a couple of weekends ago i threw one of my best and dearest girlfriends a bridal shower
i was so excited for this day to be here
mi madre and i worked on the decor and the favors for weeks
and i couldn't wait to see lisa's reaction to what we had come up with:
a cozy backyard brunch with a retro girly look
(with mimosas & sangria to bring it all together...and take the edge off the heat)
i asked my sister (you know, the one who takes those awesome photos) to come over and document the day for us
mi madre and i worked for a couple of weeks on the pom pom garland draped across my backyard. i love it and can't wait to find any old reason to have stone string it across the yard again!
(so i may or may not have a sickness ((which i inherited from mi madre)) where i feel the need to own cute little tables and chairs)
the favors and 'prizes'....we didn't play any games (because honestly isn't that the least fun part of a shower?) so guests won prizes for things like 'first person to arrive', 'first guest who's gift lisa opened' etc.
brunch was made up of three different kinds of quiche, a summer salad, fresh fruit and individual monkey breads
(i kind of feel like cupcakes are EVERYWHERE right now so i wanted to do something different and mi madre came up with the mini monkey bread idea)
i chose zinnias as the flower for the day...i thought they were bright and cheery
i wrapped an 'L' and a 'K' (for lisa and kyle) in yarn
not only as a gift for lisa, but also to sort of bookend the buffet
as i said before, we had mimosas and sangria (which i really helped myself too!)
my dad was nice enough to print off little labels for all of the food and beverages
we decided on two favors
one: a vintage hankie for each guest
'for happy tears'
'for happy tears'
(mi madre and i embroidered each guests first initial and a flower on their hankie)
and two: a little spice jar full of matches
lisa + kyle
the perfect match
(from left: katie, sara, court, lisa (the bride) and amber)
the 'indy' bridesmaids and the bride
it was a wonderful day
i had such a great time planning and throwing this shower...i can only imagine how much fun the wedding will be in october.
but first things first.....
a bachelorette party in IU bloomington!!!!!