This past Saturday my very best girlfriend, Bridget, that I’ve known since Kindergarten, threw me the loveliest bridal shower!
To start the day off right, Kelsey and I joined makeup artist Carly Gerstlauer and hairdresser Stefani Newman for some pre-shower primping! If getting your hair and makeup done doesn’t make you feel like a million bucks, then I don’t know what would!
I have to say attending your own bridal shower is quite the experience. Of course I’ve been to many over the years, but when the shower is for you, it is a million times more special. It brought me back to my childhood birthday parties- food, friends and you get to open presents! It’s such a unique party as we typically don’t get to open a bunch of presents past the age of eight.
Bridget, her sisters and mother decked out her home with the most adorable shower decor- a blow up “wifey” sign, pink and gold pom poms, a jar filled with “date night” ideas for me to take home and one of our beloved engagement photos framed and on display. My mom made mini gluten free/dairy free cupcakes topped with floral buds. Bridget being the talented cook and party hostess that she is, made sure everything was gluten free! Homemade coffee cake, frittatas, meat and cheese plates and fruit wrapped in prosciutto adorned with lots and lots of champagne! She thought about me through each and every detail.
And it was C.U.T.E.S.T.
Although opening gifts can be sort of . . . awkward for lack of a better word, I was blown away by the generosity of my family and friends. And even more so by their cards marked with the kindest, most loving words of excitement for my marriage to come. People are just so nice. So stinkin’ nice. I almost managed to get through the day without crying, but when it came time to read my mother’s card, “you’re the light of my life.” All it took was looking over at her and the flood gates opened for us both!
I left with way too many gifts, a very full stomach, a slight buzz from my day time champagne drinking and the fullest heart.
If it was socially acceptable I would have a shower every year 🙂 And because its not, I’m going to relish in this one for the rest of my life.