I’m not going to lie: my bridal shower was one of the greatest days of my life! I had the very best day. Everything was so beautiful and perfect. There were laughs, tears (seriously, I’m a weeper), and sooooo many yummy goodies. But let me break it down for ya, so that you can enjoy it just like I did!
For years, I’ve been saying that I wanted my bridal shower to be a tea party. Amazingly, my mom and my gals remembered this, and a tea party it was! Despite the fact that it was close to 90 degrees outside, everyone still joined me in a spot of tea!
I started seeing the beautiful directions as I drove up the street! Big balloons floated above my mom’s front porch. My mom had hanging baskets of flowers hanging around our porch swing, and my bridesmaid Macy had set up a ladder display with our initials wrapped in floral fabric and pretty flowers. It was perfect for a photo shoot! Oh, and I got to take everything home, so I’m planning to recreate this display in my office!
Walking into the house, I saw even more flowers! There were floral banners hanging from the tables and flowers in vases. I felt as though I was in a beautiful spring garden! My aunt even made this vase with a picture of C and me inside of it!
Above the sangria (we’ll talk more about yummy food in a minute) were pictures of C and me throughout the past 4 years. Everyone was laughing at our “signature pose,” which I honestly had never realized that I did!
And the porch…well, let’s just say that it moved me to tears. It was so elegant and gorgeous. It was more than I ever could have imagined for my bridal tea party!
I wish I had more pictures of the food, but my bridesmaid Caitlin and her wife Susie catered the event. Oh my goodness, it was amazing. Everything was so dainty but was full of flavor. And bacon-chive butter? Yes please!
Because of the hot day, there were several cool and delicious drinks. Macy brought two types of sangria, and Caitlin and Susie brought a strawberry mint punch and cucumber water. Needless to say, they were all drained to the dregs by the end of the day.
And my aunt brought this gorgeous (and delicious) cake! The perfect cake for a tea party (complete with Friends quote!)
We played 4 games at the shower, and I was so happy that everyone participated! The first was a “What’s in Your Purse” game, which had all of the ladies digging through their purses to see who had the most items on the list. Ladies at my shower, I love you, but y’all are hoarders (just kidding lol).
This was followed up with a game testing the ladies’ trivia about ME! My favorite part of that game was how two of my friends were texting their husbands to see if they knew the answers!
Before we broke into bridal shower bingo (one of my FAVES), my mom had a special game for me. She had asked C questions about himself in advance, and I had to guess the answers. I only got 2 and a half of them wrong, which I thought was pretty impressive! My favorite thing about that game was that apparently C didn’t know the answer to one of the questions about himself, and instead he changed the question!
I seriously have the most generous friends and family. It took two cars full of gifts to get them all home! Some made me laugh (like my sloth salad bowl!) and some made me cry (like the special reservations for dinner on our honeymoon, and the sleeve from my grandmother’s wedding dress), but every single gift was appreciated and loved.
The Special Touches
My mom and my girls did a great job including special nostalgic touches into the day. My “guest book” was a teapot that sat on an antique tea cart! And this adorable sign just melted my heart:
Again, without a doubt, best day ever to date!