This past weekend was one of the most special weekends ever. I was in Connecticut for my bridal shower with Josh’s side of the family. I have only ever been to one shower before so I had no idea what to expect. To say this shower was perfect would be an understatement. I felt so showered with love and well wishes and so very, very lucky to have the people in my life that I do. I took tons of pictures. The decorations were so beautiful I’ll try and let them speak for themselves so this post doesn’t turn into a book. I was so blown away by how amazing everything looked, and how everything was planned to the littlest detail. I truly felt like a Princess, and had such a special, happy day.
The party planner extraordinaires. Debbie and Mary have been working on this party for months and words can not express how truly thankful I am to them. They did such an amazing job and gave me such a special day. They created a shower that was above and beyond my wildest dreams.
The most delicious veggie pizza.
The food was amazing. I had quinoa, lentil sandwiches, egg finger sandwiches, eggplant parm sub slices, and a salad. Everything was so tasty!
Debbie and Mary made a scrapbook of the planning and prepping that went into the shower. It was so sweet, and I can’t wait to fill in the rest of the scrapbook with pictures from the shower to complete the book. They also made up cute little clipboards for the games.
We played a get to know the bride trivia game, guess how many rings are in the jar game, bridal shower bingo, match the famous couples, and match the love languages game. All the games were so much fun.
All the games had winners and all the winners got to pick a prize bag. I thought these were so adorable.
Of course everyone got a prize by the end. Half of the rooms prizes.
And the other half. There were some really awesome prizes in those bags!
I love that besides all the fun stuff we did there was time to just mingle and chat. I am so lucky that Josh’s family has adopted me as fully as they have. They are such an amazing, loving group of people.
My bridesmaid Becca! Her and Josh are like brother and sister.
The most hilarious couple ever! I am so thankful to them for all the help they gave during the shower. And for feeding my cannoli addiction! 😀
My beautiful fellow vegetarian who played photographer for most of the day.
My Auntie Sue! My side of the family is having a shower in May but my Auntie Sue lives in New England so it just made sense to invite her to this shower instead of asking her to travel all the way to Pennsylvania. I was SO excited to get to see her! And Josh’s family definitely adopted her as their own. 😀
The next bride-to-be. She’s getting married in August!
The makers of the amazing veggie pizza. And just the all around sweetest people ever.
I’ve been missing her food since Christmas! She brought the eggplant parm sub bites and they were out of this world!
After getting to chat with everyone it was time to cut some cake! Debbie got the hugest cake I’ve ever seen.It was beautiful and delicious. This is where I’m a horrible blogger because I forget the name of the cake baker and the food caterer. Everything was so incredible though. Including those cannolis in the corner that are from the same baker as the cake. I’m pretty confident in saying they’re the best cannolis I’ve ever had.
The cake was called a bungalow cake and it was so delicious. It was chocolate on the bottom, with bananas and strawberries in the middle, vanilla on the top, and covered in whipped cream frosting. I normally don’t like chocolate cake but this entire thing was amazing.
After stuffing our faces it was time for me to open presents. Everyone was way too generous. Josh and I are going to have one well-stocked kitchen!
Becca was a wonderful secretary recording who got me what.
I should do a blog post called Erin’s ridiculous outtakes with all the crazy facial expressions people snapped me making throughout the day.
I had so much fun opening all the presents. Everything was wrapped so beautifully with such pretty cards.
Pictured: Me opening beautiful lingerie. Not Pictured: Me trying not to turn bright red as Debbie and Mary are talking about my wedding night.
Debbie and John have already given Josh and I so much for the wedding. I was not expecting them to give us a gift as well but they gave us a pretty huge one. I cannot wait to bust out these pots and pans next year in our new apartment!
After I unwrapped all the super generous presents I got my ribbons and bow hat! Debbie wanted to continue in the tradition of turning all the bows and ribbons from the gifts into a hat for me to wear. This touched me so much, not only because I am a huge sucker for tradition, but also because I have a picture of my mom at her bridal shower wearing a bow hat. I grew up looking at that picture, wondering what she was like, and what I would be like some day at my bridal shower. It’s crazy how everything has come full circle.
When Josh got back from his man day with my dad and his dad we had fun taking some pictures with my awesome new hat and showing him all the gifts we got.
I’ll leave you with this gem of a picture John snapped as my hat was falling off. I need to work on normal facial expressions for the wedding. ;p
And that was the end of a magical day. I hope your weekend was super special.
Question of the Day: What’s your favorite part of a bridal shower?
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake says
Wow! Everything looks so beautiful!
I know, Debbie and Mary did an amazing job!
Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says
looks like a great day! everything was beautiful!
It was the best day! They crated such a beautiful party!
Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. says
What a gorgeous shower! You are so blessed. 🙂
I really really am! Thank you so much!
so excited for you.
I am so excited to be married!!
Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife says
aww your bridal shower was so pretty! Ugh definitely makes the wedding feel like its HERE! huh? (:
I know!! haha I’m like I’m going to be a bride soon!!
Kierston @candyfit says
How fun! You looked great! So happy 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family says
Beautiful shower!! I am getting so excited for you 🙂
Aww thank you soo much! I’m so excited!!
Carly D. @ CarlyBananas says
What a beautiful looking shower! You look so happy – I’m so excited for you 🙂
Thank you so much Carly! I was so amazed at how everything turned out!
Lynda @ Hit The Road Jane says
They did a wonderful job! What a great shower and group of people that love you 🙂 Your wedding is going to be incredible!
I am sooo excited for the wedding!! Debbie and Mary really did a phenomenal job!
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It looks like you had such a fun shower! Love the games!
Thanks so much! It was a blast! I love the games too!
How awesome! I love all the pics but most especially the silly faced ones! Glad you had a great time!
Thanks so much! There were so many more ridiculous faced ones of me opening gifts during the shower. I need to work on normal faces. ;p
Amanda @ Run Principessa says
Congratulations!! So much fun. 🙂 I’ve only been to bridal showers in a firehall (you know how PA can be ;)), but this one looks like so much fun. The scrapbook was such a cute idea and I’m glad you had an awesome time!
Thanks so much Amanda! I had a blast! And I definitely know how PA can be. My sister’s bridal shower was in a bar.
Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach says
What beautiful decorations and OMG, that food spread looks phenomenal! What a lucky lady you are to have such great family and friends in your life!!
I have to say, the best part of bridal showers to me, is the time I get to spend with family and friends. 🙂 Glad you had a great time and Happy Monday to you!
I am so lucky to have such an amazing extended family. They are so loving and welcoming. I’m so glad I got to chat and catch up with them!
Looks like you had an amazing day! I don’t know what half of the food you pictured is but it all looks so delicious!
I was picking up tea sandwiches not sure what was in them except that they were veggie. haha My favorite was a sweet potato and leak sandwich. 😀
How beautiful!!! I am so glad you had a great bridal shower! Looks like you got some great gifts and sexy ones too, haha! <3
You deserved that beautiful day!
Thank you so much Katie!! It was such an amazing day!! <3
Alec @ PopFitLife.com says
This looks like a beautiful shower, Erin. I wish I could have been there. Love the ribbon/bow hat idea. With us, the tradition is however many bows you break is how many kids you will have. Then we take the bows and ribbons and make a “bouquet” for the bride for the rehearsal. :o)
PS. I love cannolis too!
Aren’t cannolis the best? I’m sad you couldn’t make it but I hope you had the best time at your sister’s shower and party!! I can’t wait to see pictures!!
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Everything looks beautiful. May be at the last photo, you can use red eye removal to enhance the photo.
Thanks so much!! I’m so glad you’re liking my blog! It’s funny you mention that last photo, I tried to do automatic red eye removal and it only changed one half of my eye. haha When I tried to then do it manually I looked like an alien so I kept it the way it was. I’m going to have Josh play around with it in Photoshop so he can see if he can fix it.
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's says
What a gorgeous shower! My favorite cake is the one my MIL buys me for every event/bday. PS we have those OXO good grips and that cupcake carrier, I love them both! My SIL bought me naughty lingerie and my MIL made me show everyone at the shower – mortifying.
My MIL is the one who bought me the lingerie!! haha Thanks so much girly, I was blown away by how beautiful and wonderful everything turned out. It was the perfect shower. <3
Caitlyn @ City and the Cubicle says
Whoa, every little detail is so beautiful. So glad you had a great time!
I had the best time! Thank you so much!
Debbie @ Live from La Quinta says
Wow, you’re so lucky that your future in-laws are so awesome (of course, they’re also lucky because you’re pretty awesome too). The pictures are great and I actually think an “outtake” post would be a good idea :-).
I’ll have to consider doing that. I just may have no readers after everyone sees the super strange faces I make. haha
Tina @ Best Body Fitness says
Aw, so happy you had a great shower. It all looks beautiful.
Thanks so much Tina! It was all amazing!
Clare @ Fitting It All In says
looks wonderful! and love your dress!
Thanks so much Clare! It was such an amazing day!
What a beautiful shower! The food looks amazing, and you can tell you really enjoyed yourself. Awesome photos!
It’s so funny, Debbie thought people would start leaving by 3:30 but most people didn’t start leaving til almost 5. I think everyone had a blast.
Angie @ Losing It and Loving It says
Oh how fun! They sure did a fantastic job.
They did an amazing job! They should be professional party planners!
Larisa @ 0to26point2 says
AW looks like such a great time. Congrats to both of you. You deserve the best:)
Thank you so much Larisa! You are so sweet!
Leslee @ Her Happy Balance says
You can tell with all the intricate details that a lot of love and effort went into planning this day! What a beautiful spread too! So happy you had a bow hat too! Tradition 🙂
SO much effort went into this event. I feel so incredibly loved. <3 And I loved the bow hat! I'm a sucker for traditions.