Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Shower Time!

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Kristyn is off this week, but I hope you will still join the link-up!

This past weekend we were in Ohio and knocked off a ton on our to-do list!
It was a very productive trip!
There is still a ton to do in the 24 (!!) days until THE BIG DAY, but it will be fun!

Today I will highlight the incredible shower I had in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, hosted by my sister, mom and aunt! Andrew's Mom was also a big help. They were decorating like crazy the night before!

What did I do?
Practiced waltzing with my Dad and drank wine. They wouldn't let me help! #notcomplaining

I just love all of the special touches! From the colors to the games and favors, they really hit it out of the park! Plus, I had a throne to sit in while I opened presents (top left). The tulle was adjusted "just so," that it appeared like I had on a purple veil while I opened. The "Pin the Bling on the Ring" was a huge hit, as my cousins, aunts and friends were blindfolded, spun around, and tried to pin the bling in the best spot! Many giggles for sure!

I love all of these pictures, especially the ones where I open what my Mom got for us. She wrapped both gifts in Cheryl's cookie boxes, so I seriously thought they were cookies. The top right is me opening the box to realize the gift was, indeed, not cookies. I was not disappointed (the gifts are AWESOME), but I did feel like a fat kid. The one below that is a blanket my Mom crochets for everyone in the family before they get married. It's so special and I was incredibly happy to get one! All of the married gals in the room said "Awww" and shared their stories about their blankets. Everyone uses them and loves them!!

Also, isn't my bow bouquet amazing? Callie did a great job!

Here are a few more group shots: I had four lovely ladies from the bridal party and nearly all of the ladies on my mom's side! It was quite the soiree!! 

So many wonderful memories!
I am so grateful and feel incredibly loved!

Now if only I had time to write those Thank You notes!

I tried to express a little thanks to the hostesses with the mostesses (?), even though it doesn't do them justice.

I gave the hostesses a little watering can, an umbrella and a pack of flower seeds. 
It's simple and not nearly enough for them, but it was all that I could think of!

Here's what I did for the gals who traveled to Pittsburgh for the shower and bachelorette:

Again, it's barely anything, but I thought it was pretty cute, especially considering that I ALWAYS carry a Tide pen myself!

Yes, I know they deserve so much more! 
Workin' on it ;)

Next week I will post some photos from the bachelorette portion of the weekend!

How are you doing this week?

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Meg Taylor said...

What a fun shower!! I love the whole decor and the little gifts you gave are just so cute!

P!nky said...

What beautiful pictures! Oh my, what a lovely shower. It looks like you had a great time and love the purple pops.
What a sweet story about your mom and the blanket too. That's just precious.

And I love the gifts you gave everyone, so sweet and cute.

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

What a sweet shower! You look fabulous! xo

Stephanie said...

The photos are so cute, everything is really pretty! And looks so fun!

Ashlen @ A Diamond with Sapphires said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at your shower! I love your throne - too cute! Enjoy this month before your wedding. It can be stressful, but it's a TON of fun.

Ericka said...

I love your hostess gift! Such a great idea and super cute!

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Love the blanket gift, so personal and amazing!
The hostess gifts are super cute! Making me think...:)

Bailley said...

So happy to join your link up! Your shower looks like a blast! Your big day is so exciting!

Rachel T. said...

Looks like your shower was great. Yay! :)

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

Your shower looks like it was so much fun!! I can't believe how close our weddings are!!!

Brittany said...

Such a cute shower! They did a great job

Claire said...

Hi Mary. Not long to go!!!! Looks like you had a very fun bridal shower. Love the watering can thank you gift 'may your next shower bring you flowers' :)
Claire xx | somewhere... beyond the sea

Nancy said...

Hi Mary.The photos are so cute, everything is really pretty! And looks so fun!