This past Sunday marked the one month wedding count-down. Eeek!
Recently my wonderful friends Denise & Jenna (aka matron & maid of honor) put together a lovely bridal shower…one that was very “me”.
While the intention was for it to be a surprise I figured it out quite quickly. Since we work together and have different days off, when I saw on the schedule that we just happened to have the same Saturday off I clued in.
My Mom and her friend Pam (who often gets mistaken for my Mom’s sister…I’ve known her since I was 5 so she may as well be my Aunt) drove down for the occasion.
I drove to the hotel where they were staying and was met with a surprise…
Pam’s daughter/ my longtime friend Jen flew in all the way from Atlanta! As I mentioned we go waaaaay back. I hadn’t seen her since last Christmas so it was so much to see her and catch up!
I thought it was great! It applies not only to Z and I (our affinity for traveling and plans for lots more of it in the future) but also to relationships in general. From dating to engagement to marriage to growing old together….it’s a special type of adventure that a couple goes on together.
In honor of our wedding destination she adorned a “K” with tropical flowers.
The ladies had quite a spread! Highlights included:
- A “make-your-own” sangria bar: Boordy Viva Sangria + club soda+ an array of fruits.
- Gluten-free s’mores cup cakes w/ dark chocolate chips (amazing).
- Colorful rainbow fruit kabobs (mental note: these would be an easy contribution for a pot-luck!).
I love crafts. Denise had all the supplies for mason jar/ wine glass painting!
By pre-treating the glass then baking on low heat, the paint dries and sets. It was such a fun activity and a great favor for everyone to take home.
There were a couple of games, one of which involved me wearing this:
The challenge was to study it for one minute and then attempt to remember and write down as many of the “bridal emergency kit” items as possible. Congrats Pam for the win!
In addition to all the planning/baking/decorating she did, Denise gave me a super thoughtful, creative, special gift. Stay tuned tomorrow to see what it was…
I want to know…
Did your bridal shower have a theme? If so, what was it?
What types of activities did you do?