First of all my bridal shower was AH-MA-ZING! I was overwhelmed with love from the second I walked in. One, because I was immediately greeted by my family and closest friends (Who were all already there since I am perpetually running 5 minutes late....dang hair) and two, because it was beautiful. I could just see all of the effort and hard work my wonderful Aunt Nancy (aka Nana) and my sister Emily (also maid of honor) put into it. I'm still waiting on mom and bridesmaids to email me pics, which I will post asap, but ill go ahead and try to describe and give you some pics of some things I have here:
*My cousins, nana and sister had stayed up cooking till 11pm the night before and the spread was awesome. SO many different quiches, crab dip, tarts in every flavor, chocolate covered strawberry's, yummy salad, fruits, veggies, mini cupcakes in my wedding colors and my personal fav SANGRIA!
* My mom had put together a hilarious game of questions about myself and Casey. She had secretly emailed Casey to double check answers and get more questions. Let's just say it was hilarious and led to several stories being told about me that made me laugh so hard I was crying. Some of which were probably not appropriate for Grandma.
* My sister had made the cutest invites (she is a graphic designer for Pandora-yes the jewelry company, and yes she gets huge discounts!) She had included with the invite a recipe card for everyone to fill out so I got sooo many awesome recipes from friends and family.
*There was a little box my sister had painted in my wedding colors to hold well wishes that Casey and I will get to read after the wedding. Knowing i'm a snoop she took it with her:)
* I got some of the most thoughtful gifts I could have imagined. Several made me cry! They were all awesome (hello luxury sheets and matching silverware!!!) but let me share a few of my favorites.
Those are some of the highlights of the day, I can honestly say that I will never forget my bridal shower. It was full of so many laugh until you cry moments, sentimental moments and everyone I love put SO MUCH effort and energy into making it special.
After the shower Nad, Jess(other bff and bridesmaid) and I went to grab a drink before I had to go home for a LONG night of assembling wedding invitations with Mom and Em. And to make my day even more awesome Nad (who recently got engaged to Doug in Hawaii!) asked Jess and I to be bridesmaids in her wedding! I am so so excited to return the favor to her next summer!
The bridal shower was so much more than I even thought and if you read this blog you know I was excited for it! I feel truly lucky to have such sweet, hilarious and thoughtful women in my life. And I promise pics coming as soon as possible!
Have a great Monday!