So this past weekend, my bridesmaids threw me an incredibly thoughtful, fun and personalized shower. I felt like the luckiest and most loved girl in the world. Aren’t they pretty?
It was a beach themed shower and no details were spared. My favorite ice cream from Avalon was served for dessert (banana fudge obvi) and little containers of Johnson’s caramel popcorn were given out as favors. We played games and all the guests wrote their advice for a happy marriage and hung it on this cute little wishing tree for me to keep. Loved it.
They all also created a page in a scrapbook for every major event that would occur during our first year of marriage (holidays, birthdays, etc.) so that all we have to do is insert pictures into it and we have it as a keepsake. I’m obsessed with scrapbooks so this was obviously awesome. These girls know me too well.
My maid of honor and her crafty sister also made me this beach-themed monogrammed picture that looks like it’s straight off of pinterest. Seth would have everything in our house engraved with an “S” if he could so he was pretty pumped about this.
Not all of my bridesmaids live in the area, so it was extra special for them to make the trip down to celebrate with me. Katie came from North Carolina and Jess came from a few hours away in Central-PA. It was great to spend time with these two, even after the festivities were over. We lived together in college for 3 years and I miss the constant companionship with them.
My maid of honor, Jess, had the shower at her mom’s house and was the perfect little host. She made sure to have lots of my favorite foods there AND a bottle of Skinnygirl Margarita to sip on. Obviously necessary.
Having my bridal shower made everything seem so much more real. Up until now it’s been lots of planning, booking vendors, buying a dress, etc. but the shower was a time for me to celebrate with all of my best friends. The fact that I’m getting married in less than four months is absurd to me–and I’m sure these next four months will go even faster than the previous 10. The shower didn’t start till 1, so in the morning my mom took me to get a manicure and we got ready together before heading over. Since I’ve moved out of my parents house, I miss spending so much day-to-day time with my Mom. We still see each other a good bit but I’m much more conscious now about making the most of that time and not taking it for granted. She’s my best friend and I’m so thankful she is able to go through this journey with me. I’d be lost without her!
As the shower started to wind down, Seth won fiance of the year award and showed up with not the usual bouquet of flowers…but an edible arrangement. Is my love for food that obvious? I didn’t even take a picture of it because it was immediately consumed that night by Jess, Katie and I. I’m still dreaming about the coconut and chocolate covered strawberries and bananas. HEAVEN.
The shower lasted about 3 hours and it FLEW by. Seth and I felt the same way about our engagement party-it almost felt like we didn’t even get to see everyone who was there before it was all over. I’m sure that’s exactly how our wedding day will be as well so I’m just constantly reminding myself to stop for a few minutes during these events and take it all in.
The weekend ended with me writing 5000 thank you notes and eating container after container of my awesome shower favors.
Thanks again to my thoughtful, beautiful and amazing bridesmaids. I chose well