All You Need Is Love
Ever have one of those days you wish you could redo? Not because you made a terrible mistake or a bad decision, but because every part of it was a little memory you don't ever want to forget.
That was Saturday in a nut shell.
It was the day of my bridal shower and while leaving my house on Saturday afternoon, my heart pounded. I can't explain why I was nervous, but I was. I didn't want to be early, but definitely didn't want to be late. It was bizarre for me not to already be there helping my sister get everything ready. But she wouldn't hear of it.
Per my usual way of entering, I pulled up the driveway and snuck in the back door. Immediately, I was greeted with so much love, I was at ease. The details put together by the hostesses may be the most thoughtful things ever done for me.
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My mom outdid herself (as usual) with so many gorgeous flowers from my family's shop, Germean's Flowers and Gifts.
I don't even know how to describe the beauty around me. Here, the mantle arrangement was the focal point of the living room and man did it need to be. Colorful tulips, gorgeous roses, hydrangeas and fresh greens spilled out of this wooden vase with grace. The "Bride to Be" banner was a special touch too - it matched the shower invitation just perfectly.[/caption]
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There were gorgeous tulips everywhere - in every color. These small clear vases with simple flowers are very similar to a style that you'll see appearing at our wedding reception - happening in just TWO months (eeeek).[/caption]
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This table arrangement topped off a perfectly set table full of sweets like king cake and macaroons from Sucre'
, shrimp salad, spinach dip, crab dip, cake balls, sausage bread, muffalettas, and so much more.[/caption]
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One of my favorite details about the day was the drink table (of course) complete with a sweet banner using pictures from when Robert asked me to marry him - almost one year ago. These pictures, taken sneakily by DCW Imagery
, are truly ones I will treasure forever.[/caption]
After taking in all of these thoughtful details, the fun continued! Friends and family truly showered me (now I know why they call it a shower) with presents, presents and more presents. The boxes were overwhelming, but luckily, Gracie Boo and Aubree where there doing their flower girl duties and helping me open.
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I may or may not have the sweetest flower girls on the planet. I can't WAIT for y'all to see them in their pretty dresses, handing flowers to our guests this April. They'll definitely be the highlight of the night.[/caption]
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The gifts just kept on coming. Some even more surprising than others (hence Annie Claire's priceless face here).[/caption]
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The bridesmaids (and hostesses of the party) ended the shower with yet another thoughtful gesture. With a hand-written note from every single one of them (even those that couldn't make it), I opened my very last box. It's an emergency kit for the wedding day. When I say they thought of everything - they really did. This sweet, gold Savvy Root
bag (monogrammed with my NEW initials - I'm going to be a "B" y'all) was filled with lotion, perfume, fashion tape, bandaids, Kismet
lipstick, floss, stain remover, bobby pins, clear nail polish, deodorant, hair spray, safety pins, a gift certificate for a spray tan, and a mini sewing kit.[/caption]
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These hostesses when above and BEYOND for me and for that, I am forever grateful. And let's just be sure Aubree has a sippy cup when she's ready to make her way down the aisle. :)[/caption]
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I can't end this post without giving a shout out to my sister, matron of honor (she hates the word "matron") and business partner. Her savvy event planning skills are crazy good y'all. Her love and support shown to me my ENTIRE life is even better. I honestly don't know how I'll ever repay her for everything she's doing to make this entire wedding planning experience the best ever. Thank you sis, for being you. I love you.[/caption]
And I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't give a shout out to our rockin' SoSis wardrobe. :)
My outfit includes:
Shirt: SoSis Pur Perfection Blouse
Skirt: SoSis Miss Midi Skirt
Annie Claire's outfit includes:
Dress: SoSis Swing Low Dress
Some crazy fun shenanigans went down AFTER the shower too. I'll keep a few of the fun details a secret, but let's just say it involved a party bus surprise, driving in the middle of a Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge and buying a very classy drink of choice for the ride. That, my friends, is how every bridal shower should end.
Gah.....can I go back now?
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