Thursday, September 26, 2013

The shower was a few weeks ago, and now remains a special memory in our hearts.
I was not able to download the pictures that were sent to me until now, mainly because I did not
have time to figure it out.  But, since it was a fun event, and because I know how much I enjoy
seeing all of your showers and wedding pictures, I thought I would share these pictures with you.

The venue was an old barn located on the grounds of a Bed & Breakfast.
The bottom room of the farm is decorated specifically for events and comes equipped with everything
but the decorations.  The tiny white lights on the grapevines, added a touch of ambience to the room.

The shower was for our dear niece, whose wedding will be late October.

For favors, I did bottles of "Wet & Wild" nail polishes, in shades of pink.  I dressed them as
little brides with white tulle veils, secured with tiny white rubber bands and then covered with thin
pink ribbons.

My sister used clear plastic plates and set each plate on a gold, lace doily.  The pretty vintage plastic ware was purchased at Party City.  It is so nice and sturdy that we saved it all and will wash and reuse it again.

For the centerpieces, I pulled out my stored crystal candle holders and tiny vases.  I have collected
crystal pieces over the years from Salvation Army stores and consignment shops.  I purchased one
bunch of pink roses from Costco and divided them up for all the tables, and the food table.  My sister
had the mirrors that I used.

Years ago I started a collection of crystal candleholders and votive holders, and I use them time and time again. 

For the banner, I used a white string of tiny lights, wrapped in tulle.  I used large, plain white index cards, with white lace doilies.  I spelled out the couple's names with gold, sparkly sticker letters
 and embellished them with pink
hearts.  I had the black and white pictures copied at Costco.
So simple that I almost was not going to share it, especially after seeing many
of your banners in blog land.

My sister and her daughter, the bride-to-be.  What fun it was to celebrate her.

One of the bride's good friends, who will serve as the bridesmaid, and another one of my beautiful
nieces who will serve as maid-of-honor.  These two were instrumental in creating this special
shower.  Their gracious hospitality made everyone feel welcomed.

The bouquet was designed and made by the girls, out of tissue papers and ribbons from the opened
gifts.  How clever!

I've watched my niece grow up through the years.  She spent hours of time in our home over the years.   Our youngest daughter will have the honor of serving as matron-on-honor, but could not be with us at the shower.  It is a joy to be her aunt, and we all look forward to her October wedding.

Thanks for the privilege of sharing this event.


Judy said...

I'm so glad you shared the photos with us. Everything looks just amazing...from the venue, to the fun ideas for decorating down to the lovely bride-to-be. Now you have us all anticipating the wedding...via the photos you will be sharing with us after. :) I am sure you are looking forward to having your daughter home for that!

Debbie said...

I am so glad you figured it out and took the time to post this event, as I LOVED seeing this. The decorations were just perfect. What a lovely girl btw. Now I am exciting the pics of the big day!

debi said...

Everything looks so awesome! You are certainly blessed with talents beyond most. Can't wait to see the wedding photos...she will be a beautiful bride.


Christine said...

Putting on a beautiful shower, like this one, is such an honor! Your work payed off, look at her smiles!
Nicely done!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The decorations are beautifully elegant in their simplicity. So nice to see!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Judy, such a special shower filled with so many lovely and creative touches! Everything is beautiful including your family!

lindsey said...

beautiful shower photos and what a great venue. You look far too young to have grown daughters and grandchildren!


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