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Can I even begin to tell you how much it made my day when everyone was asking me where was the bridal shower post yesterday? Thank you all for truly wanting to be part of this amazing journey with me! I apologize for the delay, Sunday was such a whirlwind and trying to sit down and put into words how truly blessed I am for the family and friends in my life……well I just didn’t want to rush it.
So first things all my local peeps. Pane Rustica was a dream when it came to organizing this party. Topher my coordinator had such attention to detail and didn’t try to push more than what was needed. The staff was beyond attentive but not hovering and it was executed to perfection.
Second. I want to say thank you to my bridesmaids. I can’t even begin to tell you how special you made me feel and the fact there was DIY projects and crafts involved……I am very impressed. I really want to know how many bottles of wine were consumed in the planning and prepping for this. I mean there was even artwork involved.
I apologize they had perfect ambiance lighting but wasn’t the best for picture taking. My little Abbey was the photographer and did such a great job!
Okay let’s talk about the food because it was amazing. Pane Rustica is my favorite brunch/lunch weekend spot and I couldn’t think of anywhere else I wanted to have my shower.
Then there were the cupcakes. Topher special ordered the sugar to match the colors of the Wedding. I mean that attention to detail……can’t even.
We played a few little games that were all very quick and PG. My mother had a great time telling the story of my Grandmothers suitcase, my years at University of Florida and my past life as a figure skater.
Then a slideshow that seemingly found a good number of my Halloween costumes from Facebook throughout the years. Let’s just say I’m so glad Facebook really took off my last year……because nobody needs to see the Christina Aguilera ones from my freshman year.
Then I opened up all the beyond generous and thoughtful gifts from everyone.
My little made sure I posed with every gift. Here I am with my food saver which was one of my favorite things from the registry that Mark said nobody would get us……..I mean do we really even need to question me anymore?
Toaster because we just have the oven and let’s be honest that thing takes a month to toast a slice of bread but is handy for making pizza bagels……just saying.
Moscow Mules set. Clearly the word got out about Kelly and I last year around Christmas time when I had a few of those and decided I needed to show her I could still do a single axel (past life as a figure skater) on the sidewalk. That is a story for another time.
I only had to cut two ribbons….apparently that means something? How gorgeous right?
So many more gifts later…..I managed not to cut myself with my scissors and I thought that deserved a cheers!
We managed to get about half the party together for a group shot! Note to self get group shot before everyone sits down…..that way you get the whole party.
After the cleanup began and the finishing off what was left in our glasses…..I decided that I needed to pose with props.
Get jazzy with it.
After all the gifts were packed up we made it out for some Sunday funday drinks. Nothing like being out in a white dress with everyone in their cut off tanks watching the game but at least I didn’t spill anything on my dress so I call that a major success!
I wanted to thank all my bridesmaids for truly making me feel so loved and special. Each one of you mean so much to me and I’m so honored to have you in my life and by my side for all of this! I missed my sister Christina but she’ll have plenty of duties the day of ;-)
Also wanted to thank my mother for all of your planning….you know I could not have been doing this without you. To my family who travelled early and far to be here! Love you all so much. I honestly cannot even put into words how blessed I felt to have so many people that I love in all one room. From my work friends, to college roommates, lifelong friends, local friends, traveling friends and my family. Everyone just carried on like they have known each other forever, it was such a wonderful time.
Last because there was white and chocolate……I needed to give my full report. The verdict they are both amazing and totally worth the calories.
Finally….clearly you knew that parasol wasn’t going to stay on the table the whole time.
Thanks for hanging with me on that long photo heavy post! What was your favorite shower gift? What is your favorite gift to give? xoxoxo
p.s all my pics can be pinned to pinterest……just saying ;-)