Saturday, July 24, 2010

Angie's Bridal Shower

This is Angie at her bridal shower last weekend. My Aunt Judy let the bridesmaids throw it in her beautiful backyard garden. It was a joint effort with bridesmaid's husbands helping with the tents, Judy making everything look perfect in her yard. Big Boy grilled the chicken skewers, Sunny and Kate set the tables. Andrea made last minute direction signs. Bridesmaid Amber in South Carolina made and sent favors. Uncle Tom helped with the tents, the yard and set us up a huge fan. All of the bridesmaids, one of their moms, my mom and myself made the food. Here are the tables that Sunny and Kate worked so hard on. I thought I would be there to help so I told the other girls they didn't need to all be there. Too bad I forgot I had to do the flowers for the tables the next morning because I kind of left Sunny and Kate scrambling to get things done when they could have had more help. Never assume things won't take long. Everything takes longer than you think it will it seems.
The garden entrance.

Capiz shell wind chime from Celery Street.

The flowers came from my yard and Sam's Club. Judy's hydrangeas looked
so much better than mine. If I'd known she had them I would have used hers. She made some arrangements for the patio that were beautiful.

The napkins are supposed to look like dresses cinched at the
waist with a diamond ring. Angie is not having pink at her wedding
but since Sunny and I wanted some pink she said we could use it at her
shower instead. The green place settings and runners we found at K Mart
on clearance. It made me very happy.

Judy already had this butterfly chair in her garden.We decided it would be the perfect place for Angie to open her gifts. Judy put a rug under it that my great or great great grandmother had made. I never did get that straight.

Angie in her big diamond ring with her wedding wine glass all set to open gifts.
My niece Jenny made this wedding cake out of towels for Angie.

The drinks.
Bridesmaid Kristin and her mom Debbie setting up before the shower.

Bought the Evian at Big Lots.

Kristin and her sister Nicole (also a bridesmaid and the one who took most of these pictures) made and labeled the water bottles.
Bridesmaid Kate made the labels for the food and apothecary decanters
along with this Blushing Bride drink. It was pretty tasty.

This is the view from Judy's patio.Kate and Kristin making Angie's favorite lime sherbet punch for the little ones.

I was working on the chicken skewers and pasta
skewers around 2 in the morning the night before while

making Kate work on these cucumber rounds and toothpick appetizers and everything else that came to my mind. By the end of the weekend Kate had definitely had her fill of me. So had the other girls too I'm sure.

Sunny made the ever popular Oreo truffles. Nicole and Kristin brought coated pretzels and cupcakes and chicken salad croissants and all kinds of food. Andrea brought buffalo chicken dip and a ton of cheese and made an Italian angel hair pasta dish too. There was a lot of food. I lost track of who brought what.

All of the girls helped on the desserts and food.
These are store bought. That's why they look so perfect.
Because Angie loves hydrangeas I tried to copy the hydrangea cupcakes I saw on the Glorious Treats blog. Mine didn't quite compare but most of the ladies at the shower had never seen that blog anyway. I used her cookie recipe too along with her icing recipe. I spent days on her blog.

These are all of the bridesmaids except for Amber who lives in South Carolina.
Yesterday Angie and I had a shower for her. She is also getting married soon. So
is Kate. From left to right, my niece Andrea, Kristin, Kate, Angie, Nicole,
and on the end is my daughter and maid of honor Natalie (aka Sunny.)

My friend Debbie bought Angie this adorable apron with cherries on it.

Angie is with flower girls Emma and Kelsey here and in
the middle is their cousin Kamryn.
Judy is in the white here beside my mom in the green. That's my cousin Pam in the brown who had just come from the airport after an all night trip from Alaska. My niece Allison is between them and she told me that day she is having a baby boy in December. That's matron of honor Andrea beside Judy. Here are some more pictures of Judy's yard.

The party's over and it's clean up time. I'm trying to get over my fear of cameras for the wedding so here I am with my some of my BFFs (Barb, me, Gloria, Jeanie & Teri.)
And below is me with my two little girls.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this shower so nice. Sunny and I are so very grateful as is Angie for all of your help and hard work. A special thanks to Nicole and Jeanie for being our photographers. and a very special Thanks to Sunny for organizing the whole thing and finding us such a beautiful setting for the shower. I know she lost a lot of sleep planning this baby. And to my Aunt Judy and Uncle Tom we can't thank you enough for lending us your beautiful home and garden. We should have the wedding there but it's too late for that.

This bridal shower is listed at the Creative Party Place where you can find many great party ideas.

It is also listed at Between Naps on the Porch which has a ton of new tablescapes to view every Thursday. Thank you Susan for letting us post them.


Unknown said...

What a gorgeous set up and I really like the colors too.

Kate McMahon said...

Amazingly fun and beautiful weekend! I could never get my fill of you guys!

By the way... in that picture of the cucumber rounds what is the red sliver on top? :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Everything at this shower was so beautiful, right down to the tiny details like the water and evian bottles! The plates are adorable and the beverages are so cool and elegant in the urns! Good luck to your daughter. You should not worry about pictures--you seem very photogenic to me! Linda

susan said...

What a gorgeous and elegant shower!! All the details makae it so special!! I know the bride appreciates all the hard work. Gorgeous flower arrangements! What is that on the skewers in the tall bucket??

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I almost felt as though I was at your beautiful shower. The bride-to-be must have been thrilled. It was as lovely as a garden wedding! I love the colors and the way you set the tables. YOur napkin and napkin RING was an adorable idea. So girly and beautiful attention to detail!!!!! I love the apothecary jars filled with luscious libations and those darling labels.
The over all look was stunning and the close up details so perfectly done.
What a great post!

Sandy said...

Thanks for all of the sweet comments! You made my day! As far as those skewers in the bucket they are just marshmallows with icing and sprinkles to look like cupcakes. Angie's the cupcake queen so we had to have cupcakes.

The Charm of Home said...

Very cute! You guys must have worked forever on this. What an adorable party. Love the colors.

Jacqueline said...

What a great party. Everything was just over the top! I am soooo glad you added the pink, it just made everything pop. The food looked fab too. I loved the drink containers. Did you buy those? I got one at Costco at Christmas and wish I had gotten more.

Entertaining Women said...

You all did an amazing job on the shower/luncheon! Oh my, of course the flowers took a long did a boatload of arrangements. I entertain a great deal, and I make all the arrangements, too. They are definitely one of the most time consuming elements of the whole event. You did some lovely work on them. Everything came together so well. I adore the pink and green color theme. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Lynn said...

Everything was beautiful! I'm sure everyone had a great time!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just found your lovely lovely blog. These pictures are ADORABLE. Love the color palette! Pure happiness in all these images. Must read some of your past posts right now ;)

a quiet life said...

very pretty looks like loads of fun, she will be a gorgeous bride!

Sandy said...

Once again, thank you for the nice comments. I really appreciate them. Those apothecary decanters were purchased at different times and locations. Two I think came from Stein Mart, one from The Christmas Tree Shop and one from Sam's Club.

Marigene said...

Beautiful setting for a bridal shower...the bride to be is gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

Wow1 It is all so beautiful-I love the cheery colors and the tents over the tables,the food the drinks -oh, and the bride to be is beautiful too.


Mary said...

What a lovely shower & what wonderful details~ love the apothecary jars & labeled waters! And your dishes & runner are perfect for the setting. How fun to have that butterfly bench for the gorgeous bride-to-be! Your food looks delicious too :-)

Terri said...

Wow, you did a fantastic time with the shower! I absolutely LOVE the labels for the water bottles, would never have thought to do that. Thanks for sharing....

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a beautiful party! The food just looks amazing!


Unknown said...

What a fantastic shower, love every detail and the great colors!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful girls and a lovely occasion! And the food! OH MY!

Christina Rodrigues said...

loove the color scheme!
very beautiful looks sooo fun :)

have a wonderful weekend !!

Marlis said...

It all looks so festive, cheery and fun. Beautiful layout and settings. Thanks for sharing.

Fascinating Diamonds said...

Amazing photos. I loved the big Diamond Engagement Ring on angie's hand, its very vintage.