches, cheese, veggies, and little desserts.
Finally, it was time to open the presents. I’ve written about this before, but I seriously LOVE bridal showers and watching the bride as she opens all the presents. Some find it tedious, but I find it so sweet and exciting. It’s such a special time in someone’s life.
Our friend Shayna was in charge of making the ribbon bouquet. It was gorgeous! Lots of pretty, colorful ribbons.
My gift to Lauren was a framed copy of her wedding invitation. This is my favorite wedding gift! My former boss framed my wedding invitation, and it was so sweet because I never, ever would’ve thought to frame my own. Now I look at my every day. Lauren loved it!
We left the party just as the weather was starting to turn…
Since both my original and backup flights have been canceled, I think I’m going to end up driving back with friends. With all the backed up air traffic and craziness, I bet I can drive faster than I can fly!
But first… the BIG night out for the bachelorette! Everything else might be closed, but all the bars are still open. Go figure.
Looks like a lovely shower! I am really happy everyone was still able to make it. I love the idea of putting up pictures of your grandmother and mother in their wedding gowns. I want to remember that for my future bridal shower! And the venue is beautiful! Is it a tea room?
Have a blast tonight, and safe travels back!