Feeling Bridal-y

I had my bridal shower this weekend. This was actually the second one – I had a small family one back in May. I was really nervous about how it was going to turn out. My maid of honor waited until the last minute to plan everything – and you know me! I want everything organized and planned like a month ago, haha.

It was a bit frustrating, but in the end, my shower turned out really nice. We had it in my church’s fellowship hall, which by itself is really pretty ugly. Just a lot of brown and tiles but my mom and bridesmaids did a great job decorating it and made it really cute. They used streamers and hung lanterns from the ceilings. It was just really cute!

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I think my favorite thing was the picture frames one of my frames made. She painted them my colors and used clothes pins to hang up pictures of me and Andrew. And she let me keep them afterwards!

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It was at 11:30AM so for lunch, we served croissant roll sandwiches with fruit and chips and Rotel dip (a spicy cheese dip that is to die for!). My maid of honor baked cupcakes and I thought she had bought them at the store because she iced them and added little sunflowers and beads to them. I couldn’t done that good of a job!

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After we ate, we played a couple of games. The first was called He Said, She Said. My mom and I found this cute template  and just filled it in with questions like, Who wears socks to bed? or Who has been to Paris? Then you had to circle whether it was me or Andrew. Only one person got them all right, which made me laugh because it was a little girl that I used to babysit. She was so thrilled that she won (“And I just guessed!”) and got to have a prize.

The second game was a memory game. There were two rounds; the first round was beach themed. Emily had a bag full of beach items like a volleyball, flip flops, sun screen, etc. She would pull them all out and then put them back in the bag and everyone would have to write down what they remembered was in the bag. The first round everyone did really well. The second round was kitchen themed and there were fifteen items in the bag and they were all really small items like chip clips or a peeler. It was so funny watching everyone try to scribble everything down and my friends were having such a hard time.The winner of both of those rounds got prizes, too.

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I opened presents after that. I was really blessed by all the presents that people gave me! I never thought that I would receive so many gifts from people getting married. I am just really grateful. It was a bit awkward opening presents with forty people watching and it was really quiet. I think my favorite gift was from my friend Allison, we gave me two nerf guns for our “first fight.” Mine was the really big one with “Hers” labeled on it and Andrew’s was a little bitty one with “His” labeled on it. He was not amused when I texted him a picture. :P

I received a lot of kitchenware which was great because I don’t have a lot of kitchenware, and what I do have is hand-me-downs from my siblings which they used in college so it’s all old and falling apart. I joke now that I have to learn how to cook. ;) I am really excited to use them though! Like my panini press… my lunches will be so much tastier now. ;)

Overall, my shower was a lot of fun but I was so exhausted once it was over. I wanted to go home and just take a nap, but we had to figure out where to put all my presents! I don’t think I’ll have in our small apartment in Kansas City to take everything back with us, so we will have to pick and choose what we want to take back and what we want to store in St. Louis until we come back (permanently).

Very blessed by such wonderful friends and family.  :love:

My Mom and I
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My bridesmaids and I (plus a friend!)

10 thoughts on “Feeling Bridal-y”

  1. Awe, sounds like a fun and tiring day. The last one I went to was a tea party theme. The themes are always the most fun because people can get so creative. Those cupcakes look so yummy. Congrats on all the nice new kitchen ware! Hand me downs are the best though. I am the oldest child, even among my first cousins, so I never really get hand me downs, however I make sure to take good care of things I may pass down to my cousins, since it seems like a waste to buy something brand new when its been kept so well. The picture of you and your mom is so cute. :)

  2. Your bridal shower looked so cute and intimate! And I think that’s all that matters anyway right? Just being with those you love and sharing it with them all :) I think the pictures in the picture frames were cute! Such a fantastic idea!

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at your second bridal shower. It looks beautiful as do you! I remember going to a baby shower (my ex boyfriend’s relative was having a baby), and we played a similar game, but it was guess the different chocolate on the diaper. They would put different chocolate pieces and make it look like baby poop (kind of disgusting), and we would all look at it and try to determine what chocolate it was. Of course, I won that game. :). I know my chocolate. Lol. I think the ladies that were with me were quite happy about that. Lol. But, nevertheless; I’m glad you had a great time, and the cupcakes look amazing. I bet they tasted amazing too?

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun! You looked beautiful as did everyone else. :D Parties can definitely be exhausting but the memories are worth it.

  5. That’s cute how they decorated the hall with your colors! I love the idea of those pictures frames, and the cupcakes look so good. Those games sound fun too :D During mine, I was quizzed on how well I knew my husband, haha. They apparently emailed him with several questions to answer, and I had to see if I knew what he answered with. (I did pretty good!)

    Kitchenware are always great gifts! We got so many from our registry, and all of those items are still super useful. I love the idea of the nerf guns. How funny that Andrew’s was a tiny one!

    I’m glad you had such a great bridal shower!

  6. Aww, I never thought I’d look forward to my own wedding (I never was the type of girl to daydream about it), but your bridal shower made me!
    The cupcakes look delish and yet I don’t want to eat them because they’re cute.
    I love the part when the little girl won the game haha
    The gifts you received sound awesome! I’m happy for you and your upcoming wedding! <3

  7. I’ve never heard of a bridal shower before. I think us Brits are just slow to these sorts of things. But it sounds like you had a great time. :) Those cupcakes look amazing!

    1. That’s so interesting that you’ve never heard of them before! They are generally for younger couples to help set up their new home by “showering” them with gifts. Baby showers are also common – do you have those? Same concept, just with gifts for the soon-to-be mother and baby.

  8. Sounds like you had a good time~ It looks beautiful! I opted out of the bridal shower, but glad you still had one.

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