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 werenâ€™t sure Laurenâ€™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. Iâ€™m going to do Jenâ€™s baby shower in October, and itâ€™s my personal goal to make a pretty tablespace. Any pointers?
My favorite part? Wedding photos of Laurenâ€™s mother, grandmother, and aunts. So fun to look at everyoneâ€™s dresses from the 1930â€™s, 1970â€™s, and 1980â€™s!
Wait â€“ 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. Iâ€™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. Itâ€™s such a special time in someoneâ€™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 wouldâ€™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 turnâ€¦
Since both my original and backup flights have been canceled, I think Iâ€™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 firstâ€¦ the BIG night out for the bachelorette! Everything else might be closed, but all the bars are still open. Go figure.