Saturday, August 15, 2009

My bridal shower

As I write this, I really should be working on thank you cards...

I recently had my bridal shower. It was a beautiful day! My mom and bridesmaids did a wonderful job putting the party together. I felt so special that day! Here's a pic of Mr. Bliss putting on my wrist corsage after he walked me into the party!

Friends and family came from all over, it was so nice to see everyone. Since I love brunch, several of my parties have been bunches - the engagement party, the nightgown party and now, the shower. We had an amazing array of yummy brunch favorites and tasty Italian treats - I can't forget the champagne punch!

Since my wedding color is white, Mama Bliss wanted to bring in color where she could. For the shower, it was pink. I wish I had a photo of the invitation she did - it was so sweet! The room for the shower was decorated in pink linens and pink flowers. My mom did the hydrangea centerpieces - aren't they beautiful?

My mom also made the favors - all of the guests got to bring home adorable clothespin dolls dressed as bridesmaids. Even though my bridesmaids are wearing black, these little ladies are pretty in pink. They each have a little black ribbon as a nod to the black dresses.
Look at how sweet!

For me - Mama Bliss made mini brides. I got two - she was feeling creative ;) Look at the detail on the dresses! I had to include the back of the one bride's dress. I love them!

My bridesmaids planned fun games for the guests to play and even some for me too! They had great prizes for the winners - Williams Sonoma cookbooks! Everyone was hoping to win a game!

After the games, it was time for gifts. I was given wonderful, wonderful presents - including crystal stemware, finishing my everyday dishes, an All Clad lasagna pan, a convection oven, lots of baking pans, bedding, crystal pans and even a crystal punchbowl. Once I find room in our place for all of it, I will need to start hosting fancier parties! :) My bridesmaids made me a very sweet gift to give to me - a collection of photos of me & Mr. Bliss, growing up and through our relationship - there is even one of my daddy holding me the day I was born. Such a special book, I will cherish forever.

Off to the thank you cards - I have another shower post for tomorrow. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. what a sweet post!
    i love the description of your shower -it was just like i was there. wait-i was ! i even planned it!:-)
    you were a lovely bride to be and everyone who spoke to me commented on how sweet you are and what a beautiful party it was!
    thank you especially for all the nice things you said about me.
    i love you, dolly!

    mama bliss