Monday, May 12, 2014

Showered with Love { My Bridal Shower }

A couple weeks ago, I had my very first bridal shower!
It was such a special day, and I couldn't have thanked my aunts and cousin enough for putting together such a beautiful and thoughtful shower. I left that afternoon feeling so loved by not only my aunts, but by all the sweet ladies that joined me in celebrating my upcoming marriage. I realized how truly blessed I am to have the family and friends that I do.
The shower was hosted at my cousin's neighborhood clubhouse, which was beautiful in itself. They decorated the shower location with my wedding colors in mind, and put a touch of rustic charm into the favors and some of the decorations. They know me too well. :) The flowers were all done by my Aunt Esther, which is crazy because there were so many and they were so beautiful. My Aunt Jackie used her own plates and serving wear for the yummy Mexican food that they had catered (MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE).
I never expected it to be the way it was - it really was a dream come true.

Here are A LOT of pictures from the day. I can't just pick a few! 
I have to give all the picture credit in the world to my very preggo best friend, Ashley (you know her from A Thousand Words) for taking all of my shower pictures and doing such a wonderful job. It was definitely not something she had to do, especially with being 32 weeks pregnant, but I am so thankful that she did. THANK YOU ASHLEY!
First, the decorations...

Like I mentioned, the flowers were done by my Aunt Esther, who always does a beautiful job. Family members were lucky enough to take home a vase at the end of the shower. They had the genius idea to go ahead and buy me thank you cards, and placed envelopes on the table at each setting for guests to write their address on the front. Saving this busy bride/teacher a lot of time! (Thank you's are going out this week!) The favors were so cute, and so practical. Who doesn't love candles? Especially peach scented candles!

The cake was too cute, and I loved the pictures from our engagement to add a personal touch!
The drinks of choice were sweet tea & water, along with a white sangria (perfect with the Mexican food!) I loved the mason jars that my Aunt Jackie bought! They were so cute!
 I had a good number of guests arrive for the shower, including my flower girl who came in character and showed off her flowing dropping skills she had been practicing!

Another special guest included my high school friend, Alayna, who actually introduced Cody and me!
 I did have one guest that was my absolute favorite. Shhh! Don't tell!

Once everybody arrived, we quickly got to eating all the yummy food, and then played some fun shower games, including 'What's In Your Purse?'

And then with a little help from my flower girl, it was time to cut the cake!

How stinkin' cute is this picture!?!
While everyone was enjoying dessert, I started opening gifts.
We were very lucky in the gift department!

This was the teacher in me...

Then it was time for family and friends to leave, but not before I forced them into taking tons and tons of pictures. Fault me if you will, but I just can't help myself.

Best friend & bridesmaid, Brittany & my peanut + ring bearer, Luke.

Jennifer & the girls were able to share in the day.

I was so glad Cody's sweet mama was able to attend!

My lovely photographer/bestie Ashley + baby Nora.

The one & only, Nannie.

 My maid of honor & sister, Whitney.
My wonderful mommy.
Elizabeth Grace & family (Mama Pat, Suzi & Darlene)
And last, but certainly not least... the wonderful hostesses!
My aunts, Jackie & Esther, plus my cousin, Melissa.
Thank you again ladies for one of the best days of my life.
I'll forever cherish such a special day!
And of course, thank you to everybody who took the time to celebrate my upcoming special day with the man of my dreams. :)
I love you all!
I'm taking over the @TheBlogBaton today on Instagram!
Head on over to Mason...Like The Jar to check what Blog Baton is all about & how you can sign up! Thank you Mason!

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  1. Love the outfit and all the pink :)

  2. What a pretty shower! Ashley did a great job with the pictures!

  3. Looks like so much fun! Congrats on your first shower, they really are the best :)

  4. you look gorgeous! and your flower girl (that pic!) and ring bearer are too cute! looks like a lot of fun.

  5. Wow, I love all of the little details. The flower arrangements were so gorgeous and I love the candles. Glad you had a great day and were spoiled!! I also just started following you on Instagram. Excited to see your day on the Blog Baton, too!

  6. Your day looked like so much fun!! Having everyone address their thank you notes is absolutely genius! I need to remember that for next year. So happy you had a great day, you looked gorgeous!

  7. Looks like you had an awesome shower & love your white dress!

  8. Aw it looks beautiful and like you had a wonderful time!! Loved your dress! And I am HORRIBLE at arranging flowers...kudos to your aunt!

  9. This looks like such a wonderful shower! And you look absolutely gorgeous!! I'm so glad you had so many wonderful friends and family around you to celebrate!!

  10. Looks like you had a great time! Loved your dress and all the details for your shower!!

    Also, were you by any chance at Target this past weekend (in the gwinnett area)? I feel like I might have seen you there and had recognized you, but wasn't 100% sure! ha.

  11. What a beautiful day!! Bridal showers are so much fun!!

  12. Your shower was beautiful!! I love the dress you were wearing too, so festive and appropriate.

    What a great idea to address the thank you note envelopes!!! You are working with some geniuses.

  13. What a gorgeous shower, that cake looks amazing!!!

  14. What a great day and looks like lots of success. I know you had a blast. You were gorgeous by far. Love the mason jars and the flowers are beautiful. What a good idea with the thank you card's and you got so many great things. Love the pics too. cute kids esp the little boy. I'm a sucker for baby boys. :D

  15. Look at you, pretty little princess!! You're going to be SUCHa gorgeous bride!!! Love all the details!! Beautiful shower & pictures!!

  16. What a fun shower! I love your crown and sash! You are going to be a beautiful bride!!

  17. I loved all the pictures! I am so glad that you had a good day! It was beautiful! And you looked gorgeous yourself!

    Love Always,

  18. You looked absolutely gorgeous...just WAIT until your wedding day!!! :)

  19. It looks like you had a wonderful time!!!!