Monday, January 21, 2013

Leslie's Bridal Shower

Back in March when my sister got engaged, I immediately started pinning ideas for her wedding, bridal shower, and bachelorette party. If you thought I was excited back then, I am even more excited now that we've started the fun celebrations for her :) So while I was down in Florida for our Christmas vacation, I threw her bridal shower! It worked out really nicely since so many of her friends, family members, and bridesmaids were in town for the holidays (and somewhat selfishly I was very glad to have a two-for-one trip!) ;)







Leslie insisted on not having a theme, and wanted to keep things simple. I somewhat accidentally ended up with a champagne-related theme, and if you know Leslie and her love of Andre, it was very fitting!





cheers to Leslie!

wine / champagne glass charms as party favors, loved these!




Special touch for the day - my mom used her grandpa's checker table and a tablecloth that her mom cross-stitched for the gift table. It was a sweet way to have them "present" at the shower :)






I'm generally not a huge fan of bridal shower games, but the ones I came up with were apparently a huge hit...that, or you girls are just a bunch of really nice liars ;)

Name that Movie - Leslie loves movie quotes!

props for the guess-who-said-what game! they even made an appearance at the bars that night :)




the bride-to-be and her ribbon bouquet! so many pretty bows from everyone



Leslie had so many family members and friends come to celebrate. Everyone was so generous and she was completely spoiled! Special thanks to everyone who came from out of town. Update: Amy and Kate tied for the farthest traveled award, coming all the way from Kathmandu and Dubai! (I'm not sure which one is further, maybe it depends which way you fly around the globe?!)

Mom wins least traveled, since it was at her house :)


Megan, Jenn, Leslie & Sara - high school best friends

...and their moms! :)  Didi, Debbi, Nancy/my mom, and Kathy

Chi Omegas!

Liz, Leslie & Kate, just missing Ashley!

Leslie & Christina, former roommates!

Chi O family...love they still take these pics!

the bride's and groom's moms and grandmas :)

cousins! Katie & Leslie

Leslie & Aunt Mimi

all together!! so much love for Leslie :)

bridesmaids! we missed you, Julianne!


I've attended so many bridal showers but this was my first time throwing one, and I had so much fun planning it. Of course, it would not have been possible without my mom, Didi & Megan, and Kathy & Jenn - they were all such amazing helpers and I could not be more grateful for their assistance. A BIG thanks to them, and to everyone who attended! Less than 3 months to go until the big day :)



20 comments:

  1. Thank you for throwing such an amazing shower!! It was perfect and I loved every minute of it :) Also, is Kathmandu further than Dubai? If so, Kate is giving Amy a run for her money for the travel title!

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    1. Ha, good point!! Maybe it depends which way you fly around the globe?! Either way, I'll call it a tie ;)

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  2. It looks like you did a great job! I bet your sister is getting super excited! Three months goes fast :)

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    1. Thanks, it was a lot of fun! I am almost sad that it's over ;) The next few months will fly for sure!!

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  3. Cocktails and delish treats - what a great combo for a wonderful celebration!

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    1. Thanks! Can't go wrong with that combo! :)

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  4. looks like a gorgeous shower! congrats to leslie!

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  5. Hey Lisa, I saw your comment on TDC about wavy hair. I may have just the trick. Try taking a shower at night before you go to bed. When you get out of the shower, scrunch it up with a towel but do NOT brush it. Go to bed with your hair just like that and you may find some beautiful curls in the morning.

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    1. Thanks!! I'll have to give that a try :)

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  6. wow what a gorgeous shower!! i can tell the resemblance between you and your sister

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    1. Thanks! People ask us all the time if we are twins...!

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  7. Looks like it was a great bridal shower! You two look so much alike, and she looks soooo happy!

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    1. Thanks, it sure was! People ask us all the time if we are twins :)

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  8. What a beautiful shower! Loving the dresses! xx

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  9. Sheesh, look at all your beautiful friends and family members! You did a great job with your sister's shower. She is lucky to have you by her side!! Take care, Lisa!!!

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    1. Thanks!! I think she's a pretty lucky lady in general :)

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